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News Roundup: COVID-19 and the Coatings Industry

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Dear CoatingsPro Readers,

Life as we know it is very different right now than it was just a week or month ago — and we aren’t sure how long this different world will last. The coronavirus disease 2019 (aka COVID-19) continues to spread to much of the populated world and, therefore, new information needs to be distributed. To keep you updated, CoatingsPro will not only be continuing to share with you tips and tricks throughout the coatings industry in our regular articles, issues, and other forms of outreach, such as podcasts. Companies in the coatings industry continue to share information, and we will continue to share it with you in a one-stop article that we’re calling the COVID-19 Roundup. This article rounds up news that has been posted in the week prior, so be sure to check back regularly for all of the updates. After all, this week’s information may be quite different from last week’s. Stay safe and happy coating!

Stephanie Marie Chizik
CoatingsPro Magazine

June 2020 COVID-19 Roundup

EPA Providing Excess PPE for Fighting COVID

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQs on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in the Workplace

PPG Unveils Global Restructuring Plan

Garland Launches Defense Force Product Line Amid Global Health Crisis

IIBEC Joins Back to Work on America’s Roofs Coalition

PPG Launches Virtual Tech Services Tool for Coatings Business

Podcast: How COVID-19 Made the Corrosion Industry Get Creative

Sherwin-Williams Launches Online Resource Center for Industry

AIA Releases Retail Store and Office 3D Models for Reducing Risk of COVID-19

HMG Paints' Hand Sanitizer, Helping Businesses Get Back to Work

BASF Supports Search For Active Ingredients to Combat Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Podcast: Tips for Returning to the Workplace or Jobsite

PPG Initiates Global Restructuring, Targeting $170 Million in Annual Savings

NSF Program Helps Businesses Reopen and Stay Open Safely

Architects, Health Experts Release Strategies, Tools for Safely Reopening Buildings

GAF Energy Launches Virtual Sales, Design, and Support Program for Roofers

Podcast: How Coatings Contractors Can Overcome Challenges of 2020

Genie Shares Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting Aerial Equipment

EPA Emphasizes the Need to Continue Cleaning and Disinfection Practices

With Safety Protocols, NACE Reopens Houston Training Center

Axalta Donates Hand Sanitizer, PPE to Support Brazil's Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Podcast: What the Pandemic Has Meant for Resinous Flooring


May 2020 COVID-19 Roundup

U.S. Department of Labor Offers New Video and Poster On Proper Workplace Use of Respirators

Podcast: Amcorr VP on Maintaining Support for In-Field Workers

Good-Faith Certifications for U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Loan Recipients

How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During COVID-19

CORROSION 2020 Will Not Take Place This June 

Honeywell AI-Driven Thermal Imager Detects Elevated Body Temperature

Podcast: How Industry Businesses Can Reopen Safely in COVID-19

AECOM Launches Virtual Public Consultation Tool

Learn from Home with Free AIA/CEU Webinars from ARDEX

BASF Makes and Donates Hand Sanitizer to Help Canada’s Fight Against COVID-19

Wagner Meters Waives Fee for Rapid RH Training and Certification During COVID-19

Chromaflo Technologies Announces New ChromaSafe Hand Sanitizer

Paycheck Protection Program Is Allowing Construction Firms

3M and Ford Begin Shipping New Powered Air-Purifying Respirators for Health Care Workers

Podcast: Former FBI Agent Offers 'Cyber Hygiene' Tips for COVID-19

R&D Coatings is Manufacturing Hand Sanitizer for Businesses

Industry’s Deep Loss in Passing of John Crowe, GPI

Podcast: MSA Safety on Respiratory Protection Developments in COVID-19

Long-Term Storage of Ships During COVID-19 Shutdown

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Encourages SPF Contractors to Focus on Professional Development During COVID-19

Axalta To Apply Antimicrobial Technology In Chicago Hospital For Coronavirus Patients

Additional Funding For Paycheck Protection Program Loans Helps Support Essential Construction Jobs

Podcast: Virtual Corrosion Education Takes Flight During COVID-19

MPE Launches Emergency Medical Cart to Meet Critical Ventilator Need

RGF Environmental Group's New Conveyor Sterilizes 30,000 N95 Masks Each Day

ABC Helps Author Recovery Strategy in Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

3M Continues Fight Against COVID-19 With Aid for Relief, Recovery Efforts

Sherwin-Williams Launches Online Resource Center for Professionals


COVID-19 Podcast Interviews

Phil Kinnane, Vice President of Sales at COMSOL 


Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales at HoldTight Solutions  |  Episode Transcript


Sylvia Fontes, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services  |  Episode Transcript


Janet South and Laura Blechl, DECO Coatings  |  Episode Transcript

Doug Standal, President of SpeedCove  |  Episode Transcript


John Glass, Vice President of Sales for Amcorr Products and Services   |  Episode Transcript


Larry Sloan, CEO of American Industrial Hygiene Association  |  Episode Transcript


John Iannarelli, Former FBI Agent and Cyber Security Task Force member   |  Episode Transcript


Greg Martin, VP of Product Strategy and Development, MSA Safety  |  Episode Transcript


Pam Nicoletti and Melanie Diaz, NACE Education  |  Episode Transcript


Tatsuya Nakagawa, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Castagra  |  Episode Transcript


Steve Schroeder, Vice President for Dex-O-Tex Division of Crossfield Products Corp.


Chris Heffernan, Senior Vice President and General Manager at KEEN


Michael Caputi, President and Silvia Caputi, Vice President at Epoxytec


Davies Hood, President of Induron and Mark Ragsdale, Great Lakes Water Authority


Mitch Kiser, Global Product Manager for Industrial Respiratory Protection at Bullard


Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law


Chris Tiernay, President and Chief Operating Officer at Carboline


Cory Brown, Vice President of Operations at Tnemec


Reid Ribble, CEO of National Roofing Contractors Association


Industry Event Cancellations or Postponements:

Announcing ACI Virtual Committee After Cancellation of ACI Concrete Convention

CORROSION 2020 Will Not Take Place This June

ABAA Conference Postponement Announcement

CRCA 2020 National Conference and AGM to be Canceled

American Coatings Show and Conference 2020 Canceled

We’ll post more news stories and information related to the coronavirus in the days and weeks ahead. We also have further episodes and updates to our specialized podcast series, in which CoatingsPro is speaking with various industry leaders in an effort to best guide contractors through the business-related fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact: CoatingsPro Magazine, www.coatingspromag.com

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