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Sales Up, Volumes Largely Flat for PPG in Q1

Sales Up, Volumes Largely Flat for PPG in Q1

Friday April 20, 2018

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG released its first-quarter financial report for 2018 on Thursday (April 19), indicating a 9 percent increase in net sales over the prior year, totaling $3.8 billion, while the company noted that an audit is ongoing to investigate possibly faulty accounting that may have underreported expenses for the quarter.


Falcons Help Fight Corrosion on International Span

Falcons Help Fight Corrosion on International Span

Friday April 20, 2018

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which crosses from Michigan into Ontario, plays host to more than human traffic—a pair of nesting peregrine falcons now call the span home, providing an unexpected benefit to the bridge itself.


PA-NJ Bridge Gets Emergency Inspections, Repairs

PA-NJ Bridge Gets Emergency Inspections, Repairs

Friday April 20, 2018

A major link between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey, will undergo repairs after a routine inspection uncovered “significant deterioration” of at least one steel member.


Shipping Company Charged in Straits Anchor Strike

Shipping Company Charged in Straits Anchor Strike

Thursday April 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Enbridge Energy's Line 5 pipeline and a nearby electric cable housing under the Straits of Mackinac sustained damage, and the reason has now been confirmed, at least by Michigan's attorney general: a vessel operated by VanEnkevort Tug and Barge dropping anchor over the area.


NYSDOT Seeks Contractors to Rehab Bonta Bridge

NYSDOT Seeks Contractors to Rehab Bonta Bridge

Thursday April 19, 2018

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation and coating of the Bonta Bridge in Cayuga County, New York.


FAA Limits 787 Flights Over Corrosion Issue

FAA Limits 787 Flights Over Corrosion Issue

Thursday April 19, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive Tuesday placing limits on the flight of some Boeing 787 airplanes due to concerns about turbine corrosion, just hours before an fatal incident involving a passenger jet hammered home the potential danger of deterioration in a jet engine.


Meet the Prestige Judges: Don Schnell

Meet the Prestige Judges: Don Schnell

Thursday April 19, 2018

As nominations for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards roll in, PaintSquare will take the time over the next several weeks to introduce readers to the judges for the program, honoring the top people, products and innovations in the protective, marine and industrial coatings industry.


NTSB Issues Report on I-84 Bridge Collapse

NTSB Issues Report on I-84 Bridge Collapse

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A newly released report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicates the Georgia Department of Transportation is partly responsible for the fire that destroyed part of Interstate 85 in Atlanta in March 2017.


F-35 Delivery Stopped Again Over Primer Problem

F-35 Delivery Stopped Again Over Primer Problem

Wednesday April 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense has again stopped delivery of the F-35 fighter jet over issues related to primer application on fastener holes.


Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Those with a passion for historic bridges now have the chance to own a piece of one—the Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off two-ton sections of the bridge’s original steel deck grating.


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