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Backyard Concrete Patio Coated With Ecodur

There are over 138 million households in the U.S. and nearly 12.5 million in Canada. Townhouse complexes are popular in cities where building space is severely limited. Uniformity is their hallmark, but many owners like to upgrade on standard builds. This case study concerns a 70-plus unit townhouse complex in British Columbia where two patios [...]

Coating a Cannabis Grow Facility with Ecodur

The cannabis industry continues to expand rapidly, boosted by the December 2018 signing of the Farm Bill by President Trump. Much of the development centers around building state-of-the-art facilities where crops are handled to human food grade standards. This case study concerns a 26,000 square foot new operation in a converted, old industrial building in [...]

Backyard Deck With Colour Chips, Coated With Ecodur

Millions of homes in North America have decks for entertaining and generally enjoying the summer months. Like the home itself, they are exposed to the elements and the decking has the additional wear burden of foot traffic, chairs and loungers as well as BBQs sitting on them. This case study concerns a small 140 square [...]

My Journey of Helping with Nigel Horsley

The number crunchers estimate Africa can create a $6 Trillion economic boost by fully empowering female workers and helping get over 600 million Africans access to reliable supplies of electricity. By and large the vastly huge rural populations provide most of the food, mostly from smallholdings with little or no access to electricity. Up to [...]

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Vancouver Fish Processing Plant Floor Coated With Ecodur

Fish processing plants use large quantities of water and small quantities inevitably end up on workers’ clothing and floors, hence the need for durable, waterproof floor coatings that will withstand innumerable and rigorous cleaning regimes to prevent the risk of bacteria causing contamination. This case study concerns a fish plant in Vancouver, BC, where a [...]

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Plywood deck coating in Powell River with Ecodur

Old plywood house decks abound throughout North America, but thousands have reached the end of their useful lives and have become hazardous as the plywood they were based on has deteriorated to the point where they will no longer carry the weight of occupants safely. This was the case of an old home in Powell [...]

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Top Coating a Tar and Gravel Roof with Ecodur

Tar and gravel is a simple, ‘old tech’ technique for protecting flat roofs, but become seriously problematical when their effective protective ‘life’ is over, leading to serious leaks as was the case here. In this case study, the subject roof was 18-years-old and covered 3,000 square feet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was brought up [...]

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Large Steel Plant Floor Coated With Ecodur

In 2018, the USA produced 86.7 million metric tons of crude steel, compared to China which made 928.3 million metric tons. This case study concerns a large steelworks in Arkansas. It wanted to upgrade an area of flooring totalling 240,000 square feet. Problem A steelworks is in the heavy industrial category which can be very [...]

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Fall Armyworm ‘Plague’ Goes Global Threatening Millions of People as Their Staple Food Crops are Devastated

The maize pest, Spodoptera frugiperda, is native primarily to Central and South America but, very recently, it has swept across the world at a speed that has spurred comments likening it to a Biblical plague. It was first recognized in Nigeria in 2016 and, within three years, it had spread into 28 sub-Saharan African countries, [...]

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Podcast: Selling with the Right Focus (Matt Cullen, VP Castagra)

Saying “no” to a shiny opportunity is difficult. But if you don’t, it’s easy to get distracted, and before you know it, you’re spread so wide that you’re not able to capitalize on anything. Sales leader, Matt Cullen from Castagra Products, Inc will discuss his thoughts on optimal sales strategy and teamwork. More episodes at [...]

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