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NOV 2018

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68 NOVEMBER 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Soy Gel Lifts One-Part Topical Coatings W. R. MEADOWS introduced its ULTRITE coating remover, a soy gel that e•ectively lifts one-part topical coatings, such as sealers, acrylics, urethanes, latexes, lacquers, and more, from surfaces including concrete, masonry, wood, and metal. €e product can remove multiple layers in one appli- cation without vigorous scrubbing. €e remover does not contain methylene chloride, is low in odor, and is safe for interior use. It is ideal for use in warehouses, industrial plants, schools, automotive plants, parking garages, plazas, and service stations. "ULTRITE is an exciting option to remove worn-out coatings," said Jim Becker, construc- tion liquids product group manager. "ULTRITE is the easiest product I've ever used to strip acrylic sealers." For more information, contact: W. R. MEADOWS, (847) 214-2100, www.wrmeadows.com Mini-Documentary on Workforce Development, Trade Jobs A new mini-documentary is highlight- ing workforce development and the future of U.S. trade jobs and education. Titled "Building a Strong Foundation: SkillsUSA Prepares the American Workforce," the ™lm from WorkingNation follows 20-year-old Logan €omas and others as they learn and practice in-demand trade skills as part of the SkillsUSA's TeamWorks competition. €e ™ve-minute documen- tary was produced by WorkingNation, a national nonpro™t working to expose a looming U.S. unemployment crisis and provide solutions. €e video, avail- able to view at the company's website, shows how SkillsUSA has partnered with education and industry leaders to equip more than 13 million people with the skills and experience to become competitively employed in technical trade and service jobs. For more infor- mation, contact: WorkingNation, (310) 234-2300, www.workingnation.com Moisture Meter for Concrete Floor Slabs €e PosiTector CMM IS from Paul N. Gardner Co., Inc. (Gardco) is a concrete moisture meter designed to measure relative humidity in concrete Ÿoor slabs. It wirelessly connects to the PosiTector mobile app and PosiTector DPM Advanced models via Bluetooth. €e probes and free mobile app guide users through all documentation criteria. Users can view and record readings directly with a smart device or PosiTector DPM Advanced gage. With the device, users have no need to open the hole or remove the cap to take measurements. €e reusable probes, which resist solvents, acids, oil, water, and dust, remain powered on and broadcasting via Bluetooth while in situ for up to three weeks. For more informa- tion, contact: Gardco, (954) 946-9454, www.gardco.com Receptionist Service for Small Businesses Ruby Receptionists, a live reception- ist service for North American small businesses, announced the Ruby Solo as its latest product. €e solution provides entrepreneurs and solo business owners with a local phone number, a comprehensive suite of management and productivity features in the Ruby mobile app, and a team of receptionists to take calls when they cannot. With Ruby Solo, business owners can give callers and customers a consistent, exceptional phone experience, while giving themselves the freedom to focus on tasks at hand. In addition to the release of Ruby Solo, enhancements have been made to Ruby's mobile app, allowing customers to track all calls and message activity in one place. For more information, contact: Ruby Receptionists, (866) 611-7829, www.callruby.com New Texture Coat Slope Mix From Westcoat €e TC-30 Slope Mix is a new texture coat slope mix product available from Westcoat. It is a high-strength, trowel-grade, single-component, polymer-modi™ed, and cementitious underlayment material that o•ers exceptional bond strength, and it is pre-packaged for quick on-site prepara- tion and use. According to the company, advantages include a simple " just add water" formula; it can be feathered and has good working time; and it is ™re retardant, with excellent adhesion and high strength. €e slope mix sets in 6 to 8 hours for foot tra¥c and in 24 hours for full service and heav y loads. Applicators should wait 12 hours before applying a topcoat. For more information, contact: Westcoat, (800) 250-4519, www.westcoat.com CP New & Noteworthy

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