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March 2016

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Balancing Beam: Time, Skills and a PFP System

Expansions at a petrochemical facility required a special passive fire protection coating applied in-shop and in the field

In This Issue

  • Variables in Roof Safety
  • Fracking on the High Seas
  • Cost of Lost Tools
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January 2016

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Concrete Coatings Kings

The rehab of a historic building in L.A. included the coating of a top level of the parking garage. Find our how these contractors handled the heat.

In This Issue

  • Top Talent Needed!
  • Safety for Inspectors
  • Your Online Reputation
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November 2015

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Peak Performance: Coating a Natural Gas Power Plant

They go by many names: peaking power plants, peaker plants, and sometimes just peakers. But there is no change in the important role these power plants play.

In This Issue

  • Choosing & Using Fire Protection
  • Training Ops for Roofers
  • Coating Spec Updates
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September 2015

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Concrete Floor Gamble

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino was about to gamble big! The problem started when faint cracks began appearing on its 10-year-old, 23,000-square-foot floor.

In This Issue

  • Update: OSHA's Confined Space
  • Social Media Conversation
  • Holiday Break Work?
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July 2015

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Clip In and Hang On! Superdome Roof Job

This New Orleans icon didn't need to be recoated but getting one made sense. And this super crew made it work!

In This Issue

  • Surface Prep Failures
  • Coating Plaza Decks
  • Profits By The Numbers
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May 2015

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Inner City Bridge Recaot

Recoating a throughway in Cumberland, MD. included several challenges: pedestrians and neighbors, lead contamination, and cold weather.

In This Issue

  • Market Existing Customers
  • Hazard Updates
  • Start in Contracting
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March 2015

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Polyurea Crew Waterproofs Monumental Land Bridge

With a backdrop as famous as the St. Louis Arch, finding the right coatings system for the new concrete deck on this project was crucial.

In This Issue

  • About the "Job Walk"
  • Concrete Slab Curled
  • Confined Space PPE
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January 2015

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Concrete Parking: Upscale Upgrade

A zip code means a lot when you're coating nine parking decks in the 90210 that remained open for business during the rehab.

In This Issue

  • Roof Transformed With SPF
  • After the OSHA Inspection
  • Website and Consumers

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November 2014

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Coatings: Worlds of Fun

A three-coat system on the inside and another three-coat system on the outside of the Worlds of Fun tank in Kansas City meant one unique project multiplied.

In This Issue

  • Coatings Failures: Human Nature
  • Lease V. Loan Equipment
  • Regaining Lost Profits

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September 2014

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Ganger Floor Reloaded

When a Coast Guard helicopter sniper squadron in Florida needed a new coating on a World War II-era floor, they called in the professionals.

In This Issue

  • Paint Police Or Paint Umpires?
  • Polyurethanes On Steel
  • Building Safety Culture
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July 2014

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New Tanks for Wastewater Plant

When 1.3 million residents are depending on a wastewater treatment plant upgrade, it's important to call in the right coatings and applicator for the job!

In This Issue

  • Specifiers: The Next Generation
  • Updates In Sustainability
  • Seattle Goes Green

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May 2014

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Brroklyn Bridge's Epic Recoat

Hurricanes. Crane crashes. Traffic. Oh my! Nothing can keep this crew from re-coating the historic New York bridge.

In This Issue

  • Clean Water Tank
  • In-Vehicle Cameras
  • Lead Paint Precautions
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March 2014

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Searing Hot: Austomated System Makes Lining Pipes a Breeze

Even using an automatic coating system requires a learning curve. Find out how this crew managed to work all angels

In This Issue

  • Oil Tanks
  • Airless Spray Gun Safety
  • Setting Financial Goals

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January 2014

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Concrete Cruise Terminal Restored

After Superstorm Sandy, two coatings crews helped to fix the extensive damage done to the Brooklyn cruise terminal

In This Issue

  • Workplace Inspection
  • Steel Tanks Covered
  • Waterproofed Concrete
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November 2013

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Coating In The Bag

A Midwestern power plant needs to coat the walls and ceilings of 28 fly ash bag houses in 18 months. Can they make it work?

In This Issue

  • Bunker Barge Recoat
  • Safely Tethering Tools
  • Mission/Vision.Values
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