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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.

Blog Archives

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 | 15 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

Seeking Sense from the Experts

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 | 15 Comments

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.

Carboline Company
We have the solution

We are a global leader in coatings, linings, and fireproofing. We have the right people, right products, and right locations.

Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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

International Paint LLC
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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Over a century of
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Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

W Abrasives : Maintenance Pack

The blasting company able to reduce your maintenance costs up to 30% by fine-tuning consumption, and increasing productivity. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

Midsun Specialty Products
Stopaq 30+ Year Coatings

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at

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