Thursday, December 16, 2010

MPI Recognizes FireFree Coatings as a "Green" Product


Firefree88® Recognized as a Green Fire Retardant Product by Master Painter’s Institute.

San Rafael, CA, USA, Master Painter’s Institute (MPI) recently announced the successful qualification of Firefree 88® as a MPI listed fire retardant paint meeting the stringent requirements for Green Standards Performance GPS -01 and GPS- 02.

Master Painter’s Institute paint and coatings listing service is used by federal and state specification writers, as well as major architectural firms, when specifying paint and coating products that will enable them to reach the specific Green qualifications for Green Building design and LEED registration as an environmentally friendly building. MPI interacts with critical environmental organizations such as US Green Building Council, LEED, LEED Canada, National Institute of Building Sciences and Environment Canada to verify and achieve Green Building Products Standards.

Firefree Coatings, Inc is recognized as having been consistently in the forefront of fire paint technology and fire safety engineering through the use passive fire resistance systems. Firefree 88® is the only intumescent fire resistant coatings to have successfully passed the very stringent US standards (ASTM E-119) time rated fire resistant tests for wall and ceiling assemblies when applied to a wide variety of substrates such as gypsum wallboard, wood, lath and plaster, etc..

Firefree Coatings have also been tested and employed for fire safety for other advanced materials. In addition, Firefree 88 has provided the foam insulation industry the ability to provide code compliant ignition and thermal barriers without the use of additional drywall.

Firefree Coatings, Inc. is a private company based in California. Their products have been tested at accredited third party International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories, are classified with Underwriters Laboratories (U/L) and have the approval of Factory Mutual (FM Global). Firefree Coatings Inc. is a member of NFPA and ICC.

For further information, please contact:
Firefree Coatings, Inc
Toll free: 888 990 3388

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Security + Press Release


Antoine Loup Receives Security + Certification

Endicott, NY, December 15, 2010 

The CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security. 

Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security. Major organizations that employ Security+ certified staff include Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Hilton Hotels Corp., General Mills, the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.

Security threats are increasing in number and severity, and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty.

CompTIA is the non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of information technology (IT) professionals and companies including manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and educational institutions.

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US Army Reduces Energy Usage by 26%

I created this marketing piece as a way to increase awareness of the use of the Astec Coatings by the Military in Kuwait:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Certified Quality Process Analyst Press Release


Antoine Loup Receives ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst

Milwaukee, Wis., December 10, 2010 — The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Antoine Loup of Endicott, NY has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst. 

“ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career,” explains E. David Spong, ASQ president.  “This is a great accomplishment and it represents a high level of peer recognition.”

A Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) selects and uses quality tools in a variety of problem-solving situations, creates and monitors control charts and other statistical process control (SPC) tools, supports customer-supplier relations, and participates in continuous improvement initiatives.

ASQ ( is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better.

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