Podcasts

Podcasts

These podcasts are part of the new CoatingsPro Interview Series, launched in July 2020. In this series, CoatingsPro Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Chizik and Staff Writer Ben DuBose chat with industry experts and thought leaders to provide tips on how industrial and commercial coatings contractors can improve their bottom line. Check back for regular updates!

Editor's note: Earlier podcasts from CoatingsPro's COVID-19 Interview Series, which ran from March 2020 through June 2020, are available here.

Award-Winning Roofing Contractor on SPF and More

Spray-Tec’s Haley Jordan joins the podcast to discuss the benefits of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for buildings, as well as other tips they’ve incorporated into their roof contracting business. Jordan shares the benefits of Spray-Tec’s third-place win in CoatingsPro’s 2020 Contractor Awards Program in the Commercial Roof category. Their latest project featured in CoatingsPro Magazine was a cover story in the July 2020 issue.

For more information, contact: Spray-Tec, www.spray-tec.com

Exploring the Present and Future of Commercial Painting

Aaron Moore, co-founder of the Commercial Painting Industry Association (CPIA), sits down with us to discuss what the present and future look like for the commercial painting industry. In this podcast episode, Moore explores a range of useful topics including safety, community, and current opportunities. 

For more information, contact: CPIA, www.thecpia.com

Challenges and Opportunities with Coating Water Tanks

Scott Keilbey, Tnemec's director of sales for the water tank market, and Mark Thomas, vice president of marketing, joined Monday's podcast to discuss the coating manufacturer's recently completed 2020 Tank of the Year program. 

Topics include the challenges and opportunities involved with the coating of water tanks, both from an asset owner's perspective and for a contractor. Other subjects include a brief review of this year's winners and an overview of why fluoropolymer coating systems are a popular choice for these environments.
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For more information, contact: Tnemec, (816) 483-3400, www.tnemec.com

Rating, Sharing, and Educating on Cool Roofs and More

Jeff Steuben, executive director of the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), joined the CoatingsPro Interview Series to share with us what cool roofs are, how these technologies may be effective, and new developments at CRRC and beyond. Other topics include the organization's roofing resources and virtual offerings.

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For more information, contact: CRRC, (866) 465-2523, www.coolroofs.org

New Developments in 2020 for Roofing Contractors

Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), joins our podcast to share recent developments pertaining to roof coatings and roofing contractors. Topics include NRCA's new health care program for roofing contractors; market developments and new trends; how COVID-19 has shaped the industry in 2020; and potential business impacts from the U.S. elections in November.
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For more information, contact: NRCA, (847) 299-9070, www.nrca.net

New OSHA Updates for Coatings Contractors

Our latest episode welcomes Jack Fearing, CPEA and managing partner of Fearing International Group, LLC, to the CoatingsPro Interview Series. 

Topics discussed on the podcast include the new beryllium rule and revised silica standards from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); recent regulatory changes in 2020 due to COVID-19; and available compliance resources for coatings contractors.
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For more information, contact: Fearing International Group, (908) 303-8359, www.fearing-international.com

Raising the Bar in Construction: Part 2

To cover developing challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry, and, more specifically, the finishing trades, IUPAT’s International Finishing Trades Institute (IFTI) Director Anton Ruesing joins us for the second and final episode of this exclusive series. He and the larger IUPAT organization are actively working on several strategies to raise the bar in the industry. (Complete Transcript)

Part 1 of this series is available here. For more information, contact: IFTI, www.ifti.edu.

How to Reap Benefits from the Contractor Awards

Stephanie Chizik, Editor-in-Chief of CoatingsPro Magazine, joins Staff Writer Ben DuBose for this special preview of CoatingsPro

's 2021 Contractor Awards. Topics discussed on the podcast include tips for making nominations stand out; tangible benefits in the industry for winners; information on the judging panel, deadlines, and categories; and much more. (Complete Transcript)

For more information on the program, visit coatingspromag.com/contractor-awards

Raising the Bar in Construction: Part 1

To cover developing challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry, and, more specifically, the finishing trades, IUPAT’s International Finishing Trades Institute (IFTI) Director Anton Ruesing joins us on today’s episode. He and the larger IUPAT organization are actively working on several strategies to raise the bar in the industry.  (Complete Transcript

A second portion of this episode will be coming later this month. For more information, contact: IFTI, www.ifti.edu

How Predictive Intelligence Could Transform the Industry

Alan Robinson, commercial vice president for North America at Dow Polyurethanes, details his company's new journey into the world of predictive intelligence and shares insight on what it could mean for end users within protective coatings and corrosion control. Other topics discussed on the podcast include industry trends; potential implications for customers; and lessons learned from Dow's growing emphasis on digitalization. (Complete Transcript)

For more information, visit www.dow.com/polyurethanes.

Free Roof for Christmas? How One Contractor Is Giving Back

Richard Tooley, owner of Kansas City-based Elite Roof Systems, explains how his roofing company is setting up a new program to award a free commercial roof to a regional nonprofit later this year. In the episode, Tooley explains the motivations and steps involved in setting up this type of program, which could potentially be adopted by other contractors, as well. (Complete Transcript)

For more information, contact: Elite Roof Systems, (913) 258-5607, www.eliteroofsystems.com

Addressing the Skills Gap in the Construction Industry

Jennifer Wilkerson, Senior Director of Innovation & Advancement at the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), shares some insights on how to help shrink the skills gap in the construction industry. An industry-wide issue compounded by the coronavirus have created a situation where training, outreach, and more may help your contracting company succeed. (Complete Transcript)

For more information, contact: NCCER, www.nccer.org

Application Tips for Coatings Jobsites in 2020

Justin Tousignant, president and co-founder at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, joins our podcast to discuss how business has changed for coatings contractors in 2020. 

Tousignant also shares lessons learned and tips from the field after his team's recent application project at a new medical marijuana facility in Massachusetts, which was profiled in the July 2020 issue of CoatingsPro Magazine. (Complete Transcript)

For more information, contact: Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, www.blackbearconcrete.com

Marketing Tips for Coatings Contractors

Jon Franko, thinker and founder at Gorilla76, works in the marketing realm with mid-sized industrial manufacturers. In this episode, he gives us an overview of the different types of marketing available for B2B and B2C companies and shares tips on options that might be useful for contractors today. His company has also started working toward a more diverse and inclusive team, and he shares a bit of his experience here. (Complete Transcript)

For more information on their company and resources, as well as their own podcast, visit: www.gorilla76.com