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NOV 2015

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8 NOVEMBER 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM I N T E R N A T I O N A L CoatingsPro, November 2015 Volume 15, Number 6 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. Beneath the Surface 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 Daniel Ash, Ronald G. Burg, Al Dias, Jennifer Frakes, Thomas R. (Randy) Glover, D. Terry Greenfield, Andrew Rogers, Rob Sweeney, Claire Trageser, Morgan Reed, 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 Year in Review Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor stephanie.chizik@nace.org I 'm slightly obsessed with watch- ing YouTube videos these days. I just recently saw a short clip by a comedian who said, "People say that time sneaks up on ya, and, no, it doesn't. It's not Michael Meyers; it's September." It's true. How is it already the end of 2015? Well, time. We watched it fy by! Why are we surprised when we realize how late in the year it is? Yes, it's the end of the year again, which is still crazy, but it also gives us a chance to look back and review the past year. So let's refect, shall we? Take the Time As it starts to turn into the colder months in the United States, now may be the time for many of you to hang up the roller or spray gun and start reviewing your business. W hat did you accomplish? W hat have you avoided that you should attack next year? W hat have you lost or found? For the contractors reading this issue, one question that might hit home right of the bat is where do you want to be fnancially? Do you want to be working with people who you have to extend credit to or ones who pay you on time? Check out A l Dias's Money Matters article on page 18. On page 28, you' ll fnd Rob Sweeney's Safety Watch article on digital reporting methods for injuries. Taking your safety digital might be something to consider in the upcoming year. As for features, in D. Terry Greenfeld 's Never Again this issue, he refects on why the coating on a ship failed. You can see that on page 64. Claire Trageser's article may also give you pause on how you might handle access- and weather-related challenges. Tornado drills, anyone? Tat article, called "Peak Performance: Coating a Natural Gas Power Plant," can be found on page 38. If you're a specifer, how have you been creating your specs? Have you been using boiler plate specifcations for jobs requiring coatings? Perhaps it's time to consider some new additions this year. Check out this issue's Specifying Success article by Randy Glover on page 24. Even if you continue to work through the winter months, you may want to take the time now to look at your company from a strategic stand- point to prepare for 2016. New for You CoatingsPro has achieved quite a bit, too, in 2015. We started two new supplements: Equipment and Concrete Covered. We brought SourceBOOK to a new online platform and spray polyure- thane foam back. In the March issue, we translated our frst article online. And in the September digital issue, we embedded our frst video. Te video complements the story "W hat Lies Beneath: Polyurethane Recoat for a Parking Garage," and it's hosted on — you guessed it — YouTube! Now we've come full circle, and it's time for me yet again to wish you all a successful end to 2015! CP

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