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Today's News

Maker of Sealants, Coatings, Adhesives forms Building Solutions Group
ANDOVER, MA -- Innovative Chemical Products, specialty chemical manufacturer of sealants, coatings and adhesives, has formed the Building Solutions Group, unifying the resources of its two businesses, dedicated to delivering high performance professional products and services for building and construction applications. Read More...

Kruger to Build New Paper Machine in Québec
SHERBROOKE, QC -- KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. have announced a capital investment of $575 million in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Québec, to build a new, state-of-the-art tissue plant featuring Canada's largest and most modern through-air-dry (TAD) machine. Read More...

How Distributors Can Help FM Buyers Make Better Decisions
TUSCALOOSA, AL – Buyers who consider all their options at once often make better decisions than when they evaluate products on a case-by-case basis. Read More...

IFMA Reveals Keynote Speakers for World Workplace Conference
HOUSTON, TX – Three keynote speakers will bring high-octane insight to the facility management profession, a $1 trillion global industry with more than 25 million practitioners, to this year’s edition of IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo. Read More...

Veritiv ‘Pleased’ with Top-Line Growth of Facility Solutions Biz
ATLANTA -- Veritiv Corporation, a business-to-business distributor, is “pleased” with second quarter sales growth in its packaging and facility solutions business, though it wasn’t enough to offset a $10 million loss due to acquisition costs. Read More...

Swish Maintenance Acquires Kemsol
PETERBOROUGH, ON -- Swish Maintenance Ltd., a distributor of sanitation products, equipment and service, has acquired Kemsol Products Ltd., a Saskatchewan based fourth generation family-owned company serving the maintenance and sanitation needs of the province for 84 years, with locations in Regina and Saskatoon. Read More...

Ecolab’s Nalco Develops New, Faster Legionella Test
ST. PAUL, MN -- To help building and cooling tower operators manage public health risks from the waterborne pathogens, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, has introduced a molecular-based test for Legionella that provides results 14 times faster than current culture testing methods. Read More...

New Guidance Details Intelligent Building Security Risks
SILVER SPRING, MD – To provide a framework to determine risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for Intelligent Building Management Systems (IBMS) vulnerabilities, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has released a report titled ‘Guidance for Protecting Organizations.’ Read More...

Stratus Opens Master Franchise in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- With the need for green cleaning janitorial services at an all-time high, Stratus Building Solutions, a green commercial cleaning and janitorial services franchise, has launched its first master franchise in Atlanta as companies, schools, daycares, religious centers, gyms and others seek out healthier and cleaner work environments. Read More...

IFMA Foundation Introduces New Chair, Board of Trustees
HOUSTON -- The IFMA Foundation has announced appointments to its board of trustees for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which began in August. Read More...

Industry News
Cinder Block and Concrete
Proper Surface Prep for Painting

Improperly prepared surfaces can result in reduced coating integrity and service life. Up to 80 percent of all coatings failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation, which affects coating adhesion.

To ensure adhesion of the coating to the substrate and to prolong the service life of the coating system, Sherwin Williams, a paint manufacturer, recommends selecting and implementing the proper surface preparation.

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