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JAN 2018

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2018 13 more infor mation, contact: Easycove, w w w.easycove.com Gaco President Announces Retirement Charles "Chuck " Skalski, president of Gaco Western, announced his retire- ment at the end of 2017. Skalski 's 27-year career with the company is highlighted by many major milestones, including the acquisition of Gaco Western by Firestone Building Products in April 2017. In addition, Skalski 's tenure featured the launch of the first Gaco architectural specifications containing Gaco silicones in 1993, the launch of a dedicated technical services team in 2008 for inspections and in-field training, and a move in 2013 from a primarily direct-to-contrac- tor sales model to a full distribution, go-to-market strategy covering all aspects of distribution and dealers. Skalski first joined Gaco as an area manager in 1991. For more informa- tion, contact: Gaco Western, (800) 331-0196, www.gaco.com Custom Building Information Modeling Partnership W. R. MEADOWS is now partnering with BIMsmith to offer architects, designers, specifiers, and contractors an opportunity to create their own free, custom building information modeling (BIM) models. BIMsmith allows construction professionals to seamlessly combine products into assemblies for walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs using leading design software, Revit. BIMsmith offers industry specialists the only cloud- based assembly tool platform for product data management. "Specifiers are relying more and more on digital access to manufacturer data in the design process, and we are very pleased to have found a partner that is on the forefront of innovative technology," said Glenn Tench, director of marketing for W. R. MEADOWS. For more infor- mation, contact: W. R. MEADOWS, (800) 342-5976, www.wrmeadows.com News From Around the Coatings Industry n NEW Faster measurement speed— 60+ readings per minute n No calibration adjustment required for most applicat ions – measure right out of the box! n Tough probes, robust housing and strong two year warranty n All models include Certificat e of Calibration n Includes PosiSoft suite of software f or viewing and reporting dat a Co at in g Th ic k n e ss Gage s Simple. Durable. Accurate. DeFelsko Corporation l Ogdensburg, New York USA Tel: +1-315-393-4450 l Email: techsale@defelsko.com Award Winning Compatibility! The PosiTector gage accepts ALL coating thickness, surface profile, environmental, soluble salt, Shore hardness and ultrasonic wall thickness probes. 1 -8 0 0 -4 4 8-3835 www. d ef el sko. com Scan Modes Advanced models now include 3 Powerful Scan Modes NEW! Re ad e r In q ui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0118

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