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JAN 2013

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CoatingsPro iPod touch winner Congratulations to Mark Van Dresar of Van Dresar Painting LLC for winning an iPod Touch! Mark is a commercial and residential coatings contractor. Mark entered for a chance to win when he participated in the CoatingsPro 2012 Readership Survey. His name was selected at random. Thanks again, Mark, for being a part of CoatingsPro Magazine! For more information, contact: CoatingsPro Magazine, (858) 768-0829, www.coatingspromag.com. Reader Inquiry # 4261 tion, contact: Dur-A-Flex, (860) 282.4147 www.dur-a-flex.com. Reader Inquiry # 4262 expanded nlB website for water Jetters Dur-a-Flex announces new contractor in Vietnam Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and institutional seamless flooring, announced the appointment of Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd. of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, as the exclusive distributor and contractor for the supply and installation of Dur-AFlex's systems. The news comes on the heels of a Korean partnership recently announced by Dur-A-Flex. The partnerships reflect Dur-A-Flex's expanding Asian presence and the increasing accessibility of its high quality and innovative product line by foreign markets. "We are very happy to enter into this partnership with Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd.," says Peter V. Ferris, president and chief operating officer at Dur-A-Flex. "Their knowledge of the local market and expertise in the flooring industry convinced us this would be a great unity of our worldclass products and their high-quality installation. This combination is a great a recipe for substantial growth in the Vietnamese market." For more informa- 16 CoatingsPro g January 2013 A significant expansion of the NLB Corp. website, www.nlbcorp.com, makes it easier for people to find water jetting answers, identify pumps and accessories for their applications, and request a quote. The expanded site is easily searchable for specific equipment or by application, with handy links to the equipment typically involved. The expanded website has more information about common (and not-so-common) applications and offers a variety of video demos. Comprehensive sections for pumps, units, and accessories feature simple "Learn More" and "Request a Quote" buttons that take visitors where they need to go with a single click. Interactive maps identify locations in North America and around the world where NLB equipment and support are available. For more information, contact: NLB Corp. (248) 624-5555, www.nlbcorp.com. Reader Inquiry # 4263 DuPont announces winners of the 2012 DuPont tyvek "Dirty work" contest DuPont Protection Technologies announced the winners of the second annual DuPont Tyvek Dirty Work Photo Contest. Jim Mathey, Cody Vandivort, and Tim Grant won the online competition by best demonstrating the many ways in which workers use Tyvek garments to help keep safe and clean on the job. Entrants were asked to submit original photos of themselves or colleagues wearing Tyvek protective garments after completing their "dirty work." The entries were then judged based on a variety of criteria, including how well the Tyvek garments and "dirty work" were portrayed in the photo. The entrants are shown with their protective eyewear on, but even their faces are covered in dirt. The grand prize winner, Jim Mathey, received a $2,500 American Express gift card. For more information, contact: Dupont, (302) 999-5456, www.dupont.com. Reader Inquiry # 4264 coatInG 2012 a smashing success With more than 56 hours of high-level technical presentations, more than 100 exhibitors and participants were energized by the COATING 2012 experience. In addition to the overflow technical sessions, there were numerous opportunities for networking with some of the most prestigious companies attending the show, including Caterpillar, John Deere, and Boeing. The happy hour and live auction, the product innovation award, daily raffle prizes, the virtual reality training competition, and the hospitality night spelled success from the moment the event started. The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) announced that the 2013 show will be called Powder Coating 2013 and will focus solely on powder coating technology. Powder Coating 2013 is slated October 8-10, 2013, at the America's Center in St. Louis, MO. For more information, contact: PCI, (832)585-0770, www.coating-show.com. Reader Inquiry # 4265 hyde tools names Patrick spinelli Plant Manager Patrick S. Spinelli has been named plant manager by Hyde Tools, a national manufacturer based in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Announced in October by

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