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As 2018 moves to closing time, keep the pedal to the metal. Get projects complete, finish the quarter and the year strong. Since the economy is humming along, consider being more selective in 2019. Upgrade the craftsmanship aspects of daily life by working with people and companies that recognize and are willing to pay for clean and crisp finishes. Elevate away from the bottom feeder, follow the herd off the cliff low bidders, and the shop and unethically show everyone’s price peddlers. Step far away from the “we have lots of work for you, just match this number’ hamster wheel.
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Amazon’s Giant Spheres Get Hi-tech Coating
Long recognized as home of the iconic Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, has garnered national attention for the city’s newest landmark consisting of three intersecting, spherical-shaped office structures that are the centerpiece of Amazon’s new downtown corporate headquarters complex.
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Rising Compensation
Construction activity is one of the major drivers of architectural coatings demand, and U.S. statistical agencies track several indicators of the health of the construction sector. Construction employment is a good proxy for “real” construction activity, since the metric of total employment numbers is not itself subject to inflation (although cost of employment is), with the result being that changes in employment more accurately reflect what is being done at construction sites than do metrics involving the nominal amount spent.
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Fun Stuff
Oil & Water; BMW Paint; Plane Coated
A new way to mix oil and water (2:34)
A team of researchers in the Varanasi Lab at MIT has developed a way to create nanoscale emulsions, of oil and water, stable enough to last indefinitely, and with no mixing required.
The world’s First Aircraft Finished in Sun King Diamond Coating (7:28)
Jean Boulle Luxury is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first aircraft finished with the Sun King™ Natural Gem Diamond Coating at EBACE in Geneva. The Bombardier Global Express was painted by STTS an expert in global aerospace painting and sealing. The launch follows the agreement with AkzoNobel to produce aviation grade coating for the private and commercial jet markets.
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Industry News
Paint The Future – Enhanced Functionality Challenge
What exciting new functionality can your technology offer to make coatings cleaner, more responsive or adaptive? Click here for more      
Metallic Shimmers: New Colors, New Finish!
Pantone Metallic Shimmers is a new collection of lustrous metallic and pearlescent tones created to provide all fashion and product designers with a visual reference for metallic color. Click here for more      
PPG Announces Global Price Increase on Industrial Coatings Products
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it will implement a 10 percent price increase on all of its industrial coatings products globally. Click here for more      
PPG MeasureColor Mobile color matching platform
Did you know that the PPG customized MEASURECOLOR MOBILE™ color matching platform can immediately identify and match more than 2,500 commonly specified colors... Click here for more      
Pro on the Go: Sherwin-Williams
The Business of Painting – Annie Newton: 4 Seasons Color What is the No. 1 thing you can do to build a truly viable painting business? Click here to view      
RPM International Realigns into 4 Business Groups
The plan, known as “MAP to Growth,” includes initiatives designed to drive greater efficiency to accelerate growth and increase value from... Click here for more      
Fiberlock’s Three Step Mold Remediation Process From Water Damage: Clean. Coat. Kill.
As the recovery from the recent storms accelerate, Fiberlock is here to help. Click here for more      
2018 Freedom Fireworks Presented By ABC
In front of a nearly sold-out crowd of more than 41,000 people, the 2018 National Craft Champions and the Craft Professional of the Year stood on the Washington Nationals field on July 3 and were honored for their hard work as trained craftsmen. Click here for more      
Small Business Optimism Record High
Small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. Click here for more      
SkillsUSA Names 3M’s Maureen Tholen as Chair of the SkillsUSA
“I am looking forward to working with the foundation, the staff and the board of directors to help SkillsUSA most effectively deliver its mission to improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce by delivering graduates who are ready for careers or higher education.” Click here for more      
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Knowledge Test
1. Recently the American Ladder Institute published a new industry standard for stepstools:
2. Paint delamination on wood substrates occurs:
3. PPG was founded in 1883. The company was located in Creighton, PA and was known as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. What year did the paint business start?
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