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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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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 | 4 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


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 | 10 Comments


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry has advanced.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.


Carboline Company
Hydrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Sherwin-Williams
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.


Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

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 sales@holdtight.com


WINOA Group
Steel Abrasives :Think Premium

The Premium series is the perfect mix of high-quality products and related technical services provided by skilled experts. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!


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.


NLB Corporation
Rotating water jets increase coverage

NLB lance has rotating water jets (40,000 psi), widening the spray pattern to cover more area. Features air-driven swivel with dual triggers to enhance safety.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

 
 
 
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