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Why Contractors Need "Custom Equipment” for Blasting


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The 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Abrasive Recycling Unit


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Sponge-Jet Featured on HGTV Renovation Show

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) made its television debut last month as part of a histori...


Metal Finishing Technologies Acquires Blasting Company

Metal finishing and specialty coating services company for aerospace, defense and industrial customers Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC, acquired shot peening and blasting services provider...


IL Bridge Painting Kicks Off After Weather Delays

A $1.103 million painting project to refurbish seven bridges in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Interstate 72 is officially underway after wet weather pushed the work back.


Contractors Needed for MI Water Tank Coating

The City of Kalamazoo in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the coating and improvement of one 200,000-gallon spheroid water tower.


Contractors Needed for TX Water Tank Repainting

The City of Temple, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 1-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Contractors Needed for VA Water Tank Rehab

The Town of Troutville, Virginia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 125,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Contractors Needed for MN Water Tank Repair

The Minnesota Department of Administration in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is currently seeking contractors for the repair of two 200,000-gallon elevated water tanks.


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Using Blast Pressure to Achieve Optimal Anchor Profile


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Safety Considerations for Abrasive Blasting Operations

In this Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings article from the archives, the authors review some of the general requirements of regulations on abrasive blasting and explain how t...


Laser Photonics Offering AI Laser Cleaning Tech

Earlier this year, laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation began taking orders for its new programmable and artificial intelligence-capable robotic cell enclosure.


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Why Pop-Up Valves are Safer than Camlocks


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Bills Stadium Seeking Construction Workers

According to recent reports, officials from the Buffalo Bills and Erie County in New York need more skilled trade and construction workers to work on construction of the NFL team's new stadi...


Work Begins on NY Water Tower

Work on a 55-year-old water tower in Riverhead, New York, is reportedly underway as crews begin to rehabilitate the structure.


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How Vacuum Recovery Systems Can Save Time and Money


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Sponge Media Restores University Capitol Building

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) recently worked on a restoration project of the Universit...


BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced the acquisition of abrasive blasting robotics company VertiDrive B.V.


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Additive Methods for Enhanced Blast Media Recycling


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MO Pool Scheduled for Blasting

A $24,375 bid was recently approved by the Union Board of Alderman in Missouri for the blast cleaning of a concrete pool at Union’s Splash-N-Swimplex.


MineralTech Acquires Specialty Sand Company, AIM

Manufacturer and supplier of abrasive blast media MineralTech Gulf Coast Abrasives, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired Specialty Sand Company and American Industrial Minerals (AIM)...


Investigation Underway for Shipyard Fatality

According to reports, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of a worker who fell while working on a drydocked ship in Superior, Wisconsin, earlier...


JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

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


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


Shipyard Uses UHP Water Blasting for Surface Prep

Everett Ship Repair, LLC, in Washington announced earlier this year that it has purchased two new ultra-high-pressure water blasting systems to expand its surface preparation services.


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


Cold Jet Blasting Machines Win Design Award

Machine industry company Cold Jet, LLC, with design help from Kaleidoscope Innovation, recently announced that two of its dry ice blasters have won The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architectu...


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

Last week, blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


Clemco Donates Blast Cabinet to High School

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced that it has donated a blast cabinet to a high school’s weld...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


Utilizing Safety Practices in Abrasive Blasting

Safety guidelines are crucial to a worker’s health when abrasive blasting to prevent injury and long-term illness.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full November issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individua...


Marine Corps Research Blast Booth Productivity

Just last month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs reported on its recent partnership with the Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program ...


Abrasive Blasting for Fingerprint Detection

According to fourth-year forensic science student from the University of Toronto, Bethany Krebs, a form of abrasive blasting could be more efficient in revealing fingerprints than convention...


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Gets New Blast Booth

Last month, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, was reported to have received an equipment upgrade.


MI Sandblasting Business Cited for Violations

On several occasions this year, Kalamazoo Sandblast (Kalamazoo, Michigan) was investigated by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Air Quality Division (AQD) upon r...


CleanerBlast Announces Exclusive Alliance

At the end of April, wet abrasive vapor blast equipment manufacturer CleanerBlast Systems announced a strategic exclusive alliance with USA DeBusk in an emailed press release.


New Product Announcement: Blasting Machines

In an emailed press release, blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV introduced its latest smallest and largest blasting machine developments: the MiniPro-Basic and Bulk Series.


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Reusable Abrasive Techniques for Any Size Project


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COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


ESCA Blast Opens New Facility

Supplier and renter of various blasting and special cleaning equipment, eco-friendly media and abrasives, ESCA Blast, has recently announced in an emailed press release that it has opened a ...


AU Street Closed After Asbestos Mishap

Earlier this month, a variety of homes and vehicles were placed on lockdown in a suburban Sydney community after two private cleaning contractors sent asbestos particles flying from a home’s...


PSC Archive: Safety in Abrasive Blasting

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


OSHA Issues Final Construction Beryllium Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its Final Beryllium Standard for Construction and Shipyards. While no major changes are reported in the rule, the DOL did include changes that it says...


Webinar Archive: Vapor Abrasive Blasting

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


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WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


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Ways to Improve Blast Control


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Railcar Co. Announces Blast, Paint Facility

Appalachian Railcar Services (Eleanor, West Virginia), a provider of railcar repair, storage, switching and related services, recently announced it has completed an expansion of its Elk Mill...


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How New Blaster Doubles Production Speed


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Selection Guide Updated to Match WJTA Coding

High-pressure hose manufacturer SPIR STAR Ltd. (Houston) recently announced via email press release a new flex lance selection guide, in a move to stay in pace with best practices safety sta...


