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Paint Maker to Pay $950K in Death

Vista Paint Corp. has been ordered to pay $950,000 in the 2011 asphyxiation of two untrained workers in a paint mixing tank full of methylene chloride paint stripper vapors.


Paint/Graffiti Remover Touts Safety

Cortec Corp. has unveiled two heavy-duty, anti-corrosion paint strippers and graffiti removers that the company calls “the safest on the market.”


NY Dismissed from Bridge Painter’s Suit

The City of New York has been released from a multi-defendant lawsuit by a former bridge painter who alleges that his years on the job caused his lung cancer.


Robot Recruits Enlist in Paint Stripping

Robots wielding high-powered lasers may hold the future of U.S. military coatings removal in their hot little circuits.


Bids Sought to Keep Texas Shipshape

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is inviting bids for repairs and recoating work on the historic battleship USS Texas (BB-35).


Fearless Felix’s Cosmic Coatings

Some called him a hero; others, just crazy. But one thing is certain: Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking space jump holds the potential to provide valuable scientific data for several aspec...


Push for Paperless Paint, Pruned Prep

Less grinding, new coating protocols, and something called “paperless paint” top the crop of research projects that will share $1.8 million in new funding from the National Shipbuilding Rese...


Why It Is – and Isn’t – ‘Just Paint’

People don’t get what Gail Warner does. And she doesn’t get why they don’t get it.


$22M Driscoll Bridge Painting Awarded

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $22,289,395 contract for repairing and repainting the Driscoll Memorial Bridge—the world’s widest bridge—to Allied Painting Inc., of Franklinv...


New Waterjet Pump Made for Snug Spaces

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. has introduced a portable waterjet pump made to maneuver in ballast tanks, ship engine rooms, passageways and other tight spaces.


Study: Less Blasting May Save USN $10M

Why undertake the gargantuan task of removing a battleship’s entire underwater hull coating system when only a fraction of the coating is loose?


Navy Contractor Admits Minority Fraud

The owner of a Pennsylvania environmental company is facing several years in prison after he admitted misusing his minority business status to obtain a Navy contract, then padding the bill.


Coating Claims a Superhero Substrate

Note to self: Submarine paint is for submarines. Face paint is for faces. When in doubt, check the MSDS.


Navy Aims to Retire Surface Prep Grind

U.S. Navy sailors have been scraping paint off ships for a couple hundred years. Enough, the Navy now says.


International PaintExpo Breaks Records

More than 8,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors from dozens of countries packed the 4th PaintExpo in Germany this month, setting records for the international trade fair for industrial coating t...


Beyond Botox: Tunnels Due for Facelift

Bids are being invited for Malibu’s movie-star mountain tunnels, which are in need of a makeover before their next close-up.


Painters Spot Crack that Closes Bridge

The last phase of a highway reconstruction project became the first phase of a bridge repair job this week when a sharp-eyed bridge painting crew discovered a six-foot-long crack in a suppor...


Firms Cited in Border Scaffold Failure

Three contractors have been cited in a massive scaffolding collapse that crushed cars and injured motorists and employees at California’s San Ysidro border crossing in September.


CA Tank Painter’s Death Spurs Alert

California occupational safety officials have issued a Fatality Alert about methylene chloride paint strippers after a painter died while using the toxic solvent in a tank.


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.


CDC Links 13 Deaths to Paint Stripper

Federal health officials have issued a warning about the use of the paint stripper methylene chloride after linking the chemical to more than a dozen accidental deaths.


‘Peelable’ Coating Allows New Looks

Military and private aircraft in need of a temporary new look may find help in a “peelable” coating just developed by UK-based Indestructible Paint Ltd.


Horse Kicked Off Coating in Fatal Blast

A fatal explosion that blew apart a hyperbaric chamber at a Florida equine therapy center was caused by a steel-shoed horse kicking through the chamber’s protective coating, authorities have...


Jet Edge, Hempel Increase Sales Teams

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge and coatings maker Hempel USA have both added key figures to their sales teams.


UMass Nanocoating Can ‘Repair and Go’

Spot repair or total recoat? The old debate may be reshaped by a new nanocoating that can effectively nip surface damage in the bud, heading off larger problems and the need for a full-scale...


LA Seeks Bids for $70M Bridge Painting

The Louisiana Department of Transportation will open bids Jan. 11 for the first phase of painting and repairs on the mile-long Huey P. Long Bridge in Baton Rouge—a project estimated at $70 m...


