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 Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings when these blogs were written. Post-JPCL, Karen remains an inexplicably lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and a surprisingly speedy sprinter.


Closing Thoughts
By Karen Kapsanis

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I would stay in publishing for two years and then go back to graduate school.... READ MORE

POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2013 | 9 COMMENTS

Up a Tree ... without a Password
By Karen Kapsanis

Sometimes, I think living in the Information Age is like trying to get into some kid’s treehouse. That’s because to get into a treehouse (and into just about everything online or otherwise digital), y... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 1, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS

Merger Mania, and Why It Matters
By Karen Kapsanis

Over the past 30 years in the coatings industry, mergers and acquisitions have affected every kind of coatings-related business—from coatings companies and equipment manufacturers to contractors, raw ... READ MORE

POSTED MAY 16, 2013 | 1 COMMENT

Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act
By Karen Kapsanis

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupted—by emails beeping, phones ringing, texts boinging, multiple projects (often with the same deadline) closing in, ... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 28, 2013 | 1 COMMENT

Clean and Green? Maybe...
By Karen Kapsanis

I wouldn’t call it a scam or a lie or even an intention to mislead. “It” is the language that appears on many utility bills I receive.... READ MORE

POSTED DECEMBER 31, 2012 | 4 COMMENTS

Not Strangers to Danger
By Karen Kapsanis

Maybe you’ve had this experience, too: I have a hard time forgetting accidents that happen close to home, especially when the accidents are fatal and especially when I know the victim.... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS

Too Much Rust for the Weary
By Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage tanks, and don’t frequent industrial facilities where pipe needs to be repaired because of corrosion under insulation... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2012 | 2 COMMENTS

Casting a Vote for Infrastructure
By Karen Kapsanis

I really don’t like leap years, mainly because they are the years when the campaign for U.S. President shifts into high gear. And I get tired of the same old rhetoric.... READ MORE

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS

One for All?
By Karen Kapsanis

I recently heard that some owners change a contract by replacing an “SSPC-certified contractor” requirement in the original contract with a requirement for an individual who has certification as a coa... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2011 | 2 COMMENTS

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