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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.
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 |
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 |
So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.
Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 |
For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry has advanced.
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 |