Notes from the Field Articles

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What to Expect From a Coating Inspector

In many industries, achieving a high-quality result is too important to leave to chance. Moving on is not an option. The stakes are just too high to trust the workmanship to a contract and a handshake.

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New Shift in Manufacturer’s World

Paint giants in the United States have stores and centers throughout the country. This gives the contractor immediate access to the products needed. However, there are several specialty and global manufacturers that do business in the United States and do not have the same distribution outlets.

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Avoiding Damage to Adjacent Materials

Care should be taken when applying coatings of any kind to building exteriors so that the solutions or emulsions used do not cause damage to other building components.

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15 Years of Industry Insight

We asked five experts — contractor, inspector, investigator, manufacturer, and specifier — to answer a few questions pertaining to the past, present, and future of the coatings industry.

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Taking Steps to Go “Green” With Steel

The pressure for organizations to go “green” is increasing daily, and some companies fear it will hinder their ability to compete. However, many companies are finding with the right approach that it could actually help them become more productive and profitable

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Liability Nightmare of Overspray

You name it, they’ve seen it: overspray removal specialists can relate horror stories that would make any coatings contractor shudder. You may even have one or two of your own. Unfortunately, overspray happens, even when you take the best precautions and think you’ve crossed every “t” and dotted every “i” in “containment.”

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Mighty Mississippi: Bridging the Old and New

You can’t often bridge the gap between the past and present as directly as Thomas Industrial Coatings is on the 139-year-old Eads Bridge rehabilitation. By using the TruQC application (or app), they’re connecting the bridge’s history with the app’s innovation. For this project, highlighted in “The Mighty Mississippi: Coating Crew Saves River’s First Bridge” (CoatingsPro, May 2013), the coatings crew is maintaining quality control over the daily hazard analysis, weekly environmental report, toolbox talk, incident report, and timesheet submission.