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 •  January 17

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers. Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints,...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 17

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, today announced Jeff Havens will keynote The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo. The largest annual event dedicated to Spray Polyurethane Foam will take place January 29 through February 1 in Mobile, Alabama. Jeff...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 16

VersaFlex Inc. and Raven Lining Systems® announced this week that the two companies have merged, effective January 1, 2018. The joining of these powerful brands in the specialty coatings industry allows the new company to expand and build upon combined expertise in polyurea, polyurethane, epoxy and cementitious technologies to better serve its...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 15

Marco Group International Opco, LLC (“Marco”) announced today it has completed the acquisition of assets from JAD Equipment Co. (“Jad”), an Ohio based distributor of surface preparation equipment and consumables. Founded in 1944, Marco is a manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of surface preparation equipment and consumables to...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 12

Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 12

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc., the leading innovator of 2-component adhesive dispensing systems, announces the availability of MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Spray, a member of the innovative MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ cartridge-based 2-component dispensing system family. The portable Mixpac Mixcoat Spray pneumatic dispense system is designed for small volume applications,...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 11

DeWalt recently launched its Jobsite WiFi Access Points, built to withstand tough conditions at construction jobsites while providing wireless coverage through a user’s existing internet service provider (ISP). “Reliable internet access is a necessity on residential and commercial construction sites large and small,” the company said in a news...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 11

There are numerous situations that can lead to premature structural issues or the degradation of a bridge. For example, tiny stress cracks that aren't visible to the naked eye could form, and unless caught, could cause a disastrous collapse. Another example might be improperly mixed grout that is used inside the post tension tendons that help hold...

CoatingsPro Magazine

 •  January 11

As employers continue to spend billions annually on worker safety programs, injury rates over the past several years have remained stagnant. That statistical plateau has leaders in the safety industry tapping into another resource to take worker safety to the next level: the workers themselves. A new partnership between safety gear manufacturer...

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 •  January 11

AkzoNobel has appointed Renier Vree as Chief Financial Officer of its Specialty Chemicals business, effective March 1, 2018. Vree has spent the last eight years at Arcadis N.V., where he is currently CFO and Member of the Executive Board. He also acted as the interim CEO for six months in 2016/2017. Prior to Arcadis, he spent more than 20 years at...