Having trouble reading this email? Click here for the online version.

Subscribe | Advertise
     January 24

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC
According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment expanded by 38,000 net new jobs in December. Across the industry, employment is up by 280,000 year-over-year, an increase of 4.0 percent.
8 Budget Types for Businesses
EVERY BUSINESS, WHETHER small or large, needs a way to track its expenses, revenue and profits. “Budgets are really important for both internal and external (reasons),” says Joseph Fahey, director of business succession planning for PNC Bank. Budgets help owners and executives make informed decisions about purchases and sales. What’s more, maintaining an effective budget can be used to attract investors or secure business loans.
Let’s paint the future together – the AkzoNobel startup challenge begins
Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators! The first edition of Paint the Future – the AkzoNobel startup challenge is now open and ready to discover new and revolutionary solutions that will accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings.
Industry News
Sherwin-Williams Streamlines Concrete and Masonry Products with a New Look
Loxon®, Conflex™ product lines refreshed to help pros find the best solution for any job Click here for more      
Behr Paint Unveils 2019 Color of the Year, a “Blueprint” for the Future of Color
Behr Paint will debut a Pop-Up Color Shop in SoHo, New York and announce a national giveaway of 2,019 gallons of the 2019 Color of the Year, Blueprint Click here for more      
Sherwin-Williams Unveils New On-Trend Color Collections Specific to Key Markets
Twenty-three new palettes for 2019 offer professionals market-specific options to address their clients’ evolving needs Click here for more      
PPG to Highlight Coatings Developments for Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared Vehicles During NAIAS
PPG today announced that it will highlight its latest developments in coatings technology for autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles during the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 14-27, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Click here for more      
SEMA 2018 Spells Success for Axalta
For the first time in its five-year history, Axalta’s (NYSE: AXTA) Automotive Color of the Year is showcasing a color primed for vehicle customization both at manufacturing facilities and in the aftermarket. Click here to view      
Specialty mold solutions brand is latest Rust-Oleum acquisition
Rust-Oleum has announced that it acquired Siamons International Inc., provider of the Concrobium brand of non-toxic specialty mold cleaners. Siamons is based in Ontario, Canada. Click here for more      
Rare blue pigment found in medieval woman’s teeth rewrites history
The discovery of a rare, expensive blue pigment in the dental plaque of a medieval woman’s skeleton is shedding light on hidden chapter of history, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. Click here for more      
OEHHA Proposes Adding PCBTF to Prop 65 List
On Nov. 23, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) posted its intent to list para-chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Click here for more      
RPM Reports Fiscal 2019 Second-Quarter Results
Fiscal 2019 second-quarter net sales were a record $1.36 billion, up 3.6% over the $1.32 billion reported a year ago. Click here for more      
Benjamin Moore & Co. Appoints Company Veteran Dan Calkins Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dan Calkins Named CEO after 32-years with the Paint Manufacturer Click here for more      
Product Introductions
The Paint Brand and Painting Tools Pros Trust.
Sherwin-Williams is the name you can trust for high quality paint. Purdy® is the name you can trust for high-quality painting tools that boost productivity and craftsmanship on every project. Available at Sherwin-Williams.
Find Your Tools
Featured Videos
New Titan RX-Pro™ Airless Spray Gun
An innovative spray gun built for the way you work, giving you ultimate comfort and control.
Upcoming Industry Events
Orlando, FL - Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Feb 11th - 14th, 2019
SUB Excel
Nashville, Tennesse
March 6 - 9th, 2019
Knowledge Test
1. The main regulation that states every employer must provide a safe work environment is:
2. How is an architecturally painted surface (commercial or residential project) to be inspected?
3. In regards to wall coverings; define "strike-off".
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com