‘Cold’ Grinder Tools Strip Paint in Explosive Areas

Safety Tools Allmet has rounded out its exclusive line of sparkless grinders and cutting tools with a custom anti-static suitcase—a system designed for “cold” coatings and corrosion removal ...


Paint Plant Fumes Kill Man, Injure 2nd

One man has died and another was critically injured after they were overcome by chemical paint remover fumes while working in a storage tank at a California paint company.


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.


Spot vs. Full Job: How to Make the Call

When can spot repair and priming help facility owners and maintenance chiefs head off a full recoating job? That’s the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


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...


EDCO Kit Enables Multi-Level Grinding

Surface preparation equipment maker EDCO has introduced a Turbo Grinder Leveling Kit designed to ensure level grinding, regardless of the height of accessories used on the company’s 10² Turb...


Navy Seeks Coatings Project Trainer

The Naval Sea Systems Command Location (NAVSEA) is looking for an industrial painting contractor who can train and equip ship personnel to carry out a coating maintenance project aboard the ...


Boatyard Cited in Fatal Flash Fire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 40 federal citations and a $221,200 fine to a Texas boat repair facility in a confined-space flash fire that killed two workers i...


Cold Jet, Farrow System Join Forces

Global dry-ice-blasting pioneer Cold Jet has reached an agreement to distribute the Farrow System blast-cleaning system in a network that will soon expand worldwide.


$50K Spillway Painting Up for Bid

The City of Tacoma, WA, will accept bids Oct. 11 for recoating and related work on the spillway gates at Cushman Dam No. 1—a contract valued at $50,000 to $60,000.


Hughes Customizes Tanker UHP System

Hughes Pumps has designed and manufactured a custom pumping system for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd., for repair and maintenance of the company’s methanol tankers while at sea.


NJ Company Lands $1.6M Crane Painting

Broward County, FL, has awarded a New Jersey industrial painting contractor a $1.6 million contract for crane coatings work in the Southport Terminals area at Port Everglades.


‘Green’ Blasting Tool Uses No Grit

MONTI has introduced the MBX Bristle Blaster, a lightweight, handheld power tool designed to provide the same texture and cleanliness as grit blasting without hazardous materials or addition...


Crawler Takes Waterjetting ‘Anywhere’

Jetstream Europe’s new “go anywhere” Magnetic Crawler M250 opens up new dimensions in cleaning and preparing steel surfaces by means of high-pressure water technology.


Paint Waste Halts $4.2M Bridge Project

A dispute over spilled lead paint chips, containment issues and other problems has stopped a $4.2 million bridge project cold in Oregon, where commuters have spent much of the summer endurin...


Verrazano-Narrows ‘Leg Lift’ Begins

Containment is in place and coatings removal is underway on a $19 million “leg lift” for New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


$1.5M Bridge Coating Job Up for Bid

Washington State’s Pend Oreille County will accept bids July 11 for rehabilitation of the Ione Bridge—a project valued at up to $4.5 million, including about $1.5 million in coatings work.


VA Firm Awarded UHP Coatings Removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $224,793 contract to UHP Projects Inc., of Newport News, VA, to perform water jet blasting services on various vessels at the USCG shipyard in Baltimore.


KY Painter Gets $22.6M FL Bridge Job

Intech Contracting LLC, of Lexington, KY, has beat out seven other bidders to win a $22,689,657.10 contract for painting and rehabilitation work on the Mathews Bridge in Florida.


Long Awarded $273K Coating Repair Job

Long Painting Company, of Kent, WA, has been awarded a $273,798 contract to repair damaged coatings on steel outlet piping at Shadehill Dam southwest of Lemmon, SD.


Bids Sought for Gantry Crane Painting

The New York Power Authority will open bids June 14 for cleaning and recoating the exterior surfaces of a 510-ton gantry crane at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in the Cats...


$2.5M Bridge Renovation Up for Bid

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will accept bids June 9 for painting, repairs and related renovation work on the Avonmore Bridge—a project estimated at up to $2.5 million.


CA Powerplant Painting Up for Bid

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will accept bids June 9 for cleaning and coating on California’s Stampede Power Plant and Switchyard—a painting contract estimated at $100,000 to $250,000.


Paint Blasting Mishap Kills MT Worker

Authorities are investigating the death of a Montana man who was struck in the head and killed by a part from an abrasive blasting machine while he was removing paint.


$880K Tunnel Painting Project Awarded

The California Department of Transportation has awarded an $881,622.73 contract to Ashron Construction & Restoration Inc. of Mountain View, CA, for coatings removal, cleaning and painting in...


