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Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings introduces Valspar Acrylicoat™

Valspar Acrylicoat™ is a new, cost-effective, acrylic coating with a propriety resin system developed by Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings. This new coating delivers a smooth, glass-like finish and an extremely hard surface on extruded-aluminum architectural products.

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Solar Roadways pilot project features Starphire glass by Vitro Architectural Glass

The pursuit of safer, more environmentally friendly roadways and sidewalks shifted into another gear with the first public installation of low-wattage, energy-producing tempered glass solar panels manufactured by Solar Roadways topped with low-iron Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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SICO paint by PPG selects 2018 trending Colour of the Year: Cast Iron

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “It brings solace and a peacefulness to any space, creating a haven in which to retreat from our always-connected, high-pressure society. Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

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Glen-Gery adds three unique textures

Glen-Gery has added three new unique textures to its product offering from the Hanley Plant in Summerville, Pennsylvania. The addition of Craftsman, Stone Rolled and Warble surfaces add textural variety to an already extensive line of architecturally focused products.

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Concrete

Lacombe Lift Station Concrete Waterproofing Project

The Lacombe Lift Station was recently built in Red Deer in Alberta, Canada, to accommodate the area’s population increase as well as to upgrade the existing sewage/wastewater systems that served the local population.  The engineers on the project, Stantec, wanted a proven, leak-proof waterproofing system to protect the station and selected W. R. MEADOWS’ building envelope membranes.

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Curtain wall

AkzoNobel invests in enhanced color capabilities for coil coatings at Columbus site

AkzoNobel, a leading manufacturer of coil coatings for the metal construction industry, announces the completion of a new, dedicated color mixing cell for its TRINAR® coatings at the Columbus, OH production facility. Designed to provide the highest level of quality and service to coil coating customers, the cell is equipped with a new state-of-the-art Automatic Dosing Unit (ADU) and incorporates the most advanced quality inspection techniques. These enhanced capabilities will enable high color precision and faster paint production.

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Floors

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SICO paint by PPG selects 2018 trending Colour of the Year: Cast Iron

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “It brings solace and a peacefulness to any space, creating a haven in which to retreat from our always-connected, high-pressure society. Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

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Metal

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Roofs

Fall Ideal Time for Maintenance of Buildings from Roof to Foundation

"Maintenance of buildings or structures, whether it be the interior or exterior, horizontal or vertical construction, or a hi-rise or single-story, is a necessity across the country," said Bob Gender, Branch Manager, Western Specialty Contractors. "Many times a quick check today on your properties can help save building owners and managers headaches during the harsh winter months ahead when getting repairs done can be complicated by low temperatures."

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Waterproofing

Lacombe Lift Station Concrete Waterproofing Project

The Lacombe Lift Station was recently built in Red Deer in Alberta, Canada, to accommodate the area’s population increase as well as to upgrade the existing sewage/wastewater systems that served the local population.  The engineers on the project, Stantec, wanted a proven, leak-proof waterproofing system to protect the station and selected W. R. MEADOWS’ building envelope membranes.

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Photo: College of the Atlantic’s Great Duck Island, a research station for exploring the human ecology of Maine's coastal islands. Photo credit: Darron Collins

College of the Atlantic, Green Mountain College and Sterling College take top three spots on Sierra’s “Cool Schools” list. Photo: College of the Atlantic’s Great Duck Island, a research station for exploring the human ecology of Maine's coastal islands. Photo credit: Darron Collins

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