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Warren Brand

Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

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.

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A Tale of Two Clients

There’s a concept in martial arts that the first time a student sees a

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 6 Comments

Can We Save Our Corroding Infrastructure?

It's time for a new way of thinking. Let’s first start with a story from a 60 Minutes exposé that aired

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 23 Comments

A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin was hot, long and fascinating.

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 8 Comments

Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

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 | 6 Comments

Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

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 | 7 Comments

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