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MAY 2015

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12 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Beneath the Surface I N T E R N A T I O N A L CoatingsPro, MAY 2015 Volume 15, Number 3 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, bill.wageneck@nace.org, +1 281-228-6441 Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Managing Editor Eliina Lizarraga Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Contributors George T. Bayer, Richard Bueckert, Brad Erickson, Jack Fearing, Jennifer Frakes, Samuel Hostetler, Brian O'Farrell, James McDonald, Tim Seay, Claire Trageser, Tom Thomas, Christa Youngpeter Copy Editors Julie Berry, 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 diane.gross@nace.org, +1 281-228-6446 Key Account Executive Brian Daley brian.daley@nace.org, +1 281-228-6455 Key Account Executive Pam Golias pam.golias@nace.org, +1 281-228-6456 Account Executive Jody Lovsness jody.lovsness@nace.org, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Leslie Whiteman leslie.whiteman@nace.org, +1 281-228-6248 Account Executive Erica Cortina erica.cortina@nace.org, +1 281-228-6473 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Magazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, CA 92109 editor@coatingspromag.com (858) 768-0828 I just recently bought my own condo. Of course, I had to move in on one of the coldest days of the year followed by a surprise nine inches (23 cm) of snow that covered the city in about eight hours. It was fun. But we got it done. And then, naturally, we celebrated. And now that I'm in my condo, I feel like it should feel more serious — that there should be more weight on my shoulders. After all, it's my place. I'm the one who's responsible if there's a leak, or a missed condo fee, or any other manner of issues that could arise. At least that's what everyone's been telling me. Te fact that I'm not more worried worries me because it is my responsibility. W hy is it that people really only talk that way about home ownership? Tey never really talk about "responsi- bility" when you mention having kids or starting your own business. Instead, those are seen as exciting adventures. "Congratulations!" "Welcome to the club!" "W hat are you going to name it/ him/her?" But maybe starting your own business (or having kids, for that matter) should be a little heavier on the forefront part and a little lighter on the champagne part — at least at the get-go. From the Foundation Let's look at a coatings contracting business like buying a home. In this issue alone, we have a few articles that I'm hoping will give you some informa- tion to make your job a little bit more manageable. W hen you're buying a house, there are a few things that you're supposed to take into consideration that relate to the coatings contract- ing world: • The anticipated maintenance. This month's Marketing Savvy article may speak to how you may properly maintain your current customer base. See that article on page 28. • The neighbors. In the Bridge Applications feature this issue on page 56, read how the contractors needed to use containment and testing to take the community into consideration. • Stay up to date on organization updates. This issue's Safety Watch article highlights a very important update to the coatings world: hazard communication standard changes. You can find that on page 42. • For a quite literal relation to starting out on your coatings contracting business, you can also read our Contractor's Corner on page 32. No Buyer's Remorse Te goal of CoatingsPro is to try to help make your job easier. We want to help you do your job better, more efciently, more proftably, etc. In a sense, we're trying to help you avoid business buyer's remorse. With each issue, each supple- ment (check out this month's second annual Safety Supplement!), and each Contractor Forum, we hope that you've gained a little bit more information to help you do so — maybe help give you a new "lease" on your business! CP The Coatings Market Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor stephanie.chizik@nace.org

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