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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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Pipe Dreams: Round the Clock Work to Recoat Pipe

Some jobs only require a week or two of work. Others mandate shifts that span 24 hours a day, seven days a week and take three years to finish. This was the second kind of job. It started when The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District decided to recoat an irrigation pipe that ran along a canal. The goal was to extend its life by up to 30 years.

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Beans, Bugs, and Coating Solutions at Baked Goods Plant

When one of the world’s largest producers of baked goods had two problems on their hands — a corroding ice machine and beetles entering their flour room — their solution was Ecodur 201. The producer, which wishes to remain unnamed, called Aquablocx, a Tennessee-based company that specializes in repairing storage tanks (e.g., water, grain, chemical, oil, fuel, and wastewater) of all shapes and sizes using a plant-based coating material.

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OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement Changes for 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements have been in place since 1971 (29 Code of Federal Regulations CFR Part 1904). The requirements were updated in 2002 to make it easier for employers to comply. OSHA has again updated the recordkeeping rule for 2015 to include two key changes.

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Tom Keller: Working on a Different Level

While Tom Keller of Brazos Urethane may be known as “Tom the Roofer” after his work on the Superdome post-Hurricane Katrina, his work in the coatings industry can’t be contained by the Big Easy. His work has spanned from San Francisco to Miami, and he’s currently focusing on branded roofs of national sports arenas. However, his beginning had much more humble roots.

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Cutting Edge Technologies All Meeting Planners Must Embrace

Unfortunately, many meeting planners — aside from those who specialize in the tech industry — shy away from technology. They may be familiar with some of the new technologies available, but they don’t utilize them consistently and end up missing out on important opportunities.

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Beating the Boomer Bust

More than 60 percent of U.S. business owners are over 50 years old, and many of them are looking toward retirement and the process of attracting and vetting potential buyers to take the reins. The differences in yesterday’s and today’s business landscapes are stark.

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Getting Schooled: Recoating School Buildings

The contracting company RoofCARE has branches in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces and uses those locations to serve all of New Mexico and West Texas. It also has good working relationships with many New Mexico school districts, including the Floyd Municipal School District...

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On the Dock of the Bay: Coating Yacht Club Pilings

The marine environment is one of the harshest environments for galvanized steel. The constant exposure to salt water and the moist marine air are often too much for the galvanized steel pilings of the docks of marinas and harbors.