Award-Winning Muralist Breathes Life in Apple Orchard-Inspired Water Tower

Mount Jackson, Water Tank, Hydroflon, Eric Henn, Tnemec
After towering over Mount Jackson, Virginia on Interstate 81 more than a decade, the town’s well-known water tower, adorned with the image of a basket of apples, was due for a makeover. Exposure to the elements, UV radiation, moisture, salt, and the like, left the tank with rust spots both internally and externally. Mount Jackson’s Town Manager at the time, Kevin Fauber, shared the details of the tower’s design. He stated, “the design of red apples filling a wooden basket is plastered on 3M sheets, similar to vinyl that adhere to the sides of the water tank.”

The Vibrant Canvas: Exploring the Aesthetics and Statements of Water Tank Coatings

La Porte, Water Tank, Texas, Tnemec Company Inc, Hydroflon
Water tanks are a ubiquitous feature in communities worldwide, serving as vital reservoirs that ensure a steady supply of water for various purposes. While their primary function is utilitarian, the exterior coatings of these tanks often play a surprising role in shaping the visual landscape of neighborhoods. From vibrant colors to intricate designs, water tank coatings are more than just protective layers – they make statements about the community they serve.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Revitalized with High Performance Coating System

Grand Canyon Skywalk, Tnemec, Fluoronar
Along the Grand Canyon’s west rim is the skywalk, a cantilever glass bridge that is situated 4,000 feet over the canyon’s floor. The bridge, which is curved like a horseshoe, extends 70 feet from the canyon wall so visitors seeking a thrill will feel as if they are walking on air. Commissioned by the Hualapai Tribe, the attraction was designed by architect Mark Ross Johnson and opened in 2007.

Podcast Episode 6: Unveiling Color Trends in Architectural Coatings: Insights from Akzo Nobel Experts

In our 6th episode, we embark on a captivating journey into the realm of architectural coatings, exploring the intricate interplay between color trends, technological innovation, and market dynamics. We speak with two distinguished experts from Akzo Nobel, Bob Dirks and Gabriel Morales Sada, delving deep into the fascinating world of color in powder coatings.

Podcast Episode 5: Mastering the Application of High-Performance Coatings: A Contractor’s Perspective

In our 5th episode, we engage in a riveting conversation with Bob Ruff, the Technical Director at All-Tech Decorating Company in Romeoville, Illinois, bringing over 20 years of experience in applying FEVE coatings across diverse structures in the Americas. As we delve into the world of coatings, Bob shares insights into All-Tech's unique role in the decision-making process, from coating specification to application, and the challenges they face in this complex industry.