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Code Red for Leaky Medical Center Roof

Upon walking into the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, visitors are greeted by natural light coming through two huge skylights in the atrium. Each skylight is of impressive size, and after about 10 years, they had both begun leaking. Recently, Newton Roofing Services was called in to remedy the situation.

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Alpine’s Sam Scaturro on Safety and Sustainability

Sam Scaturro, president of Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors, shares his insights on industry trends and keys to success. For Alpine, this includes an emphasis on safer and sustainable practices, as well as developing its workforce and communicating with clients.

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CoatingsPro Magazine Honors Winners of 2024 Contractor Awards

As AMPP’s publication for contractors working on high-performance coating projects in the field, CoatingsPro Magazine recognized and celebrated its 2024 Contractor Awards Program winners as part of a ceremony from the association’s flagship annual show.

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Best of 2024: AMPP Honors Service, Technical, Project Awards

The latest group of Service, Technical, and Project Awards recipients are being celebrated on Honoree Night at the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, with a mission of recognizing exceptional achievements and groundbreaking contributions in materials protection and performance.

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‘ShankShack’ Garage Floor Gets a Custom-Coated Glow Up

When a social media influencer opted to design a new car shop, he needed something more durable and customizable than epoxy flooring, all with superior performance. His team ultimately chose to broadcast custom glow flakes into a clear polyaspartic coating.

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Call for Coatings at 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, held this March in New Orleans, La., will showcase numerous exhibits and educational sessions relevant to the coatings industry. This article highlights several potential opportunities to coatings professionals across the field.

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Infrastructure Insurance Intel: Why It Matters for Contractors

As part of a new task force, GPI’s Tony Serdenes, Nick Kuntz of Alliant Insurance Services, and David A. Scotti of Scotti Law Group are exploring the relationship that protective coatings and other corrosion prevention and mitigation systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

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Top Tips for Concrete Flooring Preparation

Even as a resilient material, concrete flooring won’t last if isn’t properly prepared. Dave Bigham, global director of training for National Flooring Equipment, explains how coatings contractors can effectively prepare concrete during their surface preparation work.

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Exploring the Wondrous World of Steel

Steel is among the more common substrates a coatings contractor works with, whether its for commercial or industrial projects. As such, the challenges that come with maintaining steel and preventing corrosion, as daunting as they may be, are well known within the industry.

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Proactive Roofing: Saving Energy, Reducing Waste

Building owners are increasingly understanding the value of proactive maintenance, which includes the regular application of roof coatings and membrane installations to extend the life of their assets while protecting the energy efficiency of their building envelopes.

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Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

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Metallic Epoxy Floors: Truths, Lies, and Offering an Honest Solution

Jon Kopp, owner and operator of Quality Epoxy, explains the strengths and limitations of metallic epoxy floors and what his company has learned after seven years of offering this type of coating solution to clients. Among Kopp’s concerns are a lack of installer knowledge and education.

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Spray Foam Insulation: Residential vs. Commercial

From maximizing efficiency to reducing operating costs, both open- and closed-cell spray foam offer unique benefits to homeowners and commercial business owners that cannot be found with traditional insulation. Spray foam and polyurethane equipment provider SprayWorks explores some of the key considerations.

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How Needs Are Evolving for Coatings Inspectors

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their jobsite challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these challenges involve the need for boosting speed and reporting efficiency.

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CoatingsPro Seeks Nominations for 2024 Contractor Awards

As of now, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, uses this program to showcase projects and crews demonstrating excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.