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MAR 2017

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14 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM materials sent to landfills. ASTM's committee on roofing and water proof- ing (D08) developed the new standard, which is to be available as D8013: "Guide for Establishing a Recycle Program for Roof Covers." According to ASTM member Joseph Schwetz, the new guide w ill help building ow ners who want to minimize their environ- mental impact by eliminating waste during roof replacement. T he standard can help ow ners and contractors compare the costs for disposal versus recycling. In addition, the standard can be used to determine if recycled roofing materials can be a cost-effec- tive ingredient in creating new roofing products. For more information, contact: ASTM International, (610) 832-9740, w w w.astm.org Reader Inquiry #4656 Grainger's Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index Grainger, a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products, earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year and the designation of "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. e 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the national benchmarking survey and report, which evaluates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)- related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protec- tions, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Grainger joins 517 major U.S. businesses that achieved top marks for 2017. For more information, contact: Grainger, (847) 535-1272, www.grainger.com Reader Inquiry #4657 First Product Category Rule for NA Roof Coatings Utilizing an open, consul- tative process with an expert panel, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and NSF International have created the first product category rule (PCR) in North America for roof coating materials. PCRs enable product environmental information to be more transparent and useful to the marketplace. Products covered include fluid-applied and adhered coatings used for roof maintenance or roof repair, or as a component of a roof covering system or roof assembly. Based on international environmental manage- ment guidelines (ISO 14025), the PCR defines how to conduct a life-cycle assessment for a product group and what to include in its report. e assessment measures inputs, outputs, and environmental impacts across a product's lifespan. For more informa- tion, contact: RCMA, (202) 207-1122, www.roofcoatings.org Reader Inquiry #4658 ICRI Announces New Toronto Chapter e International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) recently formed its third chapter in Canada, with a new Toronto chapter in Ontario now open for membership. e Toronto chapter will join members of the British Columbia Industry Briefs Environmentally Safe VpCI ® /MCI ® Technologies EXCELLENCE Q U A I T Y ® C O R P O R AT I O N PRODUCTIVITY INVESTMENT AND COST REDUCTION Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #291

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