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First season of “From the Field”

Welcome to the first installment of From the Field. In each issue of APC, this column will reflect on products and processes that are helping paint contractors to become more successful in the field. So far, the forecast for ’09 is not great for the trades in general, so paint contractors are faced with more than the usual challenges that January can bring.

My company, Topcoat Finishes, Inc., is in daily contact with painting contractors around the country, and most recognize that there is reason for concern as builders struggle to secure contracts and homeowners hold onto funds that in the past would have been spent more freely. Even commercial spaces aren’t popping up at nearly the alarming rate they did in recent years…[click to read full article]