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MAR 2016

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10 MARCH 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM I N T E R N A T I O N A L CoatingsPro, March 2016 Volume 16, Number 2 is published six times per year with one special issue annually for a total of seven for free to qualified subscribers by NACE International, 4501 Mission Bay Dr, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92109. Postmaster please send address changes to PO Box 16495, North Hollywood CA 91615-9942. © All contents copyright 2015 by NACE International. This publication allows its authors the fullest latitude in expressing opinions on controversial subjects so that its readers will be better informed. The views and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of this publication. There is no warranty as to the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein. Reproduction in whole or in part of any part of this publication without the prior written consent of the publisher is prohibited. Editorial contributions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to use materials at his discretion, and reserves the right to edit material to meet the publication's requirements. Contributor's act of sending a contribution shall constitute an express warranty that the material is original and does not infringe on the rights of others, and that the publisher is granted every right to reproduce said material. Beneath the Surface Group Publisher Bill Wageneck, bill.wageneck@nace.org, +1 281-228-6441 Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Managing Editor Eliina Lizarraga Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors Russ Brown, Alison Falco, Jennifer Frakes, D. Terry Greenfield, Jack Josephsen, William A. Kirn, Dudley J. Primeaux II, Craig J. Schroeder, Thomas R. Shanahan, Claire Trageser, Christa Youngpeter Copy Editors Julie Berry, Robin Cheslock Editorial Advisory Group Kellie Allen (Jack Allen, Inc.), Jay Allred (Chemline Inc.), John Goodman (Spray Equipment & Service Center), Pete Mitchell (GMA Garnet Group), Jose Villalobos (V&A Consulting Engineers) Art Director Rey Galza Production Coordinator Husna Miskinyar ADVERTISING SALES Sales Manager Diane Gross diane.gross@nace.org, +1 281-228-6446, Key Account Executive Brian Daley brian.daley@nace.org, +1 281-228-6455 Key Account Executive Pam Golias pam.golias@nace.org, +1 281-228-6456 Account Executive Jody Lovsness jody.lovsness@nace.org, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Leslie Whiteman leslie.whiteman@nace.org, +1 281-228-6248 Account Executive Erica Cortina erica.cortina@nace.org, +1 281-228-6473 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Magazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, CA 92109 editor@coatingspromag.com (858) 768-0828 A Network of Success Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor stephanie.chizik@nace.org P eople often say that it's nearly impossible to get a job without already knowing someone — a friend of a friend — and so on. A lthough that idea has some holes in it, I think there is a lot of stock in networking to boost personal growth. Social media platforms are extremely popular methods these days. Of course, there's LinkedIn, which is mainly geared toward profes- sional development, but I've also used Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for story leads, which is my main networking goal at CoatingsPro. And then there's in-person networking. For the magazine, attending trade shows and jobsites helps us make connec- tions for future projects, experts, and events to feature. As a contractor, networking may help you hear about new projects, gain new employees, or even learn about products, techniques, and services. But not everyone has the time or money to network online or in person. And so, to some extent, I believe that CoatingsPro can help that person "network " in print. Bringing the Network to You In each issue, we give you access to your contemporaries with similar challenges through the feature stories; experts about specifc subjects; insight into the state of the industry past, present, and future; manufacturer, services, train- ing, and staf updates; and much more. And this March 2016 issue is no diferent. We're hoping that this spring issue will help you gain some lessons, information, and insights that you can use to do your job better and more efciently. In this issue, we're casting a wide net for you in a variety of ways. Our goal is to make you feel like you are on the jobsite with the contractor being featured. I imagine that it would be as if you were meeting the project lead in person and asking about the project. In this issue, you may want to check out the USS Boxer recoating to get a few tips on how to overcome some common challenges regarding anti-skid materi- als. Tat article can be found on page 50. Another story in this issue features the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Wouldn't you like to talk to the contrac- tors on that job who used polyurea coatings on that water feature? We brought that contact to you on page 42. Looking for some insight into how to avoid losing tools during the job? You may be able to get some tips in A lison Falco's "Money Matters" on page 22. It's all a matter of how you approach the subjects, but we're hoping that we can bring the network to you! Spring Introductions W hether you network with CoatingsPro in print, in person, or online, you are our main goal in putting together each and every issue. If you gain one new kernel of information in each issue, then we'll consider that a success. How will you defne yours?

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