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EVENT KEYNOTE:
SPONSORED BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

The Growth Mindset for Construction Leaders

Mark Breslin, CEO, United Contractors
President, Breslin Strategies Inc

Learn how to perform more effectively in a professional role as a construction leader by elevating how you think, learn and act. Create a culture that cultivates a growth mindset for your organization. Understand the relationship between that mindset and your success. Discover ways to expand your emotional intelligence and improve your abilities.


 

CONTRACTOR INTERVIEW

Scaling a Business Using the “Skill, Service, Value” Model

Take a break and learn how entrepreneur Barry Schlouch, of Schlouch Incorporated, grew a home-based startup with a $2,000 investment into a company with more than 280 employees and $1.5 billion in business. Here, he talks with Tats Nakagawa, host of Specified Growth Podcast, about the step-by-step process he has used to foster a skilled and scalable workforce.

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PRESENTATION

PaintSquare Prestige Awards & Elevation Awards

Charlie Lange, Editior-in-Chief
Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), PaintSquare Press

Brandy Hadden, Editor
PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare Press, JPCL

Join PaintSquare & JPCL in an interactive presentation of the 2020 PaintSquare Prestige and Elevation Awards, highlighting the year's best in industrial and commercial coatings and projects. The Prestige Awards program focuses on the protective coatings professionals who make the industry work, the coatings and equipment used daily in the field, and the projects that bring all of these aspects to life. The Elevation Awards, PaintSquare's commercial honors program, recognize projects ranging from residential exteriors and commercial renovations to floor coatings and air barriers throughout the commercial coatings industry.

 
 

WEBINAR

100%-Solids Linings for the Water/Wastewater Market

Brian Cheshire, Market Manager - Water/Wastewater
Carboline Company

Over the last few decades, air quality regulations and other concerns have pushed coating manufacturers to develop more high-solids and even 100%-solids technologies. There are numerous applications within the wastewater market where these technologies have been—and will continue to be—used. In addition, the water storage market, with looming regulations such as NSF 600, is seeing more and more of these products being used for interior linings. These materials offer many advantages, including longer service life, faster return to service, and building at higher film thicknesses. This presentation aims to lay out some of these advantages in greater detail while showcasing some of the areas where 100%-solids linings are commonly used in water and wastewater applications.

 

WEBINAR

Feed Your Business Growth: Meeting the Demands of the Food & Beverage Industry with New Technologies

Casey Ball, Global Market Director for High Performance Flooring
Sherwin-Williams

Mike Manetta, Global Market Director for Food and Beverage
Sherwin-Williams

Preventing downtime is critical to running a profitable food and beverage business. Every minute a key asset is out of service, facility owners are deprived of precious production time. The segment is looking for easy-to-install, low VOC coatings and flooring systems that help achieve application time savings and accelerate return to service to reduce downtime and maintenance costs. Explore food and beverage industry trends and new solutions with our Sherwin-Williams experts, Casey Ball and Mike Manetta, in this webinar discussion focused on high-performance technologies such as urethane concrete that make the job easier for both the contractor and the owner.

 

WEBINAR

Introducing Mortarchem: The Next Generation of Cementitious Epoxy Mortar

Andy Odorzynski, National Sales Manager
Induron Coatings, Inc.

Cementitious epoxy mortars are a vital step in most concrete lining projects, but the existing products available to contractors have been fraught with problems and difficult application. Induron's Mortarchem represents the next generation of this technology. Mortarchem was designed to simplify the application process while delivering better performance and improved applicator production. This presentation will demonstrate Mortarchem's best-in-class material viscosity and how it results in easy, fast, and profitable resurfacing of concrete substrates.

 

PROTECTIVE & MARINE KEYNOTE:
SPONSORED BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Procurement: The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Paint Job

Warren Brand, Principal
Chicago Corrosion Group

Every paint job in the history of the world has started with an idea—whether it involves making something beautiful, repairing something that has corroded, or maintaining the purity of a stored product (such as liquid sugar in a tank). As coating professionals, it is our job to make sure these ideas are viable from the start. We will review a case study where we were the lead consultant in the matter of a 96-inch-diameter x 31-inch-tall anaerobic digester tank. The interior coating had been in place, unobserved, for a little over 20 years. Learn what it took to access the tank for inspection and why we advised the client to leave the coating in place. We will also briefly review a second situation which led to a substantial coating failure of a concrete trench where a simple email chain and failure in procurement led to disaster.

