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Blasting Contractor Cited for Lead

An Illinois contractor is facing nearly $47,000 in fines for allegedly exposing its abrasive blasters to lead paint, federal officials say.


Gritco Unveils Blasting Jacket, Cape

Blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV has introduced a long-sleeve jacket and bright-orange safety cape to improve protection for abrasive blasters.


WA Dam Gate Painting Up for Bid

Industrial painting bids are now being accepted for coating and related work on the Lake Chelan Dam in central Washington.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Bids Invited for WV Bridge Painting

The second and final phase of cleaning and painting work on West Virginia's Hospital Bridge is now up for bid, following the project's $2.4 million first phase.


Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Planer Tackles Marine Applications

General Equipment Company has upgraded its SP8/A Pneumatic Surface Planer, designed for a wide variety of cleaning, coatings removal and surface preparation applications on marine/industrial...


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Fabrication Plant Draws 3rd OSHA Case

A nationwide steel fabricator faces $132,000 in fines for a variety of crushing, laceration and electrical hazards at its plant in Augusta, ME—the third round of federal citations at that lo...


2 SD Dam Rehab Projects Up for Bid

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accept bids June 27 for the multimillion-dollar rehabilitation of spillway gates at Fort Randall Dam and Big Bend Dam in South Dakota.


New Bids Sought for IA Bridge Painting

The Iowa Department of Transportation is inviting a second round of bids for abrasive-blast cleaning and repainting of the Black Hawk Bridge over the upper Mississippi River.


Delays to Cost Bridge Project $11M

The good news: A Mississippi River bridge painting project that was funded in 2009 and set to be completed in 2011 is finally about to begin. The bad news: The delays will add more than 4...


JPCL Offers Free Blast Cleaning eBook

Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blast Cleaning—an expert-written compilation focusing on this critical issue in protective coating success—is the focus of a new, free eBook just published b...


NJ Awards 8-Bridge Painting Contract

A New Jersey painting contractor has been awarded a maintenance contract valued at nearly $2.5 million to clean and coat eight bridges in South Jersey.


Bids Sought for $5M+ Bridge Rehab

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept bids March 21 for repairs, cleaning and painting on the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge—a contract valued at $5 million to $10 million.


Sources Sought for $10M Bridge Painting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking qualified veteran, HUB Zone and other contractors to clean and recoat Cape Cod’s Sagamore Bridge—a contract estimated at up to $10 million.


Bids Sought for $2.5M Penstock Coating

The City of Tacoma, WA, is soliciting bids for cleaning and recoating two municipal utility penstocks—a painting contract estimated at up to $2.5 million.


PA Awards $31M Mansfield Bridge Rehab

A Pittsburgh contractor has been green-lighted for a $31 million project to recoat and rehab the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge over the Monongahela River.


Bids Sought for $13.9M Bridge Rehab

The Maine Department of Transportation is inviting bids for coating, steel repairs and related work on Augusta’s Memorial Bridge—a contract potentially valued at nearly $14 million.


Sponge-Jet Relocates, Expands Training

Sponge-Jet Inc., global manufacturer of reusable abrasive blasting media and equipment, has moved its corporate headquarters and Training and Technology Center, tripling its facility size an...


Nor’easter Sinks Bridge Painting Barge

Freak storms that pounded the U.S. Northeast over the Halloween weekend managed a trick that was no treat for one of the nation’s largest industrial painting contractors.


JPCL Coatings eBook Series Coming Soon

Surface preparation, inspection, environmental controls and more will be among the topics of a new series of eBooks to be published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings planned ...


$400K CA Bridge Maintenance Work Let

An Arizona-based concrete contractor has been awarded a $397,397 contract for cleaning and sealing California’s San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, over San Diego Bay.


AL Water Works Bids 2 Painting Jobs

The Birmingham (AL) Water Works and Sewer Board will accept bids Friday (Sept. 30) for two projects: blasting, painting and related work on tanks and silos at three plants; and blasting and ...


IN Firm Gets $5.3M Bridge Paint Job

An Indiana industrial painting contractor has bested a crowded field of bidders to capture a $5.3 million contract for cleaning and painting on the Arch A. Moore Jr. Bridge, which connects W...


$42.3M Mystic River Bridge Work Let

An Ohio-based joint venture has landed a $42.3 million contract for cleaning and painting on a section of Massachusetts’ Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge—or the Mystic River Bridge, as it is...


Farrow Heats Up Coatings Removal

“What I wanted to be was the first man to clean the surface of an object without damaging it.”


Antifouling Boasts 9% Fuel Savings

International Paint has introduced an antifouling coating that purports to significantly reduce emissions and fuel costs by reducing hull roughness.


Tank Painters’ Fall Prompts Citations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Florida contractor $69,168 for a scaffolding collapse that critically injured two men who were painting the interior of a munici...


Free Webinar to Focus On Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring environmental conditions—a make-or-break issue for a coatings project—will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


GapVax WetVac Continuously Offloads Liquids

GapVax, manufacturer of industrial vacuum trucks, has introduced the SV10 WetVac for water blaster recovery, hydro-excavation, catch basins and other tasks.


$5M Rehab Let for Quad Cities Bridge

The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded a $4,997,472 contract for coatings, lead abatement and related rehabilitation work on the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge to Civil Constructor...


Bids Sought for W. PA Bridge Rehab

Bids will be accepted Feb. 17 for coatings, concrete repair and related rehabilitation work on the Ambridge/Aliquippa Bridge over the Ohio River.


Bids Sought for USCG Cutter Painting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will accept bids Jan. 31 for coating and other dockside maintenance and repairs on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, docked in Atlantic Beach, ...


Cold Jet Aids Auschwitz Preservation

Poland has turned to Cold Jet LLC and ACP Group in an effort to preserve artifacts from the Auschwitz concentration camps, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, and State Museum in Oswiecim.


Bids Sought for Coating of WA Bridge

The City of Tacoma, WA, will accept bids Jan. 4, 2011, for rehabilitation and painting of the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge.


Bids Sought for FL Plant Coating Work

The Seacoast (FL) Utility Authority will accept bids Jan. 12, 2011, for concrete coating and metal painting work on the Palm Beach Gardens Wastewater Treatment Plant.


$10.6M FL Bridge Coating Job Awarded

Hillsborough County, FL, has awarded a $10,591,053 contract to American Bridge Co., of Tampa, to perform major repairs on the Platt Street Bridge.


Traffic Jam May Cost Bridge Painter $24,000

A Missouri painting contractor on an interstate bridge recoating project faces a $24,000 state fine after an equipment breakdown delayed reopening of the highway in time for the Monday morni...


6 MG Tank Coating Contract Up for Bid

The city of Lubbock, TX, will accept sealed bids Oct. 13 for coatings application on the exterior surfaces of a 6 MG, 211-foot-diameter, welded-steel, water storage tank.


Ship Maintenance, Modernization Take Center Stage

Cost-cutting initiatives for painting, surface corrosion abatement, new blasting approaches, and strategies for managing unplanned maintenance highlight the agenda of the Fleet Maintenance &...


 
 
   

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    With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


    NLB Corporation
    Water jet surface prep, high or low

    See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.


    Trelawny Surface Preparation Technology
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    Manufacturer of needle scalers, grinders, scarifiers and scabblers. Pneumatic tools for Marine and Construction. US distributor CS Unitec: 800-700-5919

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