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Super Bowl Hosts Painting’s ‘All-Star’ Team

While the New England Patriots will soon become the team with the most Super Bowl appearances ever, with nine, they can’t hold a candle to another participant in this year’s big game, who wi...


Feds: Remove 'Thin Blue Line' from Roads

Some roads in New Jersey may be striped with good intentions, but federal officials have stepped in to say that the blue lines painted to honor police officers are a safety issue and should ...


Paint Becomes Focus in Soccer Championships

Watching the painting process rather than the match became the focus of a recent soccer championship in Canada.


Painting a Thin Blue Line in NJ

If you’ve heard of the “thin blue line,” you might know it symbolizes the role of police, standing between the community they protect and criminals. It also serves to commemorate fallen offi...


Weather Spoils New Paint Jobs

From humidity to rain, the weather forecast has brought headaches for road crews and drivers across the country when it comes to freshly painted road markings.


Painters Sent to Spelling Class

If part of your job involves painting words on the street, you’d think you’d be extra careful when your current project is smack dab in front of a school.


Rain Spreads Wet Paint

Residents of St. Charles, MO, are questioning why road crews would choose to put down lane markings on a day when the weather seemed questionable.


From Road Markings to Logo Design

The process of applying thermoplastic lettering to road surfaces recently caught the eye of one tech blogger who could barely contain his wonder.


NJ Shutdown Week 1: 1,700 Jobs, $41M

As the shutdown of road, bridge and rail work continues into its second week in New Jersey, a trade association representing the U.S. transportation design and construction industry has iden...


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


Province Seeks Durable Roadway Paint

One Canadian province is seeking a solution to its prematurely fading highway striping paints—said to be deteriorating as quickly as within a few months in some cases, the Vancouver Sun


Highway Paint Spill Makes Massive Mess

Drivers in Charlotte, NC, had some white stuff to deal with on the roads Friday morning (April 8), but it wasn’t snow.


Workers Win $3.4M in Race Case

A federal jury has ordered a Bridgeport, CT-based striping company to pay more than $1.5 million each to two former employees who filed a racial discrimination and hostile work environment l...


RIDOT Brings Striping Work In-House

In an effort to reduce costs and improve process efficiency, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently announced plans to consolidate its roadway pavement markings opera...


Locals See Red over Double Yellows

Residents of a town in Somerset County, U.K., were scratching their heads last week when a run-of-the-mill road-painting job went awry.


Unwanted Paint Repair Up in Air

This case is pretty much black and white. Well, the paint involved is, but determining just who holds responsibility appears to be in a gray zone.


2 Cities Face Road Paint Challenges

While road markings are intended to clearly mark the way for drivers while getting from point A to point B, the striping work done recently in two towns has led to head-shaking rather than p...


Heat Wave Puddles Road Coatings

SOUTH DELHI—The deadly heat wave gripping India in recent weeks has claimed more than 2,000 lives and has not spared the nation's structures in the process.


Traditions Set in Paint & Mischief

For individuals and cities alike, "going green" on St. Patrick's Day is less of an environmental initiative and more of a literal challenge.


Titan Unveils New Stripers

Spray technology manufacturer Titan has announced a new series of line stripers, including models for striping pavement, grass or turf.


$1M Embezzlement to End in Prison

A former Ennis Paint executive has been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the pavement coatings manufacturer.


Meet the Rembrandt of Road Striping

Watching people who do their jobs beautifully and with joy is a rare treat. How else to explain the nearly one million YouTube viewers and thousands of Reddit fans who have sat, entranced, t...


Loopy Lane Lines a Viral Hit

Employers: If your next painting applicant boasts experience with striping roads in Russia, you might want to keep looking.


Delhi's Pink Has Some Seeing Red

Seeking a "new look" in the heart of India's 22-million-person capital city, local officials have thrown off conventional black, white and yellow for traffic markings in favor of pink and gr...


3 Hurt When Paint Truck Overturns

One man almost drowned in paint and two others were injured when the line painting truck they were in rolled off a narrow road outside of Pittsburgh, PA, officials said.


$23K Fine Set in ‘Preventable Tragedy’

Federal authorities are holding a Pennsylvania paving contractor liable for the death of a employee who was killed while inspecting the inside of a tank on an industrial vacuum truck in Octo...


Crafty Markings Could Slow Speeders

Optical illusions on highway pavement may soon trick motorists into slowing down, Florida transportation officials are hoping.


New Traffic Paint Made for Versatility

Dunn-Edwards has launched a new line of fast-drying traffic paint for a variety of substrates and applications.


Paint Maker Fined $262K in Blasts, Fire

A Chicago-area paint factory rocked by explosions and a fire is now facing more than two dozen safety violations, including allegations of blocked exits and mismanagement of hazardous chemic...


City Fighting Rogue Crosswalks

After five rogue crosswalks were painted in Tacoma, WA, the city announced its plans to arrest and prosecute anyone caught in the act.


IL EPA Seeks Order at Paint Blast Site

A Chicago-area paint factory that was the scene of two explosions and a fire earlier this month will not reopen until state authorities know what caused the accident and how the cause is bei...


2 Paint Plant Explosions Injure 3

Two explosions and a massive fire at a coatings plant near Chicago this week injured three people and sparked panic in the surrounding area.


Fluorescents Offer High-Visibility Help

Five new eye-popping aerosols from PlastiKote may help reduce hazards around doors, railings, barriers and other safety-sensitive features of industrial and commercial settings.


 
 
   

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