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September 2015

Prost! Celebrating Oktoberfest With a Look at Brewery Employment

Oktoberfest is a 16-day folk festival ending in the first weekend of October; revelers enjoy traditional Bavarian food, games, and plenty of beer. Originating in Munich, Germany, the good times are now shared worldwide. Today we celebrate the world's largest beer festival by taking a look at employment in breweries in each state.

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SprayWorks Donates $5,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

SprayWorks Equipment Group successfully reached its goal – to donate $5,000 to Wounded Warrior Project, and raising awareness of the veterans who work in the spray foam and coatings industry. All proceeds from Warriors We Love were donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

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Maintenance Programs for Water Tanks

Q: How are assets with protective coatings typically managed in the water tank industry? A: This is handled differently depending up the city, utility district, or private water supply company.

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Industry Insight: Enhancing Coating Film Quality

Concrete Substrates in both water treatment and wastewater collection plants can be subjected to corrosive conditions. In water, this can include primary and secondary containment applications. In wastewater , it generally involves headspaces in which biogenic sulfide corrosion occurs or in secondary containment structures.

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No Dragged Feet for Floor Fixer Uppers

What do you do when a food facility receives a less-than-par coating? When that happened to a client’s floor on the West Coast, the only thing the client and manufacturer could do was move forward together. The coating system, which was not initially installed correctly and therefore didn’t look right, needed to be fixed.

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High Profile, Winds, and Reflectivity: Green Coatings on New Orleans Airport Roof

When David Lamouranne of GreenStar Roof Coatings landed the job of applying a new coating system to the roof of a private hangar at the New Orleans Airport, he jumped at the opportunity. While he knew the high-profile job would present some very real challenges — high winds, air traffic, and airport safety requirements — he was excited to offer his client, Atlantic Aviation, a new roof that would be green, durable, and reduce energy costs.

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The Reality of Epoxy Sensitization

Have you ever gotten, or heard of someone who’s gotten, a skin rash when working with epoxies? Well, that skin rash could well have been a form of epoxy sensitization.

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Fun Ride: Coating an Amusement Park

When you think of amusement parks, you may think of a variety of images: roller coasters, Ferris wheels, popcorn, cotton candy, long lines, hot summers, the list probably goes on. But for a coatings contractor, that list may expand to the many, many different substrates with different kinds of coatings.

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Lead From Need: Four Ways to Motivate Employees

Are your workers lethargic, apathetic, unmotivated, or disengaged? Many business owners’ problem is that they are giving employees what they think employees want, but not what they really need. Fat salaries and perks are great, but what they also want is to be inspired, connected, and living a life of purpose. They need to feel valued. As their leader you need to lead from need.

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