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.

How AMPP Was Formed and What It Means for Our Industry

Corrosion experts Terry Greenfield, principal consultant at CONSULEX, and Joe Walker, vice president and general manager at Elcometer, discuss the recent launch of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). As recent presidents of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, Greenfield and Walker share background information on how the merger came to be.

In this exclusive conversation, they also explore potential implications for the industry, as well as what it could mean for standards and beyond. (Complete Transcript)

Epoxy Flooring Contractor on Making Connections

Tim Seay, co-owner of Decorative Concrete of Virginia, joins the podcast to share some of his recent challenges and experiences in 2020, including how the holidays can affect their work in the field. He and Co-Owner Landon Blanks have made efforts to share their knowledge with other contractors through their own podcast and various social media platforms. The article mentioned featuring SeaQuest aquarium can be accessed here
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For more information, contact: Tim Seay, www.decorativeconcreteofvirginia.com

Case Study: Coating the Historic Mackinac Bridge

Steve Vlahakis, owner of Seaway Painting, describes the ongoing work by his crews to recoat the towers of the historic Mackinac Bridge, which connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. Topics discussed on the podcast include the development of a movable scaffold system to access the structure; benefits of the zinc-epoxy-urethane coating system in a bridge environment; and various application tips and tricks used to complete the large job.

The complete story on their work can be read at CoatingsPro Magazine.

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

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