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MAR 2015

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12 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Power Climber Launches Improved Websites Power Climber, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has launched updated versions of its North American and international websites, featuring fresh designs, easier navigation, and improved functional- ity. With updated content, including product and application photos, liter- ature, and manuals, it is easier than ever to access information on Power Climber's range of suspended access solutions from hoists and platforms to rigging and safety. Additionally, the websites have been redesigned with the latest responsive technology, making them compatible with today's brows- ers and mobile devices. Tis improves the online experience, particularly for customers in the feld or on the jobsite. Power Climber's North American dealers can log in to a secured area of powerclimber.com for exclusive pricing, service, and product updates, while Power Climber's European custom- ers can navigate the new Industry Segments section of powerclimber.be to see the full range of product capabil- ities and applications. Tejal Ranjan, marketing communications manager, said, "Our new websites enable new and existing customers to easily access critical product and industry information with a few simple clicks — anytime, anywhere. It's another way we continue to lead the suspended access industry." For more informa- tion, contact: Power Climber, (800) 577-0101, www.powerclimber.com Reader Inquiry # 4461 Sauereisen Welcomes New Sales Manager Sauereisen, a third-generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, is pleased to welcome Mark Golla to lead its sales team. Golla is joining the organization as sales manager at Sauereisen's corporate ofce in Pittsburgh, Pa. In this position, Golla will be responsible for global sales of Sauereisen's corrosion-re- sistant, ceramic cement and sulfur product lines. "Mark 's enthusiasm and wealth of sales experience make him a great asset to our sales team," said J. Eric Sauereisen, president. "We are confdent that Mark will make a positive impact both for our customers and our internal teams." Golla comes to Sauereisen after 18 years at Saint- Gobain Abrasives, where he worked as a regional sales manager for the industrial, welding, and construc- tion markets, managing $51 million in sales. Previously, Golla held sales management and global product management positions with Saint- Gobain Grains & Powders, Schott Glass Technologies, and Harbison Walker Refractories. For more information, contact: Sauereisen, (412) 963-0303, www.sauereisen.com Reader Inquiry # 4462 GAF Is Founding Sponsor of Greenbuild University GAF has signed on as a founding sponsor of Hanley Wood 's Greenbuild University, a new online learning platform designed to educate and train sustainable design profes- sionals with best-in-class content focusing on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Greenbuild University, located online at www.greenbuilduniversity.com, includes free access to all educa- tional content delivered during the Greenbuild International Conference Graco Acquires GeoBlaster Graco Inc., a manufacturer of f luid hand ling equipment, announced that it has acquired abrasive-blasting equipment manufacturer GeoBlaster Equipment Ser v ice and Sa les Inc. Based in Dunnv i l le, Ontar io, Canada, GeoBlaster manufactures innovative, wet abrasive-blasting equipment for coating remova l and sur face preparation. GeoBlaster products w i l l become par t of the product por tfolio of Graco's Applied Fluid Technolog ies Div ision (A FTD). " T he acquisition a lig ns w ith our strateg ies to deliver lead ing technolog ies and ex pand our worldw ide business," said Tim W hite, d irector of sa les and market- ing for Graco's A FTD. "Much like our EcoQuip product line, GeoBlaster's products are r ug ged, durable, and wel l respected in the abrasive-blast industr y. T his is an exciting oppor- tunit y for A FTD as we continue to ex pand our capabi lities in sur face preparation." GeoBlaster's wet abrasive-blasting equipment of fers adjustable abrasive to water consump - tion, using f rom 70 to 200 pounds (32–91 kg ) of abrasive per hour and as low as 0.2 ga l lons (0.8 L) of water per minute. Wet blasting eliminates airbor ne par tic les produced in t y pica l dr y-blasting applications by add ing a water mist dur ing the spray ing process. For more infor mation, contact: Graco, w w w.g raco.com Reader Inquiry # 4460 Industry Briefs

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