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Warren Brand’s coatings career has ranged from entry-level field painting to the presidency of two successful companies. Over nearly three decades, he has project-managed thousands of coating installations and developed specs for thousands of paint and coating applications. NACE Level 3 and SSPC PCS 2 certified, Brand, an MBA and martial-arts instructor, now heads Chicago Coatings Group, a leading coatings consultancy. Contact Warren.
On July 13, 2014, President Obama executed Executive Order 1376: “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.”
On May 28, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council (composed of the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA), proposed a rule to amend the FAR to implement the order.
Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 |
When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around Chicago in old blue Metros, lining the exterior bottoms of 275-gallon tanks in the city’s basements.
Posted Thursday, June 18, 2015 |
As many of you know, my involvement with the coatings industry is not on the application side. As someone in the environmental field, my most common involvement is in the assessment of applied paints for lead content.
Posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 |
In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with what real life demands. Sometimes, those are very different paths.
Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 |
It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference for the benefit of Illinois DOT and came away appalled.
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 |