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New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Thursday December 8, 2022

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recently introduced a new product offering.

World's Skinniest Skyscraper Completes in NYC

World's Skinniest Skyscraper Completes in NYC

Thursday December 8, 2022

Interiors have recently been completed at New York City’s 91-story Steinway Tower, also known by many as 111 West 57th Street, marking the official completion of the residential high-rise.

‘Cool Pavement’ Coating Peels Off in AZ Rain

‘Cool Pavement’ Coating Peels Off in AZ Rain

Thursday December 8, 2022

A pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood with the hopes of lowering temperatures recently peeled and flaked off roadways during a rain event over the weekend.

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NJ to Establish New Building Standards

NJ to Establish New Building Standards

Thursday December 8, 2022

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts.

EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

Thursday December 8, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in Denver based on the results of a successful pilot program.

Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.

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Bidding Open for OH Water Storage Tank Rehab

Bidding Open for OH Water Storage Tank Rehab

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Medina County in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.

Research Team Inspects Pipelines with Robots, AI

Research Team Inspects Pipelines with Robots, AI

Wednesday December 7, 2022

A researcher at Wayne State University wants to use robotics and artificial intelligence work previously utilized in Texas for the inspection of pipelines in Michigan.

Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Food and beverage industry flooring specialists Allied Finishes recently completed a floor coating project for a chicken meat processing facility.

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Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

Wednesday December 7, 2022

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.

Design Demands Down Considerably

Design Demands Down Considerably

Wednesday December 7, 2022

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first decline in billings since January 2021.

Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Bribery

Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Bribery

Wednesday December 7, 2022

A construction company owner is now the third person to plead guilty in a bid rigging and bribery scheme against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), involving improvement and repair contracts.

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New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in a $300 million historical preservation and renovation project at the New Jersey State House.

Work Efforts Continue at $830M Obama Center

Work Efforts Continue at $830M Obama Center

Tuesday December 6, 2022

After shutting down for several days, work has resumed at the $830 million Obama Presidential Center jobsite in Chicago.

JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

Tuesday December 6, 2022

The next installment of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Coatings 101 series focuses on inspection for industrial coatings projects, including roles, responsibilities and knowledge of a coating inspector.

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New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new black pigment with jet masstone color and high tint strength.

EU Annuls Titanium Dioxide Classification

EU Annuls Titanium Dioxide Classification

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Late last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a press release announcing the annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation of 2019 concerning the harmonized classification and labeling of titanium dioxide.

Registration Opens for Surface Roughness Class

Registration Opens for Surface Roughness Class

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Surface roughness measurement, analysis and training provider Michigan Metrology recently announced that registration is now open for its “Roughness, Texture and Tribology” class and workshop.

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$10M Provided for NJ Flood Resilience Projects

$10M Provided for NJ Flood Resilience Projects

Monday December 5, 2022

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has obligated $10 million for flood resilience projects in New Jersey to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Monday December 5, 2022

Global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced plans to acquire German-based Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a Peter Möhrle Holding and GP Capital UG venture comprising Oskar Nolte GmbH and Klumpp Coatings GmbH.

NPS Approves Lighthouse Restoration Project

NPS Approves Lighthouse Restoration Project

Monday December 5, 2022

Late last month, the National Park Service (NPS) approved plans to rehabilitate and restore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina.

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Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

Monday December 5, 2022

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of October, reporting that the CBI wavered downward.

Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

Friday December 2, 2022

A 700-foot-long stretch of decommissioned road in Ontario, Canada, looks like an “unintentional piece of public art” thanks to its unusual application of white and yellow street markings.