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Tanks For Thanksgiving

For most of us Thanksgiving is a day to be spent with family and friends laughing over food and football. For Paul Flanagan and his crew at AMEX Inc., the Thanksgiving weekend was spent in frigid weather in a race to reline the bottom of an ethanol fuel storage tank.

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Taking on a High Pressure Job Without Getting Tanked

When thinking of industrial coatings, the first thing that comes to mind isn't usually conservation. But when it comes to repairing as opposed to replacing a structure, a quality coating can add years if not decades to its existence, saving a company thousands of dollars in build cost and lost time. However, repairing comes with its own set of pitfalls and challenges, and in the case of an aging riveted storage tank, this meant stripping the existing substrate and a rigorous check for leaks.