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JPCL June 2009

JPCL June 2009

A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles County. When the 53,500-square foot west tower needed to be cleaned and painted, Caltrans used a service contract for containment and access and the agency’s in-house paint crew for the rest of the work, saving $700,000. In this article, the author describes the six-month process.

The Economic Stimulus Package of 2009: An Update

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL; and Brian Churray, PaintSquare

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package, titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The article provides background on the Act, with specific focus on the infrastructure on a state-by-state basis; describes coatings work on several projects being funded by ARRA; and reports on a sampling of JPCL readers' expectations about the stimulus package.


Directories/Buying Guides

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Access

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Climate Control

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Environmental Protection

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Laboratory Testing

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Safety

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation


Who Is the Tip of the Spear?

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Ambitious Agenda for Bridge Conference

Directories/Buying Guides

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Company Profiles

Cases from the F-Files

Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Introduces
the New miniBRS

Reduced in size, it is incredibly easy to maneuver and operate! The perfect alternative to larger blast & recovery units when project space is limited.
Call 1-800-231-2085

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTest Automatic Adhesion Tester

Electronically controlled hydraulic pump applies smooth and continuous pull-off pressure at user selectable rates. No twisting, pumping or cranking.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Minerals Research & Recovery

With easy access to mainline railroads and I-40, Minerals Research Inc.’s state-of- the-art plant is situated to serve you better and faster! Steve: 520-297-4626

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