 

WEBINAR

Preparing for Changes in Tank Linings

Mark Thomas, Vice President of Marketing
Tnemec Company, Inc.

Cory Brown, Executive Vice President
Tnemec Company, Inc.

Clean, safe drinking water is paramount to water industry officials. In addition to important changes to NSF Std. 61 requirements for potable water coatings, some local municipalities and health departments have further lowered extractable allowances to levels that can be very difficult to achieve. Tnemec Company, Inc. is successfully participating in projects across the country that meet these strict requirements by educating decision makers and helping avoid contentious situations that can arise after a potable water lining is installed. In this interactive webinar, we will describe the ways in which interior coatings are being affected by new extractables testing. We will discuss these new methods of analysis and how they will impact you as an installer of certified lining materials. The presentation will also cover several case studies and discuss how Tnemec is able to support your project, beginning with coating selection and ending with an accepted lining installation.

 

WEBINAR

How to Understand Polysiloxane Technology 

Tom Higginbotham, Training Manager, Americas
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

Herman Rodriguez, Director of Engineering and Specifications USCA
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

Tom Bekemeier, Research Scientist
Dow

Around 25 years ago, chemists were able to create a breakthrough in the coatings industry by developing a way to combine and react common organic epoxy resins with inorganic siloxane to create a coating that offers the distinct advantages of both resin types. Siloxane resins tend to be resistant to higher temperatures and to maintain color and gloss attributes in external weathering. Generally, epoxies offer a myriad of valuable characteristics as a coating including excellent wetting, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, hardness, abrasion resistance, and moisture resistance. The technology allowing the combination of these 2 resin types resulted in a unique coating system that offers excellent weathering characteristic to an epoxy resin system. This webinar discusses the value of the epoxy siloxane as well other resin combinations surrounding this technology and how these are utilized in corrosion prevention.

 

WEBINAR

New Fluoropolymer Topcoat Standard for Protective and Restoration Coatings

Kurt Wood, Senior Principal Scientist
Arkema, Inc.

Fluoropolymer resin technologies have offered the possibility of a quantum improvement in topcoat decorative properties compared to conventional resins. Specifiers have expressed a need for an SSPC standard for field-applied fluoropolymer topcoats. The SSPC C.1.8 committee has been working to develop such a standard. A key challenge has been to identify a set of accelerated weathering test conditions which would allow for the reliable qualification of fluoropolymer topcoat formulations. Using a round-robin weathering study of 13 resin systems (fluorinated and non-fluorinated) from 10 different manufacturers, in four reference colors, accelerated test conditions have been identified that accurately differentiate between high weatherability fluoropolymer formulations, and conventional SSPC Paint 36 and MPI 311 formulations.

 

WEBINAR

Advanced IUPAT Training and Certifications that Make a Difference on a Project

Rick Matthews, Industry Liaison Industrial Coatings Finishing First
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Advanced skills and safety training, as well as industry certifications, are paramount to a productive job site. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, through its affiliates, not only offers such training and certification opportunities, but also provides the resources for IUPAT signatory employers to build a better business as well.

 

WEBINAR

Maximize Your Investment with Paint BidTracker: Exploring Best Practices for Finding Success

Julie Birch, General Manager
Paint BidTracker

Jim McBrayer, CEO
McBrayer & Associates

Using a lead service can save you time and money, while helping you grow your business. The key to maximizing your investment, whether bidding on new painting projects or selling/distributing coatings and/or equipment, is to learn to use it efficiently and establish an effective strategy for your entire team. In this presentation, Paint BidTracker will explore techniques to help you find success, review best search practices, highlight new tools and answer frequently asked questions. This session is ideal for Paint BidTracker subscribers, as well as anyone considering a subscription or free trial of the service.

 
 

WEBINAR

Support for Sustainable Projects 

Mark Thomas, Vice President of Marketing
Tnemec Company, Inc.

Cory Brown, Executive Vice President
Tnemec Company Inc.

