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10 MAY 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM I N T E R N A T I O N A L CoatingsPro, MAY 2016 Volume 16, 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. 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Shipp, Tim Thompson, Claire Trageser, 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, +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, +1 281-228-6473 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Magazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 768-0828 Try, Try Again Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor I f you're going to fail, fail loudly. Apathy is unacceptable; feel something — love or hate. I've been listening to a few more podcasts, which happened to be about the theater in some capac- ity (the popular musical "Hamilton" and a military demonstration shared in "Tis American Life"). A common message along the lines of "go big or go home" keeps jumping out at me. It's an interesting idea. Some might say it's a risky one, but there seems to be something to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying something that's a little uncomfortable. I wonder what would happen if you thought about it in relation to your professional life. Have you ever tried mentors and mentees on the jobsite? Have you ever really tried to do every- thing in your power to satisfy your client? Have you tried a new material or process that isn't your norm? It seems to me that the key word here is "try." Risky Business Tey call it a risk because you don't know what the outcome will be for certain, but what if doing something risky makes your job quicker, easier, or cheaper? Tis is, of course, within reason. Keep you and your crew's safety above any physical risks associated with your job. And don't bet the bank! But it might be great to try a new ear plug, for example, and see if you love or hate it. In this issue of CoatingsPro, we're sharing a few folks who have gone above the norm of the industry or who are sharing tips to help you push yourself. Te project featured in "Coatings Crew Saves: Concrete Church Floor" didn't fnd evidence of water damage to the concrete, but the poten- tial for it made them include a moisture barrier. Talk about going beyond the client's expectations. You can see that on page 40. Our Contractor's Corner (page 28) shares the blueprint for one coatings contractor's program to giving back to the community. In this issue's ProFile (page 70), you can see how one man became a specialist in the coatings community. Some may call it risky to become niche, but it's working for him! If you read each feature story closely, you can fnd risks throughout CoatingsPro. Challenges abound in this industry; it's a matter of the tricks and trials that are used to overcome them and succeed. We hope that some of these may help you on your next job, or that you can use the information found within the magazine to take some of the risk out of the equation. Tomato, To-Motto We have a motto in my family: "Te answer's always 'no' unless you ask." Te same might be said for taking a risk. You may always fail until you try. Try a new trick, a new product, or a new process. It may fail you, you might hate it, or it might just be a game changer for you. Regardless, at least you tried! CP

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