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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.
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 |
I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versatile than lead. Setting aside the health issues for a moment, the history of lead is truly remarkable—like the Swiss Army Knife of materials.
Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 |