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MAY 2018

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12 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM uses an industry-based curriculum that integrates work-based learning with technical and academic skills. e program, which has a job placement rate of ~90 percent, will now roll out on additional U.S. bases. Separately, the foundation is also establishing an advanced-level trades training program for residents of Atlanta's Westside community. For more information, contact: Home Depot, (800) 466-3337, BrandSafway Launches Asset Integrity Services Group BrandSafway formed its new Integrity Services Group, created to deliver safe and integrated asset management and protection services as well as regula- tory compliance solutions. e group includes well-known company brands, such as MATCOR and Industrial Specialty Services, and it provides corrosion engineering; cathodic protection products and installation, including directional drilling; close interval surveys (CIS); leak detection and repair (LDAR); and a full suite of specialty mechanical services. is includes hot tapping and line stopping, hydraulic bolt torqueing, field machining, line isolation and localized hydrostatic weld testing, heat treatment, composite repairs, leak detection, repair and sealing, stud and bolt removal, metal disintegration, and valve repair. For more information, contact: BrandSafway, (800) 558-4772, Moore Elected Vice President of AWWA Board Randy Moore, director of agency development sales and industry affairs at coatings and linings manufac- turer Tnemec, was elected as a vice president of the American Water Works Association (AW WA) board of directors. His term runs through 2020. Since joining AW WA in 1982, Moore has been a regular creator and moderator of technical webinars and a frequent contributor to the association's magazine for operators, Opflow. As creator and current co-chair of the group's innovation initiative, Moore has covered topics such as water quality management, pipeline maintenance and inspections, asset management programs for both steel and concrete water storage tanks, water treat- ment, distribution systems, strategic partnerships, and protective coatings technology. For more information, contact: Tnemec, (800) 863-6321, Garland Wins Evolution of Manufacturing Award Building envelope company e Garland Co. was recently celebrated as a 2018 Evolution of Manufacturing honoree at the Evolution of Manufacturing awards ceremony at Cuyahoga Community College's advanced technology training center in Cleveland, Ohio. e award honors regional manufacturers for their ability to innovate, create, and drive processes that result in a positive impact on their bottom line. Last year, Garland intro- duced multiple water-based primers and eco-friendly coatings that focus on making buildings last longer. To assist in that, Garland 's research and devel- opment team holds monthly innovation meetings to review current product offerings and determine which changes can be made to improve those products. For more information, contact: e Garland Co., (800) 321-9336, WonderRoof Solution Helps Reduce Building Heat Load WonderPaint Distribution and Muni-Fed Energy, Inc. announced an agreement to market WonderRoof to fulfill part of southern California's local utility capacity requirement program. WonderRoof is an acrylic urethane coating using nanotechnology that offers superior chemical resistance and ultraviolet (UV) light reflectivity, reducing solar heat absorption by up to 96 percent. e product is ideal for industrial buildings, warehouses, and other large-scale flat commercial roofs. W hen combined with thermal energy storage technology from Muni-Fed developed for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, operators can greatly reduce the heat load and realize energy cost savings for municipal, commercial, and indus- trial assets. For more information, contact: WonderPaint, (502) 654-8950, NRCA Announces National Roofing Week in June e National Roofing Contractors Association (NRC A) announced that National Roofing Week will take place June 3‒9, 2018. Celebrated each year, the week serves as a reminder that roofs are a crucial component of every structure. ey are the first line of defense against natural elements, yet they are often taken for granted until disrepair begins. e week also Industry Briefs

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