JPCL June 2020

JPCL June 2020

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QA-ing the QC From a Distance

by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC; and Jerrith Hodskins, J.I. Hass Inc.

When it was time for a major fertilizer distribution facility in the Midwest to have its conveyor structure repainted, the owner retained a third-party quality assurance firm to monitor the contractor’s quality control activities and make periodic visits to confirm the quality of the work and the efficacy of the QC plan. In this article, the owner, contractor’s project manager and the QA consultant review how this was accomplished from the pre-construction meeting through final inspection.

The Rebranding of a Safety Culture

by Christopher Peightal, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Joseph Singerhouse, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

Every company has a safety culture that continuously changes and even rebrands itself from time to time. When one or more of the narrow aspects are left out of the rebranding process, the safety culture weakens, potentially leading to a work-related injury or illness. This article discusses the safety culture rebranding process, including choosing to recognize the need for leadership and accountability at every level of the company.

Improving the Life Cycle of Wind Energy Equipment: Going Beyond Standard Corrosion Prevention Efforts

by Michael MeLampy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

Onshore and offshore wind power is becoming more and more of an economically feasible option for developers, original equipment manufacturers, contractors, engineers and fabricators. This article describes the different types of wind tower formations and the standards guiding coating material selection to offer corrosion protection and life-cycle extension.

2020 JPCL Annual Equipment Buying Guide

The JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from 330 manufacturers, distributors and rental companies, published annually to assist our readers in the identification of equipment and supplies for protective and marine coating operations. The Guide is based on data obtained through a survey sent in April 2020 to companies known to JPCL.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

Axxiom Manufacturing

Seal for Life/STOPAQ

Abrasives Inc.


Tarps manufacturing, Inc.


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