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Local Landmarks and Finding a Niche: Jim Stelzer

An eye catching project can be a real sense of pride for the community, and cities that don’t even put letters or logos on their tanks are missing a golden opportunity. True that it’s a little bit cheaper, but they’re missing out on advertising the quality of their city.”

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Hoaned in on Coordinated Bridge Recoat

With motorists above, a girder of the then 28-year-old bridge in Milwaukee, Wis., started to crack and sag. Although no injuries occurred, the steel arch bridge was closed immediately and repairs started soon after.

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Clearing up Surface Prep Standards

“Never paint a dirty surface” is something of a mantra in industrial painting circles. Without proper surface preparation, a coating will not adhere properly to the substrate and the system will fail.

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Up on the Roof: Four-Building Elastomeric Job

For Trusted Construction Inc., installing new roof coating systems is all in a day’s work. However, when conditions were less than optimal for the application of GAF’s Unisil HS silicone coating, the Trusted Construction crew had to get creative with the schedule to keep the job moving toward an on-time completion.

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Car Accident Clean Up on Luxury Hotel Floors

“The accident happened late in the evening, and they were trying to make sure guests were unaware of what happened, so we had to try to get everything put together as quickly as possible,” Dumas said. “The damage was pretty extensive, and everything had to get cleaned up pretty quickly because they had guests that were there.”

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Communication Lessons From Customers

Preparedness comes by having the structure in mind that will allow your persuasive and reassuring abilities to control the situation. Maybe it was your staff, your management team, or a salesman, but the buck stops with you.

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Cool Roof Project Beats Arizona Heat

While Arizona may be known for its intense sun and scorching temperatures, everything from monsoon rains to gale-force winds can endanger a project at any point from the early application stages to years into a coating’s maturity.

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Cold and Wet: Epoxy Overcomes the Odds

Cold climates are a challenge to manufacturers with specialized epoxy coatings designed for immersion service. If coatings contractors don’t have sub-freezing temperatures or high humidity to contend with, then they probably have issues of low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, regulatory compliance, and user friendliness of the coating.

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Why Good Weather Is Bad for Roofs

Consider the plight of the commercial building owner with multiple tenants under an aged and failing roof. On a rainy day, the owner waits in fear for the phone to ring from an irate tenant saying that the roof is leaking