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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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September 2013

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New Floor, New Ride

This car dealership in Manhattan needed a new floor quickly. Could the coatings crew accomplish it in one holiday weekend?

In This Issue

  • Pipe & Pump Insulation
  • Reproduced Surface Profile
  • Equipment Troubleshooting
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July 2013

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Juvenile Center Goes Green

Applying coatings to the exterior of a juvenile detention center meant working with children, lead, and the environment.

In This Issue

  • Onsite Install Failure
  • Collection Suggestions
  • Themed Ride Rehab
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May 2013

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Iconic Bridge Overhaul

To rescue the first bridge to span the Mississippi River, this seasoned coatings crew stepped in. The bridge's first total re-coat in 139 years? No pressure!

In This Issue

  • Fireproof Coatings
  • Weathering Steel Failures
  • Business Motto: Clients First
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March 2013

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Dazzling Duo: Pipelines & Polyurethanes

Understanding how polyurethanes work on pipelines doesn't have to be rocket science. But it does have to work! Get the ins and outs of this multi-faceted coating.

In This Issue

  • Spec Essentials
  • Pipeline Coating Inspection
  • Picking A Pressure Washer
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January 2013

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Med Center Concrete Cure

This connecticut coatings crew doctors up a set of blueprints before applying 55,000 square feet of coatings at a new-build medical center.

In This Issue

  • Heating Cold Tanks
  • Victim Of Own Success
  • HDG Coatings Failures
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November 2012

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Intumescent Coating Offshore Oil Rig

It's a major production to apply an intumescent coating system on a new-build offshore oil rig at this ultra-busy Texas fabrication yard.

In This Issue

  • Motivating In Tough Times
  • Fear As An Advantage
  • Silicone Hull Coatings
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September 2012

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Coatings Take Center Stage

Showtime at the Hollywood Bowl, but the parking deck was not up to the traffic clogging the iconic venue. Would the Bowl be "close-up ready" in time for the opening curtain?

In This Issue

  • Surface Prep Essentials
  • Mine Floor Project
  • Antimicrobial Coatings
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July 2012

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5 Million Gallon Water Tank Recoat

Everything is bigger in RExas, including the water tanks and the change orders. Here's the story of one crew's race to keep Houston hydrated.

In This Issue

  • DOD Partnerships
  • Refinery Fireproofing
  • Epoxy: Resloping Floors
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May 2012

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Coating The Robert Opie Norris Jr. Bridge

The crew from Atsalis Brothers Painting braves Mother Nature and stiff regulations in their bid to apply a new coating system to a regional landmark.

In This Issue

  • Air Barrier Coatings
  • Mortar Coatings 101
  • Never Again: Get The Lead Out!
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March 2012

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10 Years of CoatingsPro

As we celebrate 10 years in publishing, here are 10 of our most celebrated stories!

In This Issue

  • Never Again: Importance of Profile
  • Tank Farm Containment
  • Hearing Protection Update
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January 2012

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Concrete Wastewater Tank Is A Game Changer

An undiscovered problem lead to a coatings change order that result in new equipment and training, the crew has a choice: sink or swim.

In This Issue

  • Never Again: Roofers Or Coaters?
  • Metallic Epoxy Floor
  • LAPD Parking Garage
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November 2011

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NASA, You Have A Roofing Problem

The problem, however, was no match for a high-flying coatings team. Steeply-sloping substrate? Check. Rappelling like Batman? Check. Battling ladybugs? Read the story and find out.

In This Issue

  • Never Again: Gaps In Fire Protection
  • Power Structure Specs
  • The Inspector's Tool Bag
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September 2011

Featured Article

Spray It Safe

A jobsite visit yields a unique perspective on one of the largest on-going coatings projects in the nation - the painting of Louisiana's Huey P. Long Bridge.

In This Issue

  • Employees And Social Media
  • Steel Tanks & Flash Rust
  • Never Again: Using Color, Preventing Failure
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July 2011

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Innovative Coatings, Napa Wines

Concrete. steel. cinderblock, plywood - an enterprising coatings crew covers it all as a bustling winery perpares for the harvest while opening a new estate building.

In This Issue

  • Hi-Tech QC
  • Confined Space Safety
  • NAI 2011 Advanced Program
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