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Silicone Saves Leaky Assisted Living Roof

Applied Coating Solutions offered a silicone solution to the Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon that met the roof’s weight restrictions. The coating system saved the client — both financially and physically — and won the crew third place in the 2018 Contractor Awards program.

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Repainting of WWII-Era Radio Towers

LORAN towers have a history that reaches back to the early days of radio navigation. Five of these landmarks got a fresh coat of aviation orange and white in 2018, thanks to a team of painters who do all their painting while suspended by rope.

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SPF Crew Insulates Plastic Tanks From Ohio Winters

When a U.S. government vendor near Cincinnati, Ohio, contacted Spray-Tec with a roofing inquiry, the contractor made sure to mention its other capabilities. As it turned out, it was the insulation component that led to an even bigger job to protect the site’s plastic tanks.

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From Victim to Victor: Harness Your Professional Power

To choose to give your power away at work or to hold on to it, you must be willing to take some responsibility for things. It’s your reality. Once you realize that you own a chunk of the responsibility in any situation, you can then own your power and begin to realize the control you have.

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Tough as Steel: Korean Plant Protected by Coating System

For multinational steel manufacturer POSCO, corrosion can be an occupational hazard. Because steel mills require sufficient raw materials to produce, they are often located near marine terminals — where both raw material and finished product can be easily shipped.

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Durable Floor Hand-Crafted for Dauntless Distillery

Craft brewers and distillers know a lot about beer and spirits. And they know a lot more than they probably ever wanted to know about floors. The first time a keg is dropped on an uncoated concrete floor, a brewery owner sees the importance of having a high-quality floor system.

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Stop Leaking Marketing Spend

Marketing is a fundamental part of any successful contractor’s business, but all too often potential customers are getting lost at the last yard. This means that thousands of dollars are left on the table, when there are simple fixes that could bring that customer to the finish line.

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How to Protect Employees From Aggressive Behavior at Work

At a recent workshop with about 250 attendees representing approximately 190 organizations, I performed an informal survey. I asked for a show of hands from those whose workplace had a written anti-bullying policy. Less than half of those in attendance raised their hands. I did the same for a workplace anti-violence policy. The response was better than half but still less than two-thirds.

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Pipe Protection Crosses Canal

The Erie Canal stretches from Niagara Falls off Lake Erie about 363 miles (584.2 km) east to the Hudson River, outside Albany, New York. For a major gas and electric utility company in upstate New York, adding a new carbon steel pipe to the three existing lines required crossing the canal.