Free Webinar: Understanding Wet Abrasive Blasting Equipment

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. Eastern next Wednesday (April 17) will tackle the topic of understanding current wet abrasive blasting equipment.


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Blasting Company Decision Reduces Cost, Time and Dust Exposure


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Research Betters Blast Media Reclamation

New research, completed by Michael Clarke, a mechanical engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, in Jacksonville, Florida, recently revealed that more blasting media could be reclai...


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Five Things to Consider When Selecting Blasting Equipment


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How Steel Grit Blasting Can Improve Productivity and Quality


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Singapore Shipyard Fined for 2011 Blaster Fall

Years after two workers fell to their death on a jobsite, Singapore-based Jurong Shipyard was fined $173,000 (S$230,000). Reports indicate the cause lies in the equipment being used at the t...


Answers Scant in Blasting Allergy Death

When 33-year-old Justin Mathews died suddenly after a visit to a jobsite where workers had been blasting using walnut-shell abrasive media, it raised questions about food allergies and some ...


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Reducing Steel Surface Prep Time by Eliminating Aggregate Blasting


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Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Robert

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Thi...


Getting to Know the 'Bridge Brothers': Damon

Each week, PaintSquare Daily News, in partnership with 4th Coast Productions, will be introducing you to a different worker featured in the new documentary Bridge Brothers. Our first ...


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Blasting Risks and Recommendations


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Blasting Risks and Recommendations


Interview: Blasting in the Shop

Sharretts Plating, founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1925 as Charles D. Snyder and Son Inc., has for decades performed blasting, coating and plating work for customers across a broad s...


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What to Know Before Buying a Portable Dust Collector


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Protective Clothing Gets Durability Upgrade

Protective equipment provider TST Sweden recently introduced a line of protective clothing called HD—Heavy Demolition, which the company says was designed for use by contractors involved wit...


Free Webinar to Cover Abrasive Blasting Safety

Safety methods for abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free webinar to be broadcast next Wednesday (May 17) by PaintSquare.


Free Webinar to Cover Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Wet and vapor abrasive blasting are the topics of a free webinar to be broadcast Wednesday by PaintSquare, sponsored by equipment manufacturer Graco.


OSHA Fines OH Bridge Painter $25K

Federal regulators have settled with an Ohio-based bridge-painting contractor over alleged violations uncovered during blasting operations last fall, cutting an original proposed fine of nea...


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New Product News: Graco Introduces the EQp


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Containing the Center of the Huey P. Long

Containing blasting work on a bridge is hard enough; containing blasting work to the middle of a bridge is truly a challenge. That's what Intech Contracting learned when, in 2016, the compan...


On the Regs: Blasting, Containment and the Law

As supervisor of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Air Compliance Unit, Cory Boeck works to ensure that potential contaminants, including at blasting and recoating jobsites, are prope...


Containment by Design

Patti Seitz spent years as an architectural engineer working on buildings before she discovered that she finds designing containment and platforms for projects including bridge and water tan...


Blasting System Made to Limit Media Refills

Spartan Blasting Systems recently introduced the Universal Blasting Station, a system designed to be compatible with multiple brands and pot sizes, and to reduce the number of times workers ...


New Products for Surface Prep

A number of equipment suppliers have introduced new products in early 2017 to make surface preparation easier, more effective or even hands-free.


Researcher Sheds Light Altering Surface Profile

William Corbett spoke to PaintSquare News about new research on surface profile and reblasting, and what it means for contractors in the field.


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

An important structure in the history of bridges has just undergone an extensive four-year, $48 million restoration.


Impact Award Lauds Water Projects

Restoration of two 60- and 80-year-old domestic anaerobic digesters for the city of Austin, MN, earned three companies top honors in the inaugural Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.


Safway Canada Buys Coating, Blasting Firm

Known for providing access and scaffolding equipment, as well as insulation, coatings and project management services, Safway Group Canada is expanding its presence in Western Canada with th...


NC Bridge Painter Suffers Fatal Fall

A worker on a bridge painting project in North Carolina fell to his death early Tuesday, according to local media reports.


Paint Work Reveals Bridge Deficiencies

The Missouri Department of Transportation is crediting the painting and surface preparation process with uncovering unforeseen deficiencies in a bridge over the Missouri River in the state’s...


OSHA Issues Final Silica Dust Rule

Federal workplace regulators have issued a long-awaited rule aimed at protecting workers from respirable silica dust exposure.


OSHA OKs Long-Delayed Silica Dust Rule

The much-anticipated final rule intended to better protect workers from respirable silica dust exposure has finally been issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Water Tower Fall Nets $180K in Fines

After a painter fell 70 feet in June inside the Wisconsin water tower he was cleaning, the federal agency that is charged with ensuring worker health and safety said they knew something was ...


Railcar Firm Cited for Blasting Issues

A railcar service and repair company faces $23,000 in fines for health and safety violations after inspectors discovered several issues related to the company’s sandblasting procedures.


Lights Made To Be Explosion-Proof

Rapid Prep is offering an explosion-proof light that the company says is suitable for hazardous and wet locations.


Dust-Free Slurry Blaster Debuts

Rapid Prep has introduced a new dust-free slurry blaster that the company says is built for a wide variety of blasting and coating needs.


Helmet Features Communication System

A new respirator helmet designed to improve blasting safety is now available from Rapid Prep.


Respiratory Helmet Helps Communication

Rapid Prep is offering a respirator helmet equipped with a wireless communication system that the company says helps improve safety while blasting.


 
 
   

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