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Nano Non-Skid Coating Solution for Offshore Environments

Nano Non-Skid Coating Solution for Offshore Environments

April 19, 2021
Danos, Graco, and Tesla NanoCoatings recently worked together to develop a functional non-slip deck coating for offshore clients. Their work, which was profiled in Materials Performance (MP) magazine, explains how a coatings applicator was able to overcome many traditional challenges through the use of an innovative protective coatings pump design with a new single-coat carbon nanotube non-slip deck coat slurry.
 
In this episode, Danos' Scott Soto, Graco's John Lihwa, and Tesla's Joe Davis explore lessons learned from their collaboration, as well as future opportunities when using the system.
From Journeyman to Business Owner

From Journeyman to Business Owner

April 9, 2021

Kimberley Robles, president and owner of Robles Concrete Design, joins the podcast to discuss about her experiences in coming up through the trades as a journeyman. Based on those experiences, she has some great insight on how the industry might be able to attract — and keep — quality people to help decrease the labor shortage. She also shares some challenges and opportunities she’s seen within the industry over the years.

In the episode, Kimberley mentions a Citi Foundation ad that she was featured in last year. Check that out here. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, or via the company’s website.

Digitalization Strategies for the Coatings Industry

Digitalization Strategies for the Coatings Industry

March 31, 2021

Ross Boyd, founder and CEO of TruQC, joins our podcast to discuss the growing role of digitalization in the coatings industry. Topics include why it matters and how to start; tips to ensure a successful initiative; common questions and feedback from industry users; and much more. 

For more information, check out his recent CoatingsPro article titled "Digitalization for the Coatings Industry."

Member Profile of People-Forward Champion Painting

Member Profile of People-Forward Champion Painting

March 18, 2021

Kyle Hough, executive vice president for Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. (CPSSC), explains how the company is achieving success in the industrial coating sector. There’s no secret sauce, but CPSSC is making sure to focus on its most valuable access: its people.

For more information, contact Champion on LinkedIn.

How Drones Are Lifting Corrosion, Coating Inspections

How Drones Are Lifting Corrosion, Coating Inspections

March 12, 2021
Robert "Bob" Dahlstrom, CEO of aerial robotic systems provider Apellix, joins our podcast to explain the increasing role of drones in corrosion and coating inspections — with a particular emphasis on aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Topics include the past, present, and future of drone technologies, as well as the recent launch of Apellix NDT as a new field services company.
Coatings and Collision Repair Worlds Collide

Coatings and Collision Repair Worlds Collide

February 25, 2021

Brandon Eckenrode, director of development of Collision Repair Education Foundation, joins CoatingsPro to discuss the foundation’s goals, as well as overlaps within the coatings community. The organization works to support school programs across the United States, in this instance bringing coatings to help improve appearances and safety of the repair shops. 

For more information, visit www.collisioneducationfoundation.org.

Concrete Flooring Trends and Beyond in 2021

Concrete Flooring Trends and Beyond in 2021

February 19, 2021

Matthew Koerner, who recently sold his epoxy flooring contracting business (Manhattan Concrete Systems), joins our podcast to discuss conditions in the industry. Koerner is starting his own selling and distribution business for coatings and equipment, and he shares lessons learned from his extensive time in the field.

Prosperity in the Coatings World

Prosperity in the Coatings World

February 12, 2021

Charles Brown, Deputy Director of Coatings for Greenman-Pederson Inc. (GPI), joins the podcast to talk about his experience in the coatings world, including training, the State Highway Administration, and beyond. He shares a positive outlook on what the future of the coatings industry might look like after COVID-19.

For more information, contact: Charles Brown, cbrown@gpinet.com

Regulatory and Market Changes for Coatings Contractors in 2021

Regulatory and Market Changes for Coatings Contractors in 2021

February 4, 2021

Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law, discusses potential regulatory changes for coatings contractors in 2021. Topics include the impact of a new U.S. administration and what it means for OSHA and other agencies; changes to the COVID-19 landscape and its effect on contractors; and what market segments within the coatings industry could be poised for growth.

For more information, visit cotneycl.com.

What’s Upcoming for the Coatings World?

What’s Upcoming for the Coatings World?

February 1, 2021

Jim Kunkle, Manager of Business Development for accreditation and certification for newly formed Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), has 13 years of experience in the coatings world! He has developed a social media following and shares some lessons learned there, as well as other virtual opportunities for asset owners, contractors, and beyond. For more information, reach out to Jim Kunkle on LinkedIn.

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