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MAR 2015

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10 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Beneath the Surface I N T E R N A T I O N A L CoatingsPro, March 2015 Volume 15, 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. Group Publisher Bill Wageneck,, +1 281-228-6441 Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Managing Editor Eliina Lizarraga Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors Warren Brand, Vania Buzatto, Marc Chavez, Jennifer Frakes, Rodney D. Jarboe, Stanford Liang, Daniel Owen, Asghar Peera, Steven Reinstadtler, Claire Trageser, Roland A. Vierra, Christa Youngpeter Copy Editors Julie Berr y, 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, +1 281-228-6446 Key Account Executive Brian Daley, +1 281-228-6455 Key Account Executive Pam Golias, +1 281-228-6456 Account Executive Jody Lovsness, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Leslie Whiteman, +1 281-228-6248 Account Executive Erica Cortina, +1 281-228-647 3 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Ma gazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, C A 92109 editor@coatingsproma (858) 768-0828 I get a lot of random emails nowadays, as I'm sure many of you do, too. I swear if you sign up for one email distribution list, then you'll be signed up for three more in return. And then there are always those requests for my bank account information from some random prince who wants my help. But sometimes — maybe one out of the twenty odd random personal emails I get a day — I come across a legit email. And then maybe one in every twenty odd random days, I get what I'll call an email gem. Te other day, I got one of those. It was an email gem about taking risks professionally. In fact, the email title was "Te Art of Taking a Risk." I think it's something we can all relate to in our professional lives. I now share the thought with you in case the encourage- ment from that email gem can help us all dream big professionally. Go big or go home. Fish or cut bait. Do it safely and correctly, but be bold! On Being Bold In this issue of CoatingsPro Magazine, you' ll fnd many people just like you doing something that might be consid- ered professionally bold. To start, we're featuring a project that included coating the concrete deck connecting the St. Louis Arch and surrounding Jeferson National Expansion Memorial park to the downtown area. Tat included a polyurea/polyurethane system proposed specifcally for this project. Check out page 46 for that article. A lso in this issue, the Specifying Success article covers some suggestions on how to add new coatings systems to the specifers' toolbox. (In my mind, new can always be considered bold.) You can fnd that on page 28. And don't forget to read our ProFile this issue; coatings contractor Shaun Geiger ventured out on his own and was rewarded for his boldness. Tat article can be found on page 70. And, fnally, the oil and gas article in this issue has a bit of bold in it, too. Not only did the contracting company recently launch a group to handle their international operations in Houston, Texas, but this article itself marks a little braveness from the CoatingsPro crew. In fact, this article is CoatingsPro's frst ever international project featured in print. You can fnd it on page 54. Exciting for all! Gem Varieties Much like those email gems, we hope that every issue of CoatingsPro resonates with each of you in one way or another, whether it's with our feature stories, varying departments, or individual columns. And as if covering print wasn't enough, this month also marks our second annual CoatingsPro Contractor's Forum at the NACE CORROSION show (this year's show is in Dallas) and the second annual Surface Prep Supplement. Tere's a lot to be bold about this month. We hope you' ll join us on the adventure! Risk Taking Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor

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