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July 2019

Featured Article

Steel Support at Cleveland Ballpark

The recoating of the Indian's park included work during the baseball season. Despite hat, the finished look is worthy of the 2019 All-Stars!

In This Issue

  • Is Growth Good?
  • Dog Trainer Floor Failure 
  • Combating Worker Shortage 
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May 2019

Featured Article

Steel Sky Bridge

At 7 million square feet the Orlando Orange County Convention Center is the second largest in the United States.

In This Issue

  • Hurricane Roof Redo
  • Pre-Bid Meeting 101
  • Exit Planning for Retirement 
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Steel Surfaces

Featured Article

Steely Resolve: How Contractors Can Overcome Steel's Challenges

For contractors dealing with steel substrates, one of the only constants is change.

In This Issue

  • Inspection Coating Color
  • Steel Coatings and More
  • Stripe Coating 
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March 2019

Featured Article

Ocean-Front Tank

To coat the exterior of an aboveground steel tank, this crew had to work around all kinds of weather before winter.

In This Issue

  • Avoid Internal Fraud
  • Concrete Deck Coating Failure 
  • Remote Secondary Containment 
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SurfacePrep 2019

Featured Article

Surface Prep Launching Project Success

Concrete, steel, or roof? Depending on the substrate, the jobsite "game plan" for coatings contractors can vary significantly.

In This Issue

  • Anti-Skid Abrasives 
  • Choosing Flails for Concrete 
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January 2019

Featured Article

New Floor for Bball Champs

High scores for this coatings crew working on the University of Cincinnati arena's floor upgrade.

In This Issue

  • Insulating a Steel Tank
  • Marijuana on the Jobsite
  • Online Reviews for Contractors
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November 2018

Featured Article

Maritime Museum Afloat

Recoating the underwater, boottop, and freeboard areas of the USS Turner Joy are helping to preserve this floating museum.

In This Issue

  • Sustainable School Roof
  • Bulkhead Coatings Failure
  • Steel Tank at Power Plant
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September 2018

Featured Article

Cold Opener for Floors

With one week and two brand new facilities, could this crew successfully apply epoxy-based system in Pittsburgh In the Middle of Winter?

In This Issue

  • Red Roofs Are In
  • Railcar Lining Delamination 
  • History of Coating Inspectors
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July 2018

Featured Article

Floor Coatings for NCAA Play

Before 2018 final tour, the Alamodome was getting an upgrade. The new flooring system on the plaza was for sure to swish!

In This Issue

  • Concrete Floor Friction
  • Legacy Specs for Air/Wall Barriers
  • Specialty Coatings in Winery Cellar 
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May 2018

Featured Article

Bridge Painting for Painter's Bridge

The historic Andy Warhol bridge in Pittsburgh required coordination with the Coast Guard and two seperate mobilizations to get the job done.

In This Issue

  • Phone Call Tips
  • Work Boot Comfort
  • Architectural Coatings on Concrete
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March 2018

Featured Article

Protecting and Enhancing Steel

The crew had to power through a demanding amount of material and strict specifications on this combined-cycle power plant.

In This Issue

  • Oil Terminal in China
  • Custom Concrete Colors
  • Tragedy in the Workplace
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January 2018

Featured Article

Epoxy system Takes Flight

San Bernardino's Sheriff's Department Brought in the big guns after two failed attempts to coat a concrete hangar.

In This Issue

  • Longhorn's Steel Tank
  • Spots on Concrete Coatings
  • Harley Davidson Roof Redo 
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November 2017

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Roof problems, Green Answers

Some clients in New Mexico are a bit weary of coatings from past experiences, but this crew convinced a school to coat three roofs.

In This Issue

  • Improve Your Toolbox Talks
  • Luxury Concrete Car Elevator 
  • Trustworthy Reps for Specifiers 
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September 2017

Featured Article

Water Feature Fix

Using polyurea, this coatings crew was able to restore an iconic water feature at an office building plaza in Dallas.

In This Issue

  • Concrete Floor Served Up
  • Specs: Location Before Color
  • Interview With a Roof Contractor 
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July 2017

Featured Article

Checkered Flag for Speedway

A racer garage was showing its age, but this pit crew was able to restore its classic good looks with a new paint job.

In This Issue

  • Steel Ship Doesn't "Dazzle"
  • Concrete Floor Sweetened
  • Paint, Coating or Lining
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