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MAY 2018

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10 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM For more information, contact: Wagner Meters, (844) 829-3335, www.wagnermeters.com Protective Coatings Distributor Opens Southeast Texas Office AkzoNobel announced that its U.S. distributor partner, REO Co., opened a new location in Beaumont, Texas. Serving refinery and chemical plant owners, fabricators, and paint contractors in the oil and gas and industrial markets throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast, REO offers product lines including Ceilcote, Enviroline, and Chartek from the International and Devoe brands of coatings and fire protection products. REO began serving the market around Tulsa in 1999 with International-brand products. Over the past 18 years, it had grown to serve the entire state of Oklahoma before being purchased by Chris O'Dell in 2013. O'Dell has been with AkzoNobel since 2002 and is a NACE-certified Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 3 inspector. For more information, contact: REO Co., (918) 437-1700, www.reocompany.us New U.K. Surface Coating Training Facility Presserv Ltd. is launching a new training facility, which will train 150 graduates by the end of 2018 to apply the company's range of protective coatings to pipework and structural steel assets both onshore and offshore. e new courses, delivered by training and operations manager Brian Reid, will teach contractors and operators the correct way to apply the company's surface coatings, building upon the group's reputation as a provider of preservation, surface preparation, and specialist coatings. Presserv's training is offered at three distinct levels — technician-level certified application, advanced application, and inspection and supervision certification — in the company's customized training room and workshops. For more information, contact: Presserv, +47 5154-9000, www.presserv.com Desert Polymer Flooring, Inc. Is New EASYCOVE Distributor Easycove announced it has partnered with Desert Polymer Flooring, Inc. as its California distributor for Easycove- brand coving products. e agreement includes distribution of 1", 4", and 6" Standard Revised for Moisture Testing on Concrete Floors ASTM International published its revised ASTM F2170 standard, formally named the "Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes." Citing a recent study, the updated F2170 standard reduces the mandatory wait period from 72 hours to 24 hours to obtain official, documentable results from an in situ relative humidity (RH) moisture test performed in concrete floor slabs. is significant reduction in wait time allows contractors and flooring installers to take action on RH test results two days earlier than the standard previously allowed. It also should enable contractors and floor- ing professionals to accelerate their construction and remodeling projects. Thermal-Chem has been a proven leader in advanced polymer floor coatings since 1976, with cost effective solutions that meet your demanding project requirements. Thermal-Chem systems are available in a wide range of performance capabilities. From thin mil coatings and decorative floor systems to heavy duty chemical resistant systems that protect in the harshest environments. Thermal-Chem offers one of the most complete lines of high performance flooring systems with same day/next day shipping and the best customer service in the industry. Phone: 800-635-3773 Website: www.thermalchem.com Email: sales@thermalchem.com High Performance Concrete Coatings Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0518 Industry Briefs

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