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Blogs (27)


Kindness: The Missing Ingredient in Any Successful Coating Application

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

It was 2010 and I had just turned 50 when I walked away from a family business. In do...


A Perspective on Learning

From Training and Certification by Amy Gibson

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch said, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate ...


Giving Back

From The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Isn’t it amazing how many lives we touch in our day-to-day work? Or even when we are ...


Sex and the C-Level

From Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

PITTSBURGH--In Corporate America, balanced representation of women in leadership (wit...


Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From perso...


But What about the Men?

From Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

Our industry will never achieve the benefits of gender equality with only one gender ...


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry...


The More Things Change ...

From Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

I recently had the rare opportunity to sit and have an extended conversation with a l...


Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versat...


Going Beyond the ‘Good Old Boys’

From Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

Where are the women in coatings, and why aren’t there more of them?


Learning (Yes, Really) from Al Jazeera

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Last week on our bridge demo project, I ran into a news reporter I know who hopes to ...


Playing on a Field Not Remotely Level

From Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

The Women in Coatings group was formed in 2010 as part of SSPC: The Society for Prote...


How Much Does a Bad Paint Job Cost?

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

I’m passionate about everything pertaining to our industry. I have one company that c...


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for ...


Closing Thoughts

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I...


The Perils of O-Ring Thinking

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

When it comes to failure, there are causes, and then there are causes.


Up a Tree ... without a Password

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Sometimes, I think living in the Information Age is like trying to get into some kid’...


Hot Times, Cool Opportunities

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

It’s time to talk about climate change—and I don’t mean arguing about whether it’s ha...


Congratulations on Your Engagement

From Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

Today the word “engagement” does not so much mean moving to the next level with your ...


Construction Still Low on High Tech

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Construction is one of the last industries to embrace technology—or so it seems. If s...


Infrastructure Needs a Good PR Firm

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Which would you notice first? Money missing from your Social Security check, or a pat...


Business Building: Investing in ‘Yes’

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

I’m often amazed when I watch other contractors interact with owners.


Casting a Vote for Infrastructure

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

I really don’t like leap years, mainly because they are the years when the campaign f...


Social Media: Y U Should ‘Like’ It

From Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

Social media isn’t new, but you wouldn’t know it from some people in the coatings ind...


Rebuilding a Skilled Workforce

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Recently, McGraw-Hill Construction went looking for skilled labor. Turns out, they we...


Print vs. Digital: The Ultimate Partnership

From Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

Google the words, “print dead” and you’ll come up with countless articles, polls, and...


One for All?

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

I recently heard that some owners change a contract by replacing an “SSPC-certified c...


 
 
   

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