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Cortec Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Cortec Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Friday September 23, 2022

Last week, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced the promotion of its Director of Manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of Chief Operations Officer.

Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Friday September 23, 2022

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share activities and opportunities slated for its upcoming conference.

Contractors Wanted for CA Recreational Reno

Contractors Wanted for CA Recreational Reno

Friday September 23, 2022

The City of South Lake Tahoe is soliciting bids for renovations at a recreational complex in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

Friday September 23, 2022

Australian company Tarmac Linemarking completed a trial run of its photoluminescent line markings earlier this year, with the “glow-in-the-dark” highway lines recently going viral online.

Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

Friday September 23, 2022

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced in a press release that it had opened an innovation hub at its site in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Friday September 23, 2022

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposals for the project.

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NY Painting Contractor Suspended by FHWA

NY Painting Contractor Suspended by FHWA

Thursday September 22, 2022

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has suspended a New York painting contractor from non-procurement federal contracting.

Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

Thursday September 22, 2022

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that a bulker ship cargo hold coated with its anticorrosive coating is not anticipated to require any remedial coating work until mid-2025.

New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

Thursday September 22, 2022

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently introduced what the company is calling “more sustainable polyether polyols.”

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Sherwin-Williams Announces 2023 COTY

Sherwin-Williams Announces 2023 COTY

Thursday September 22, 2022

Earlier this week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year.

EPA, RI Company Reach Lead Settlement

EPA, RI Company Reach Lead Settlement

Thursday September 22, 2022

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a settlement with a corporation out of Rhode Island for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

Wednesday September 21, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,842,050.83 for rehabilitation of the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to Swank Construction Co., of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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Chemicals Combust at TN AkzoNobel Warehouse

Chemicals Combust at TN AkzoNobel Warehouse

Wednesday September 21, 2022

On Friday (Sept. 16), the Nashville Fire Department responded to a report of chemical combustion at an AkzoNobel powder coatings manufacturing site.

RadTech Test Method Approved by EPA

RadTech Test Method Approved by EPA

Wednesday September 21, 2022

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its approved use of ASTM D-7767-11—Standard Test Method to Measure Volatiles from radiation curable acrylate monomers, oligomers, and blends and thin coatings made from them—a test method developed by RadTech members for UV/EB thin films.

AASHTO Reveals Transportation Finalists

AASHTO Reveals Transportation Finalists

Wednesday September 21, 2022

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently named 12 finalists for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition.

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China High-Rise Engulfed in Flames

China High-Rise Engulfed in Flames

Wednesday September 21, 2022

The outer wall of a skyscraper owned by state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom was destroyed by a fire last Friday (Sept. 16).

New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

Tuesday September 20, 2022

Global coatings company Hempel recently released its new leading edge protection (LEP) coating for wind turbine rotor blades.

University Engineer Develops Bio-Bricks

University Engineer Develops Bio-Bricks

Tuesday September 20, 2022

A civil engineering student from the University of Waterloo has recently developed carbon-neutral masonry units with bacteria.

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Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Tuesday September 20, 2022

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has recently provided an update on testing results for its icephobic coating technology.

Transportation Projects Awarded $1.5B Funding

Transportation Projects Awarded $1.5B Funding

Tuesday September 20, 2022

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that 26 projects have been awarded a total of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program.

Structural Concerns Outlined in UK Safety Report

Structural Concerns Outlined in UK Safety Report

Tuesday September 20, 2022

An experienced chartered engineer in the United Kingdom shared concerns late last month regarding several structural designs of recent buildings.