$7.9M Bridge Painting Job Up for Bid

The California Department of Transportation will open bids May 18 for recoating and related work on three bascule bridges in the Sacramento area.


VertaJet Targets Mid-Size Prep Jobs

NLB Corp.’s new VertaJet SRT-6LT is designed to remove coatings from steel structures and other vertical surfaces that are too large for manual surface preparation but too small for fully au...


WA Dam Painting Contract Up for Bid

Industrial painting bids will be accepted May 6 for coating and related work on the Lake Chelan Dam, in central Washington State.


Makita Debuts Dust Extraction Tools

Makita, the worldwide power tool manufacturer, has released two new dust extraction products for concrete contractors.


Painting of Historic Light TOWER to Be Bid

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is prequalifying contractors to rehabilitate the Finns Point Rear Range Light, a historic 95-foot wrought iron tower at Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Ref...


Bids Sought for $6M Aqueduct Painting

East Bay (CA) Municipal Utility District, will accept bids April 27 for painting, lead abatement and related work on the Mokelumne Aqueducts—a project estimated at $6 million to $8 million.


Farrow Heats Up Coatings Removal

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


NLB Water Jet Crawler Now Wireless

NLB Corp. has introduced wireless controls for its automated water jet Crawler, designed to achieve high-productivity surface preparation on towers and other large structures, the company sa...


Paint Stripper Has VOC-Free Formula

Solvent Kleene has introduced a zero-VOC stripper designed to remove organic paints, varnish, mil-spec CARC paints, cured powder coatings, multi-layer coatings and E-coatings.


DOD Deploys Robots for Coating Removal

The Department of Defense is training a new soldier in its war on corrosion: robots that can remove coatings.


Europe, US Take Aim at Coating Chemicals

Several chemicals used in protective coatings, corrosion control or coatings removal face bans in Europe, after the European Chemicals Agency has tagged them as Substances of Very High Conce...


Uncontained Blast Medium OK’d for Gulf Coast Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the use of a recycled-glass blast medium without containment for a coating project along the Gulf Coast.


Coatings Removal Unit Uses Heat, Green Media

Farrow System USA has just unveiled the Farrow 650MAX self-contained coatings removal machine, which uses heat and green media to remove corrosion-control coatings.


OSHA Slams GA Air Base Painting Facilities

For the second time in seven months, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia faces numerous federal health and safety citations regarding its painting and sanding facilities, and m...


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.


Navy OKs Retention Of Pre-Construction Primer

The U.S. Navy is loosening its longstanding requirement that pre-construction primers (PCPs) be removed from all critical-coated surfaces, a policy change that is expected to save more than ...


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.


Industrial Paint, Rust Removers Are Non-Toxic

Premier Solutions of America Inc. has introduced an eco-friendly, biodegradable line of paint strippers and rust removers for industrial and aviation use.


OSHA Heightens Scrutiny of Shipbreaking Hazards

Marine coatings exposures, coatings removal and confined-space safety during ship demolition are facing new federal scrutiny as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration implements a...


Free Webinar on Removal of Lead Paint Scheduled for Oct. 6

A Durability +Design webinar on lead paint removal, “Good Practice and Regulatory Compliance in Lead Paint Removal from Residential and Commercial Structures,” will be presented on Wednesday...


Robotic Water-Blasting System Cleans Vessels

The ENVIROBOT 2010, from Chariot Robotics LLC, removes coatings from vessels and above-ground storage tanks using a patented, magnetically attached robot applying Ultra High Pressure water t...


Coatings-Removal Tool Line Expanded

Induction Innovations (Elgin, Ill.) expanded its product offerings with the introduction of the INDUCTOR® PRO MAX™ 4, a coating-removal tool described as capable of heating aluminum or steel...


Inaugural Waterjet Expo Set for August

The 2010 WJTA-IMCA Expo, the inaugural meeting of the Waterjet Technology Association and the Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association, is scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at the George R. Brown ...


Dumond Chemicals President Dubin Retires;
Petroci Named to Head Company

Dumond Chemicals Inc. announced the appointment of John J. Petroci III as president & CEO. Petroci succeeds longtime President and CEO Hy Dubin, who is retiring after 29 years with the compa...


Jet Edge Names New Zealand Distributor

Jet Edge Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high-pressure waterjets for precision cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has appointed MatCamNZ as waterjet-systems distributor for New...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Paint Strippers

Dumond Chemicals introduced Smart Strip™ by Peel Away®, described as a simple and environmentally safe system for removing up to 15 layers of paint in a single application.


 
 
   

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