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Concrete Surface Preparation: Part II

By |April 12th, 2016|

Concrete Surface Preparation: Part I

By |April 12th, 2016|

Concrete Surface Preparation: Part III

By |April 5th, 2016|

Challenges and Opportunities in Abrasive Blasting Equipment Distribution: An Interview With Don Gonneville

By |February 10th, 2016|

When Don Gonneville talks, you listen.

He speaks with an uncommon authority. Perhaps it began back in Vietnam when he served in the special forces. Likely it was there when he commanded a mechanized infantry company during his second tour of duty. Surely it was present during his stint as instructor at West Point. But […]

Demo Days Exhibition Educates Blasters Throughout U.S.

By |January 23rd, 2016|

Graco hit the road in 2015, hosting five Demo Day events throughout the United States. The EcoQuip Demo Days tour debuted in Chattanooga, Tennessee in late June and wrapped up in Houston in November, attracting more than 21 exhibitors and 150 attendees.

“We were very pleased with the turnout at these events,” said Graco Marketing Manager […]

10 Reasons to Try A Vapor Abrasive Blaster for Your Next Surface Preparation Project

By |December 30th, 2015|

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The Future of Shipyard Surface Preparation

By |October 28th, 2015|

Twenty-five miles south of the Canadian border, ferries pull into the Port of Bellingham, Washington, the southernmost terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway System. A stone’s throw away from the ferry terminal, the 800-foot pier of Fairhaven Shipyard juts into the bay.

Owned and operated by Puglia Engineering, Inc., Fairhaven Shipyard is a small-to-medium sized facility […]

7 Steps to Success with Google Adwords – Part 1

By |October 27th, 2015|

How to Launch a Pay-Per-Click Campaign that Profits

Joe needed more business leads.

He was getting only two or three inquiries from the internet – in a good month. Potential customers searching for his prime industry keywords were just not drilling down to his second-page listing on Google. Joe didn’t know how to improve his organic […]

Choosing the right nozzle for optimal productivity

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Choosing the right nozzle is the key to achieving maximum productivity with whatever air compressor you have available to you.
Choose a nozzle with too small of a bore and you’ll be leaving some blasting capacity on the table. Choose a nozzle with too big of a bore and you’ll lack the pressure to blast productively. […]

Rank Better on Google

By |August 19th, 2015|

Anyone who has launched a website knows that disappointing feeling of not being able to find your site on Google.

It typically sets in on Day 2, when your secret hopes of instant market domination are dashed on the hard shores of reality. Then, on Day 3 – if you haven’t resigned yourself to failure […]