When working on a sustainable building project, high-performance coatings might not be the first thing you think about, since traditional coatings are too high in VOCs and emissions to meet the strict requirements of green certification programs. But sometimes high-performance coatings are still an important factor in these projects. LEED certification and LBC standards limit the amount of allowable emissions from coatings. National air district regulations also narrow the field of choices for eco-conscious coatings applicators. All of these sustainability requirements have restricted the use of solvent-borne products, but some coating manufacturers have inventive, low-emitting coating systems. In this presentation, we will review common green-building programs, discuss the qualifications of these sustainable building protocols, and explain what contractors may encounter with coating selection and use as well as required documentation for the owner.

 

WEBINAR

Coatings That Work: Providing Long-Term Solutions That Set You Apart from Your Competition and Help Your Customers Get the Most Out of Their Projects

Hank Meinking, Area Account Executive - Architectural Services
Sherwin-Williams

Your customers look to you for products and solutions that help their projects look their best for as long as possible. Greater expectations for space utilization and project design are reframing how traditional building products should contribute to the efficient use of resources and promote well-being for the occupant. This presentation will highlight coating innovations engineered to work harder. We will walk through the new generation of coatings and review how they can be utilized on new and renovation projects. We will also highlight how Sherwin-Williams products and services can help you separate yourself from your competition.

 

WEBINAR

Great Communication to Close More Deals

Michael Gogan, Business Development- Education
CompanyCam

Contractors often worry about the number of leads they are getting, and often will go to great lengths to get more leads. This webinar will focus on how you can increase your closing percentage by simply improving your communication and documentation. A great way to combat lead flow is to close at a higher rate. We will dive into the importance of having a solid process for your team to follow every step of the way. In this webinar we will highlight common areas where lack of communication leads to lost deals or unhappy customers and team members and how you can alleviate those issues. We will dissect how what appears to be one lost deal or unhappy customer can actually be a lot larger problem. Conversely we will look at how easy it can be to create a great customer experience and the fruits that that experience can yield. This webinar will be perfect for all sized companies that are looking to close more deals with a few simple steps.

 

WEBINAR

Get To Know The Industry's Newest Trade Association: The Commercial Painting Industry Association

Aaron Moore, President
PPD Painting

Steve Hester, President
Hester Decorating

In this presentation, Founding Members Aaron Moore, President of PPD Painting & Steve Hester, President of Hester Decorating will outline their vision for the industry's newest trade association focusing on the unique needs of commercial painting contractors. They will discuss their different levels of membership, how their peer group model is setup, and answer any questions or hear suggestions the audience may have.

 

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SPONSORED BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Laws of Success: World-Class Service to the National Facilities and Utilities Industry

Gary Rabine, Chairman/Founder, Rabine Group
Host, Ditch Digger CEO

Turn your dreams into drive! Whether you’re a longtime entrepreneur or aspire to start a business, Gary will offer guidance and inspiration for making your situation more enjoyable, profitable—and, perhaps, even wildly successful.

 

WEBINAR

How to Secure Meetings with Decisionmakers and Keep Them Captivated

Jim McBrayer, CEO
McBrayer & Associates

Typically, salespeople push their solution on prospects who are not ready to buy. They try to time the market, to find someone suited for their solution, but the #1 buying criteria in B2B decisions is not the solution: it’s the competency of the salesperson. Their value comes in the ability to establish their credibility as an expert and frame the conversation to reveal the prospect’s true problem. The question is, how can the salesperson bring value? How can they kindle a relationship with the 97% of the market that is not actively seeking a solution so that when they are ready, the salesperson can guide them? If the primary job of the seller is to bring value before the solution, then our job is to show them how. This webinar teaches how to deliver what prospects value most, and how to develop the valid business reasons to meet. We show how to supply what's missing in the belief system so your salespeople not only deliver value to their prospects, but provide them the confidence they need to get the meeting and keep the prospect captivated.

