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Contract Awarded for 5 INDOT Bridges

Contract Awarded for 5 INDOT Bridges

Friday October 19, 2018

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a $3,333,314.64 contract for the rehabilitation of five existing bridge structures located in Warrick and Spencer Counties, Indiana, to Ragle Inc., of Newburgh, Indiana.


Geese Roost Once Again on PA Bridge

Geese Roost Once Again on PA Bridge

Friday October 19, 2018

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge, often confused for dinosaurs, have once again come to roost thanks to approval from the Allegheny County Council and the original artist repainting the geese on the bridge this past weekend.


PPG Financials Indicate Slight Increase in Sales

PPG Financials Indicate Slight Increase in Sales

Friday October 19, 2018

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries announced in its third-quarter financial report Thursday an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by lower U.S. architectural coatings volumes due to previously announced changes in customer assortment.


Tank of the Year Voting Deadline Nears

Tank of the Year Voting Deadline Nears

Thursday October 18, 2018

The deadline is nearing to vote for Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's products on water tank projects.


Bridge Collapses During TX Flooding

Bridge Collapses During TX Flooding

Thursday October 18, 2018

Flooding of the Llano River, a tributary of the Colorado River located in central Texas, caused the collapse of the RM 2900 bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 16). The concrete and steel two-lane span was built in 1969, designed to withstand a 50-year storm.


AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

Thursday October 18, 2018

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its third-quarter financial report yesterday (Oct. 17), indicating a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales increases for both the Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings segments.


Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Arkema Coating Resins, a unit of Arkema Inc., announced early last week that it plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for its Synaqua platform at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility.


Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind for $510M

Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind for $510M

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Danish energy firm Ørsted recently announced the expansion of its presence in the U.S. with the $510 million acquisition of Deepwater Wind from owner D.E. Shaw Group. The venture is to be run by co-CEOs from the energy firm’s current U.S. operations and Deepwater Wind.


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put together by the Saudi Arabia Chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, to be held Oct. 23.


High-Tech Paint Job Protects New Mars Rover

High-Tech Paint Job Protects New Mars Rover

Tuesday October 16, 2018

The next iteration of the Mars rover—set to launch as part of the mission in July 2020—is undergoing prep work, and August saw the application of protective coatings to the chassis that can both withstand UV rays and the extreme cold of the desert planet.


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