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Protective Coating Leader Forges Ahead With Groundbreaking Spray Tech

  RENO, NEVADA, May 2014 – Sprayer technology that has allowed the elimination of solvents in industrial coatings, is proving to be a “big winner” in the oil and gas fields, according to Castagra CEO, Peter Roosen.   “Solvent content and use in clean-ups is one of the biggest issues with industrial coatings, and not [...]

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Six Marketing Tips for Coating Applicators

If you do a quick Google search for coating applicators, you’ll find very little information on the industry. It’s a small and quiet community that’s more focused on providing great service, but has little presence on social media. And with the evolution of social media and new technologies, it’s undeniable that many businesses have seen [...]

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3 Coating Applicators with Awesome Facebook and Twitter Pages

We went on a search to find coating companies who are making waves in social media. Check out these three coating applicators with awesome Facebook and Twitter pages.   Thomas Industrial Coatings   Thomas Industrial Coatings is a multi-certified industrial painting and coatings contractor dedicated to quality, safety, and efficiency. It serves 12 industries such [...]

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Technologies That Detect Oil and Gas Spills

In recent years, advancements in new oil and gas technologies have helped companies detect and prevent spills. These new advancements have proven effective, especially during growing public concern involving the environment.   Below are four promising detection technologies the oil and gas industry uses. And if you know of others, tweet us at @castagra or [...]

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Tablet and Smartphone App Tests Water Quality and Safety

  Imagine being in an emergency situation where you can press one button on your phone and test whether your water is drinkable. Alison Bick has created just that. The 2011 Intel Science Talent Search finalist has earned international honors, including the 2011 Stockholm Junior Water Prize creating an app to test drinking water for [...]

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Visit Coating Specialties LLC at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference (May 20-22, 2014)

2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference May 20-22, 2014 https://www.wbpcnd.org/ Bismarck Civic Center 315 South 5th Street Bismarck, North Dakota, 58504 Coating Specialties (“Bakken Energy Services”) Booth number 817 & 818 http://www.castagra.com/2014/04/fracking-forcing-beneficial-change-to-the-economy-and-companies-involved/ Coating Specialties LLC is a central Minnesota based company with over 40 years of experience in Specialty Coatings, Painting, Sandblasting, Spray-Applied Urethane Foam Insulation, [...]

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Carbon Capture Attracts Funding From Large Oil & Gas Companies

In recent years, oil and gas companies have taken strides to become more sustainable in relation to public concerns regarding the environment, like CO2 emissions.   One solution to prevent CO2 leaking into the atmosphere is to capture it at its emission source. But once captured, what can we do with it? The Change and [...]

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‘Eureka Moment’ for Tank Coating Veteran as Veggie Plastic Coating Keeps a Frac Well Producing

A ‘eureka moment’ came to veteran tank coater, Jon Goza, in Colorado with the realisation that a veggie plastic coating he was using, no longer meant oil production had to be stopped. Goza, who has coated hundreds of oil and produced water tanks, said, “I’d won a coating project to use conventional two-part epoxy coating, [...]

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Female Professionals in Unconventional Industries

It is general knowledge that persons of any gender can do most jobs. But operator and laborer jobs tend to have a higher concentration of men than women. And women tend to make up the majority of clerical, service, and education jobs. But Catalyst, a non-profit organization who strives to make workplaces more inclusive for [...]

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Castagra will be at ILTA (June 2-4)

Will be at the ILTA show from June 2-4, 2014. Hope to see you there. Here is the article from HCB (ILTA) about Castagra. 34th Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show June 2-4, 2014 – Houston, Texas DURING THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE, experts will share their perspectives and strategies for improving operational performance, developing leadership [...]

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