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Weekly Poll (13)

Drones are increasingly being used for bridge inspections; do you think drones are as effective at detecting bridge defects as people are?

Transcontinental crude oil pipelines are facing opposition due to concerns over corrosion-related leaks or spills. Is the opposition for this reason warranted?

Of the 2016 presidential candidates campaigning now, do you think a Republican or Democrat will prove better for the nation’s infrastructure and related industries?

It seems that bridge failures have been making the headlines more frequently, and many U.S. bridges are nearing or exceeding their life expectancy. Do you think most bridges are safe?

Florida is weighing a seven-year statute of limitations on lawsuits over construction defects. What time limit should exist for filing suit over construction defects after a project is completed?

New high school seniors are weighing options for after graduation. What next step would you advise for a new high school graduate?

Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?

Overall, how do you feel about the quality of today’s coating inspectors?

What, in your experience, is responsible for most coating failures?

What area of infrastructure is most likely to see the next major failure, due to neglect?

In your experience, what is the most common cause of premature coating failures?

How do you generally feel about today’s younger applicants in the industry?

Overall, how do today’s integrity, craftsmanship and quality in industrial painting compare to a generation ago?


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Fischer Technology Inc.
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HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
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DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Surface Profile

Two solutions for measuring peak-to-valley surface profile height with or without replica tape.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

Dehumidifiers, Sales and Consulting
How long can you hold a WHITE-METAL BLAST?

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Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
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W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

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Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

Avalotis Corporation
Choose experience. Choose quality. Choose safety.

Avalotis Corporation has been meeting and exceeding clients’ specifications and expectations for almost 50 years. The first name in painting and protective coatings: Avalotis.

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