RCMA Is Accepting Abstracts for International Roof Coatings Conference

RCMA Is Accepting Abstracts for International Roof Coatings Conference

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is now accepting abstracts for its fourth biennial International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) program. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Oct. 31, 2017. 
 
The 2018 IRCC will take place July 23-26, 2018, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, in Chicago. The conference will feature a host of networking opportunities, educational sessions, and other programming geared toward professionals involved in the roof coatings industry.  
 
“Our last conference was a success, with an over 40 percent growth in attendance,” says Jared Rothstein,

Multi-faceted Approach Required to Retain Good Employees

Multi-faceted Approach Required to Retain Good Employees

RCS Influencer Mark Holencik says that businesses should always be looking for new methods to retain good employees.

I think often about the guys who worked hard to help me build a company that you would want to work for.  They did not stick around to reap the benefits of the years of work it took to build a pay and benefit package that you could support a family on.  Some of those that left would have stayed if I would have fired the bad apples faster.

That said, you will not retain good employees without good pay and benefits. Yet good pay and benefits will not retain good employees.

One of the things that helps with retention is to hire people without prior trade experie

PPG Brochure Highlights 50 Years of Duranar Coatings for Metal Building Components

PPG Brochure Highlights 50 Years of Duranar Coatings for Metal Building Components

PPG has published “The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR Coatings,” a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.
 
According to Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, the booklet illustrates the historical significance of Duranar coatings.
 
“Our PVDF coating was a product that enabled architects to design metal components and facades with color,” he explains. “Until we introduced Duranar coatings, anodized aluminum was virtua