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MAY 2015

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16 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM how to ser vice and maintain equip- ment, as well as the proper startup procedure. "Our ser vice team has a combined knowledge of more than 40 years of paint technical ser vice. T hat experience gives our technicians the edge to be able to work on both new and old equipment," says Ashley Polhemus, Equipment Rental and Ser vice Coordinator, Gulf Region. "Our in-house training program provides a full walk-through of equipment, equipment simulation, and the option for using Marco's paint booth for paint application training." For more information, contact: (800) 252-7848, w w Reader Inquiry # 4485 Wagner Names McGuirk President of Wagner North American Division Wagner SprayTech Corporation announced that Greg McGuirk has been promoted to president of Wagner SprayTech North America. Wagner SprayTech North America develops, manufactures, and globally markets a wide array of painting and decorating products under the brands of Wagner and Titan. McGuirk assumed the role of president for Wagner's North American Decorative Finishing Division. He joined the company in 2010 as senior vice president for professional sales. In 2013, he assumed the role of senior vice president for home fnishing sales, and he was then promoted in 2014 to oversee both contractor and consumer sales. "It is an honor and privilege to lead this outstanding team of people," McGuirk said. "Under John's leader- ship, the business has come a long way and we have tremendous opportunity ahead. By continuing our focus on innovation, which has produced our new Wagner FLEXiO and Titan Helix products, and by sharpening our execution of the fundamentals, we will continue to improve our ability to delight our ultimate customers and retail partners. Our best days are in front of us." For more information, contact: Wagner SprayTech, (763) 553-7000, Reader Inquiry # 4486 SPFA 2015 Show: Success in Albuquerque T he 2015 Spray Poly urethane Foam A lliance (SPFA) convention and expo took place Januar y 26 –29, 2015, in A lbuquerque, N.M. Key note speaker Ty Pennington shared tales of his days on "Extreme Makeover — Home Edition" during Wednesday's General Session. Breakout session topics included Ken A llison's "Intumescent Coatings: Review of New Rules and Uses," which explained thermal and ignition barri- ers, how to educate the consumer, and how to set yourself up for success and not failure, as well as Matt Lendzinski 's " Trends and Technolog y in Coatings for Spray Foam," which discussed poly mers and resins in roof coatings. Next year's show w ill take place Monday, Februar y 8 to T hursday, Februar y 11, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact: SPFA , w w Reader Inquiry #4487 Double-Digit Growth at World of Concrete 2015 Celebrating 41 years of industr y excellence, World of Concrete 2015 exceeded ex pectations across the board. T he signature event for the concrete industr y drew 55,779 regis- tered professiona ls, up from just over 48,000 in 2014, and it featured more than 1,459 companies exhib - iting across more than 675,000 net square feet (62,709.6 m²) of space, an increase of more than 100,000 net square feet (9,290.3 m²) from 2014. T his was the largest World of Concrete ( WOC) in si x years, and the energ y and excitement from both attendees and exhibitors was pa lpa- ble throughout the week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For the fourth year, WOC 2015 recognized the accomplishments of crews in the commercia l constr uction/masonr y industr y w ith the CR EWS TH AT ROCK competition, sponsored by BA SF. Crew members were honored for their teamwork and contr ibutions to the industr y and their communities. Projects were submitted in one of t wo categor ies: Communit y Ser v ice/ Not-for-Profit and Commercia l / For-Profit. With 25 tota l fina lists, including 19 in the Commercia l categor y and 6 in the Communit y Ser v ice categor y, the contest resulted in thousands of online votes and tremendous interest through socia l net works. T he show ran from Monday, Febr uar y 2 through Fr iday, Febr uar y 6, 2015. Next year's WOC show w ill take place Monday, Febr uar y 1 to Fr iday, Febr uar y 5, 2016. For more infor mation, contact: Hanley Wood, w w Reader Inquiry #4488 AES Raptor and Premier Rail Systems Introduce Leading Edge Safety Falling is easily one of the most dangerous aspects in the roofing and construction industr y. W hen a fall Industry Briefs

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