 

WEBINAR

Engineering Sustainable Coating Systems

Simon Reynolds, Vice President of Commercial Sales
TEX•COTE®

Performance and longevity are the cornerstone of sustainability for a coating system. This webinar will highlight the features and benefits of engineered, functional coating systems. These systems are designed to minimize urban heat island buildup, enhance energy savings, and retain long term color stability. These beneficial attributes can be achieved on both roof and wall assemblies with varying substrates, textures, and colors. A description of how The U.S. Department of Energy tested and proved these systems can reduce cooling costs, surface temperature, and energy savings in a variety of colors will also be explored. Utilizing mixed metal pigments allows these wall and roofing coatings to reflect the damaging rays of the sun. These infra-red, or near infra-red, rays not only breakdown conventional coatings, the heat absorption of traditionally pigmented systems can impact both color retention and long-term performance. The webinar will also include an overview of the various environmental programs and how these engineered coating systems can help meet the standards of the specification and assist in garnering points or approval.

 

WEBINAR

Application Tools for Properly Applying Coatings 

Larry Schwartz, Assistant Vice President Business Development
The Wooster Brush Company

Jack Franks, National Manager Contractor Development
The Wooster Brush Company

The Wooster Brush Company for over 165 years has been a leader in the development of application tools that help apply all types of coatings properly on the many different substrates that are required to be coated. In this webinar we will explain the benefits of our application tools and the special features that will assist in applying coatings in the areas of Commercial Painting, Facility Maintenance, Tank Application, Marine, Floor Coatings and Wind Energy. In each of these segments we have developed tools such as our Pipe Painter tool and the roller cover fabrics that will assist in applying coatings to the proper mil thickness for a smooth finish quicker. We look forward to seeing you at our webinar and making all your coating application need easier using our tools.

 

WEBINAR

How One CPIA Founding Member Realized Over $250k in Tax Savings & Lived To Tell About It

Ryan Foley, Partner
Cunningham & Associates

In this presentation, Ryan Foley, Partner at Cunningham & Associates, will layout their approach to tax strategy and provide real-world examples of savings they have been able to realize for many of their clients.

 
 

WEBINAR

A Little Less Salt, Please!

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

This presentation, examining the causes and effects of premature coating failures due to soluble salts contamination, will dramatically change the way you think about corrosion prevention planning. Using real-world conditions within the global coatings industry, the speakers will discuss annual corrosion costs, a detailed understanding of corrosion issues, and solutions that will benefit owners, coatings manufacturers, contractors, engineers, coatings inspectors, and anyone else working in this industry.

 

WEBINAR

Choosing Abrasive Media for Blasting Applications

Clay Miller, Director of Business Development
SurfacePrep

Selecting the right abrasives for your application can be difficult. The experts at SurfacePrep know surface preparation (it’s in our name). With 124 sales and technical partners, we interact with every type of application and every niche in the industrial and contractor market. We’ll teach you the common-sense approach to abrasive selection—describing media types, their characteristics, sizing available, mil profiles, recyclability, and more—to give you the knowledge you need to decide on the best media for your projects.

 

WEBINAR

Achieving a More Productive Blast Cleaning Operation

Joe McGreal, VP of Sales and Marketing
Ervin Industries

Mineral abrasives disintegrate at a rapid rate. A few cycles render them into dust, leaving the user with great quantities of it to dispose. Added to that is the productivity cost of working in a dusty environment, which among other things increases the possibility of re-work. However, mechanical surface preparation does not have to be this challenging. Viable alternatives exist for a more productive blast cleaning operation.

 

WEBINAR

A New Category of Blast Abrasives 

Stephen Ricci, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
10X Engineered Materials

Jacob Vaillancourt, Partner
10X Engineered Materials

10X Engineered Materials is introducing a new category of abrasive blasting media comprised of ultra-safe, ultra-strong mineral alloy particles. Engineers at 10X will explain how the particles are formed into a unique material matrix that yields breakthrough speed and surface quality with no health or environmental risks (including no free silica and no beryllium). Field results in both contractor maintenance and specialty applications will be presented to demonstrate what is achievable with an engineered abrasive and how the results translate into higher financial returns. Additional benefits include increased blast hold time from substantially delayed rust bloom, low to no particle embedment, enhanced coating performance, and low dust for increased visibility. 

 

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SPONSORED BY CRW

Innovation or Insight?

Ric Beard, CEO
Otinga Group

Is it better to be innovative or insightful? Innovation is no guarantee of efficiency. Insight is no guarantee of improvement. Wouldn’t it be better to be connected and in touch with the industry you work in? Most of us get so distracted by our daily tasks that we forget to challenge the normalization that has existed for decades. There is not a single fix-all solution for the efficiency gains that we, and our clients, are searching for. The truth is, they come in various scales and sometimes must be combined in order to truly achieve the expected improvement.

