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NOV 2018

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COATINGSPRO NOVEMBER 2018 13 agreed to step into the role of interim CEO. Having worked closely w ith Robert for over five years, I know he has the leadership skills and financial acumen, as well as the respect of the management team and employees, to be an effective leader for A xalta. T he company remains well positioned to build on its success, w ith strong end-market demand and an unrelent- ing focus on customer ser vice and innovation." For more information, contact: A xalta, (855) 629 -2582, w w w.a xaltacs.com Survey: Contractors Struggle to Find Craft Workers Eighty percent of construction ‡rms report they are having a hard time ‡lling hourly craft positions that represent most of the construction workforce, according to an industry survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Found in all U.S. regions, the labor shortages come as demand for construction continues to grow. ‹e survey noted that construction employment expanded between July 2017 and July 2018 in 281 out of 358 metro areas tracked. Tight labor market conditions are also prompting ‡rms to change the way they operate, recruit, and compensate workers, with 62 percent of construction ‡rms reporting higher base pay rates for craft workers because of the di"culty in ‡lling positions. For more information, contact: AGC, (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org Construction Productivity Software Group PlanGrid Recognized Construction productivity software provider PlanGrid was recognized as one of 2018's "Hot 100 Privately Held Software Companies" by JMP Securities. ‹e list is determined annually by the investment ‡rm based on criteria, including ‡nancial growth, products and services, leadership team quality, and market potential. "Demand for produc- tivity in the construction industry is at an all-time high, and we are working harder than ever to drive success for our customers by delivering the technology they need to work as e"ciently as possi- ble," said Tracy Young, co-founder and CEO. "So far this year, we've developed new product innovations, grown our partner ecosystem with best-of-breed integrations, and added distinguished leaders to our executive bench." For more information, contact: PlanGrid, (800) 646-0796, www.plangrid.com CP News From Around the Coatings Industry DeFelsko Corporation l Ogdensburg, New York USA Tel: +1-315-393-4450 l Email: techsale@defelsko.com Measures the concentration of soluble salts on metal surfaces using the Bresle method n Displays test duration, sample temperature, conductivity (µs/cm) and surface density n Easy 1-2-3 gage interface guides users through the Bresle method n Includes PosiSoft suite of software for viewing and reporting data NEW 1-800-448-3835 www.defelsko.com Innovative PosiPatch TM n No adhesive residue n No sharps, no needles! For use with all Bresle patch types including the innovative PosiPatch Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q1118

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