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News Roundup: COVID-19 and the Coatings Industry

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Dear CoatingsPro Readers,

Life as we know it is very different right now than it was a few months ago — and we aren’t sure how long this different world will last. The coronavirus disease 2019 (aka COVID-19) continues to spread to much of the populated world and, therefore, new information needs to be distributed. To keep you updated, CoatingsPro will continue to share with you tips and tricks throughout the coatings industry in our regular articles, issues, and other forms of outreach, such as podcasts. Companies in the coatings industry continue to share information, and we will continue to share it with you in a one-stop article that we’re calling the COVID-19 Roundup. This article rounds up news that has been posted in the week prior, so be sure to check back regularly for all of the updates. After all, this week’s information may be quite different from last week’s. Stay safe and happy coating!

Stephanie Marie Chizik
CoatingsPro Magazine

July 2020 COVID-19 Roundup

New Study Finds Increase in Construction Jobs, Decrease in Infrastructure Jobs

EPA Takes Action to Help Americans Disinfect Indoor Spaces Efficiently and Effectively

Milliken Boosts Production of Plastics for PPE

New Date: Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, September 14-18

Educational Posters Available to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

U.S. Issues New Guidance As Non-Essential Businesses Reopen and Employees Return to Work

American Concrete Institute Transitions its Convention to Virtual Event

Canadian Researchers Promote Antiviral Coatings to Combat COVID-19

Honeywell Software Helps Employers Monitor Workers' Safety In Real Time Across Jobsites

Podcast: In Virtual Era, Corrosion Modeling and Simulation Tools Grow

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Interactive Online Tool


June 2020 COVID-19 Roundup

EPA Providing Excess PPE for Fighting COVID

U.S. DOL Issues FAQs on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in Workplaces

PPG Unveils Global Restructuring Plan

Garland Launches Defense Force Product Line Amid Global Health Crisis

IIBEC Joins Back to Work on America’s Roofs Coalition

PPG Launches Virtual Tech Services Tool for Coatings Business

Podcast: How COVID-19 Made the Corrosion Industry Get Creative

Sherwin-Williams Launches Online Resource Center for Industry

AIA Releases Retail Store and Office 3D Models for Reducing Risk of COVID-19

HMG Paints' Hand Sanitizer, Helping Businesses Get Back to Work

BASF Supports Search For Active Ingredients to Combat Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Podcast: Tips for Returning to the Workplace or Jobsite

PPG Initiates Global Restructuring, Targeting $170 Million in Annual Savings

NSF Program Helps Businesses Reopen and Stay Open Safely

Architects, Health Experts Release Strategies, Tools for Safely Reopening Buildings

GAF Energy Launches Virtual Sales, Design, and Support Program for Roofers

Podcast: How Coatings Contractors Can Overcome Challenges of 2020

Genie Shares Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting Aerial Equipment

EPA Emphasizes the Need to Continue Cleaning and Disinfection Practices

With Safety Protocols, NACE Reopens Houston Training Center

Axalta Donates Hand Sanitizer, PPE to Support Brazil's Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Podcast: What the Pandemic Has Meant for Resinous Flooring


COVID-19 Podcast Interviews

Phil Kinnane, Vice President of Sales at COMSOL  |  Episode Transcript

Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales at HoldTight Solutions  |  Episode Transcript

Sylvia Fontes, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services  |  Episode Transcript

Janet South and Laura Blechl, DECO Coatings  |  Episode Transcript

Doug Standal, President of SpeedCove  |  Episode Transcript

John Glass, Vice President of Sales for Amcorr Products and Services   |  Episode Transcript

Larry Sloan, CEO of American Industrial Hygiene Association  |  Episode Transcript

John Iannarelli, Former FBI Agent and Cyber Security Task Force member   |  Episode Transcript

Greg Martin, VP of Product Strategy and Development, MSA Safety  |  Episode Transcript


Pam Nicoletti and Melanie Diaz, NACE Education  |  Episode Transcript

Tatsuya Nakagawa, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Castagra  |  Episode Transcript

Steve Schroeder, VP for Dex-O-Tex Division of Crossfield Products Corp.  |  Episode Transcript

Chris Heffernan, Senior Vice President and General Manager at KEEN   |  Episode Transcript

Michael Caputi, President and Silvia Caputi, Vice President at Epoxytec

Davies Hood, President of Induron and Mark Ragsdale, Great Lakes Water Authority

Mitch Kiser, Global Product Manager for Industrial Respiratory Protection at Bullard

Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law  |  Episode Transcript

Chris Tiernay, President and Chief Operating Officer at Carboline

Cory Brown, Vice President of Operations at Tnemec

Reid Ribble, CEO of National Roofing Contractors Association

Industry Event Cancellations or Postponements:

MegaRust Going Virtual, September 1-2, 2020!

Your Safety at IRE 2021

GWIC is Going Virtual in 2020!

Joint Statement on CONSTRUCT 2020

Announcing ACI Virtual Committee After Cancellation of ACI Concrete Convention

CORROSION 2020 Will Not Take Place This June

ABAA Conference Postponement Announcement

CRCA 2020 National Conference and AGM to be Canceled

American Coatings Show and Conference 2020 Canceled

We’ll post more news stories and information related to the coronavirus in the days and weeks ahead. We also have further episodes and updates to our specialized podcast series, in which CoatingsPro is speaking with various industry leaders in an effort to best guide contractors through the business-related fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact: CoatingsPro Magazine, www.coatingspromag.com


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