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What it Means to Be an Approved Supplier for MnDOT

There are a lot of small and big businesses out there that can help you with your projects, but not all of them are approved vendors for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Even if you’re taking on a private project in the area, working with an established company that’s been approved by the state […]

Glass Bead Blasting vs. Garnet Sand Blasting

When it comes to effectively eliminating rust and preparing a surface for paint or sealant, using the correct abrasive material will have a large impact on your final results. Two of the most popular abrasive types in use today are glass beads and garnet.
Both abrasives offer a number of advantages over other mediums […]

What is an NACE Certification?

The NACE International Institute (also known as the NII) provides certifications that help promote public safety and protect the environment while reducing the environmental economic impact of corrosion. NACE was established in 1943 for the corrosion control industry. Their headquarters are in Houston, Texas, and the organization’s main focus is coatings for industry, corrosion […]

SSPC and How It’s Changed the Coatings Industry

Before the SSPC, coating standards were incorporated as a result of the emergence of the Steel Structures Painting Council in 1950, longevity wasn’t a primary concern for architects and industrial construction workers.
Although steel and concrete are far from feeble materials, the inevitable degradation of their associated paint jobs was having a costly effect […]