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Taking it Personally

By Pamela Simmons
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Pamela Simmons

Taking it Personally by Pamela Simmons

As Director of Marketing at Technology Publishing Company (publisher of Durability + Design, PaintSquare, and JPCL), I’m here to shed light on the human side of our collective endeavors in the industries and trades we find ourselves engaged in. We'll talk about the people behind the projects: creating the designs, using the technologies, industry interactivity, and achieving the synthesis that makes it all work.

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Getting Your 250,000 Cents Worth

Let’s face it. Pennies have become pretty much useless as currency. Banks don’t seem to have much interest in them, it isn’t even worth the effort to pick one up off of the ground, and I’m not so sure that throwing one in a fountain has ever really brought me luck.

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 2 Comments


A Picture is Worth 1,000 Problems

In the name of beautifying neighborhoods and downtrodden spaces, murals have been springing up on many metropolitan landscapes across the country. Commissioned by respectable artists, real money is exchanged and appropriate permits are acquired. But when art is public, who does it really belong to, and who should have a say in whether it stays or goes—or what it looks like in the first place?

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 1 Comment


Frank Lloyd Done Wrong

Hard to believe, but a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright may soon be torn down—and it isn’t the first landmark structure designed by this icon to find itself in such a predicament. Not by a long shot. It is the David and Gladys Wright house, built between 1950 and 1952 by the legend for his son and daughter-in-law.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 4 Comments


Painting it Forward, 1 Town at a Time

Sometimes you have to stop thinking about painting and just paint. On Sunday, September 9th, workers at Durability + Design did just that. Technology Publishing Company, which is also home to the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) and Paint BidTracker, joined the Paint the Town effort, brainchild of national radio personality Delilah, along with WISH 99.7 radio; the Lawrenceville Corporation; Lawrenceville United; the people of The United Methodist Church; and Glidden Paint.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 1 Comment


Recycling Paint: Making Jobs Out of Junk

After 20 years in the paint business as everything from contractor to salesman, and a later stint at a failed business, Jim Cosby decided to ignore the desperate pleas of his parents to “Please just get a regular job” and formed what is today ePaint Recycling in Battle Creek, MI.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

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