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May 2020

Featured Article

Cuomo Bridge Recoat

The original overlay on the 3-mile Mario M. Cuomo Bridge was starting to crack. It was time to bring in the Eliminator.

In This Issue

  • How to reduce callbacks
  • Mizzou Dome Rehab
  • Email Marketing
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March 2020

Featured Article

Eye on Austin Tank

When it came time to start working on this 3-million-gallon portable water tank, the crew had to push pause, until warble nesting season was overl

In This Issue

  • Pearl Harbor Fuel System
  • Avoiding Payroll Mistakes
  • Failure Inquiry: Tacky Tank Lining
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SurfacePrep Supplement

Featured Article

Prep Makes Perfect: surface Strategies for Coatings Contractors

According to a coatings manufacturer up to 80 percent of all coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation.

In This Issue

  • Concrete Prep Methods
  • Steel Profile Measurements 
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January 2020

Featured Article

Epoxy Magic at Aquarium

It took 12 different colors of epoxy for a local crew to give this newly renovated aquarium an up-to-date look covering five continents.

In This Issue

  • Quality Control Tips
  • Tilt-Up Concrete Failure
  • Cyber Security for Contractors
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Concrete Covered

Featured Article

How Contractors Can Best Navigate the Concrete Jungle

It truly is a world of concrete. From roads and water infrastructures, to flooring, walls, and beyond, the possibilities for a coatings contractor dealing with a concrete substrate is limitless.

In This Issue

  • Manage Moisture, Prep, and More
  • Guide to Profiling
  • Concrete Standards Update
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November 2019

Featured Article

Sparkling Success for USS JFK

To float the USS John F. Kennedy (JFK); the crew needed to attack the critical coatings: 600+ tanks and below the load line on the hull.

In This Issue

  • Employee Retention
  • Cold Weather Footwear
  • Waterproofing Concrete Campus
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Roof Coatings

Featured Article

The Latest in Roof Coating, Material, and Technologies

As a roofing contractor, you know that you need to arrive at a jobsite fully prepared whether the roof is 12 feet or 12 stories or more off the ground.

In This Issue

  • Trends and Technologies
  • SPF and Solar
  • Jobsite Tips
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September 2019

Featured Article

Island Style Floor

A new rental car facility at the Honolulu International Airport needed a flooring system. But even paradise couldn't escape the cold weather.

In This Issue

  • Video Marketing
  • Spec'ing Gloss and Sheen
  • Architectural Coating Failure 
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Equipment Supplement

Featured Article

How to Safely and Efficiently Haul Coating Equipment

The equipment you transport between coating jobs is a significant investment.

In This Issue

  • Hauling Equipment
  • Tools for Crews
  • Using Drones
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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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