 

PRODUCT DEMO

Corr-Ze: Improving Coating Adhesion While Preventing Flash Rust

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

With over 125+ years of combined coatings and surface preparation experience, CRW Consulting & Distribution is proud to provide products, such as Corr-Ze™, that eliminate everything that promotes flash rust and under film corrosion. Let our experts help you improve coating adhesion while preventing flash rust. No other team can provide our expertise or offer you these results or savings!

 

WEBINAR

Soluble Salts: Today's Solution to an Old Problem

Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
HoldTight Solutions

Whether you are a contractor, steel fabricator, engineer or asset owner, the phrase “do it right the first time” is the best and only option. To go back and redo a step in any process, but specifically corrosion control is not only time consuming, but costs money, wrecks budgets, and ruins reputations. This presentation has been designed to shed light on an aspect of corrosion control, surface preparation which is the foundation of any good coatings job. If the surface is not prepared correctly, failure of the coating system is a real possibility. One of the “bad actors” in surface preparation is soluble salts. As you will find in this webinar, they are everywhere and need to be removed before applying a coating. It is not difficult to do that and today’s technology has developed to make the process of soluble salt removal much easier. Come visit our webinar and prepare yourself to “do it right the first time”.

 

WEBINAR

HoldTight Contractor Champions/C3 Awards Ceremony

Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
HoldTight Solutions

The objective of the #C3 Awards is to highlight those companies that continuously seek out opportunities to do better by their community. The #C3 awards will showcase those companies who have demonstrated acts of selflessness, kindness and commitment to their local communities. While this year’s award will center around what was done to combat the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent years’ focus will vary by year. Nominees and award winners to be highlighted and rewarded.

 

WEBINAR

Harsco Environmental: A Refined Vision

Dominic DeAngelo, Director of Sales and Marketing
Harsco Environmental

Harsco's webinar will provide an overview of the company's rebranding initiative as Harsco Environmental, officially staking our claim to ground we have unofficially occupied for decades. The lion's share of our work is environmentally-focused; Harsco Environmental is a refined vision of what we always have been. At more than 130 sites in over 30 countries, we take products that are dirty and make them sustainable. We partner with our customers to solve their most complex mitigation and remediation challenges through nearly 50 different service and product offerings. Harsco will provide an update on the recent OSHA Beryllium ruling, what it means to the market and why it applies to all blasting projects regardless of the surface preparation media being used. Harsco will provide guidance to minimize the confusion generated by false and misleading advertising in the market. Finally, Harsco will provide insight on recent performance testing comparing various product offerings in the market today with pending new product offerings from Black Beauty, the #1 abrasives brand in the industry.

 

WEBINAR

A Little Less Salt, Please!

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

This presentation, examining the causes and effects of premature coating failures due to soluble salts contamination, will dramatically change the way you think about corrosion prevention planning. Using real-world conditions within the global coatings industry, the speakers will discuss annual corrosion costs, a detailed understanding of corrosion issues, and solutions that will benefit owners, coatings manufacturers, contractors, engineers, coatings inspectors, and anyone else working in this industry.

 

WEBINAR

Identifying and Managing Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

Thomas E. Enger, MS CSP Chmm, Director of Engineering Support Services
Clemco Industries Corp.

Employers report that annually 1.6 workers out of every 10,000 develop occupational-related lung diseases due to toxic agents, which is close to 30,000 employees per year. This figure does not include workers who retire and experience lung diseases that may be related to workplace inhalation hazards. This presentation covers the most common inhalation hazards associated with abrasive blasting and their impact on lung diseases, along with the impact these diseases have on workers. The presentation also covers what employers and employees can do to prevent workplace inhalation dangers.

 

WEBINAR

Surface Preparation Standards - Updates for Concrete

Jim Kunkle, PCS - Manager, Development & Membership Engagement
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Over the last four years, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revised and developed four industry consensus standards related to the surface preparation of concrete substrates. This webinar will focus on SSPC standards associated with the surface preparation of concrete. Additionally this webinar will tie-in several other important testing methods and guides from other organizations which work in conjunction to these SSPC standards.