D+D Online January 2011

In This Issue...

The Safety Mandate: Protection for Workers and Their Companies

by Kenneth A Trimber and Stan LIang

Commercial painting takes place in a wide variety of buildings, from retail stores and malls to condominiums and high-rise offices. And in every project, the workers are exposed to safety hazards.

Polyurethane Products Restore Superdome Exterior

by Harold Hower

A closed-cell spray polyurethane foam together with a hybrid polyurea-polyurethane elastomeric topcoat have been used to restore the exterior of the Superdome in New Orleans.

From the Paint Lab: Paint Color Often Just Fades Away…But Does it Have to?

by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

When paint fades uniformly, people don’t usually notice. There’s little or no noticeable surface contrast as the fading occurs over time.

Tales from the Trenches: Making a Pitch for Smarter Sales Strategies

by Steve Ryan

Ever walk into a department store and been approached by a salesperson who asked, “Can I help you?”

Classic Composition: Operatic Triumph for Studio’s Artistry

by Zachary J. Hoeppner

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House combines classical, European intuition with modern architectural innovation. The auditorium’s world-class acoustics, sight lines and architecture provide a state-of-the-art performance space for The Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Broadway productions, and the country's performing arts.

Green Business Model: Mich. Paint Maker Offers New Spin on Recycling

by Jill Speegle

Post-consumer paint disposal can generate environmental headaches, but a paint and coatings manufacturer in Michigan is giving leftover paint a new and colorful life with its paint-recycling business.

Axxiom Manufacturing


EDCO - Equipment Development Co. Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office


Strand’s Industrial Coatings


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