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Archive for June, 2015

Attend NSU Art Museum exhibit sponsored by SMITH

Friday, June 26th, 2015
NSU Art Museum

JUNE 21 – OCTOBER 4, 2015

NSU Art Museum’s “From Within and Without: History of Haitian Photography” exhibit was attended by employees of its sponsor, SMITH Manufacturing on June 25, 2015.

We welcome all friends, family, and clients of SMITH Manufacturing to visit this amazing, new art exhibit at the NSU Art Museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Please mention you are a guest of SMITH at the ticket office every Thursday, and you’ll receive a free ticket to view the exhibit until October 4.

Miami Herald Art writer George Fishman says, “Everyone has seen the graphically tragic news photos of Haiti; horrific devastation, from hurricanes and earthquakes, hunger and homelessness to ferocious political upheavals. For many outsiders, that’s what Haiti is — one disaster after another, with perhaps an “exotic” Vodou ritual thrown in.

From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography redresses that woefully inadequate picture, not by substituting a glamorized image, but through a deep historically rooted comparison of how insiders and visitors represent the country and its people through photography.”

Please visit the NSU Art Museum website for more details on this fascinating exhibit.

June 2015 Headlines to Help You Remove Faster

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Remove Faster News HeadlinesHeadlines to help you Remove Faster

August 30 – Don’t forget to register for the APWA Congress and Expo, but first…

Deadline – “Profile” Stories Needed – For my next column, I am looking for examples of how applicators are achieving the right surface profile texture to improve the strength of their applications. Has applying smooth to coarse surface profiles like the ones in this example influenced the service life of your applications? Were your customers pleased with the results of your work? Have you experimented with different profiles and found one to work better than others? Have you been able to introduce this process into your bid contracts and/or specifications so the extra effort is a paid consideration? Please let us know the city where your company is located, the work you do, and the equipment you use by emailing me at by July 15.

SMITHing is a Lifesaver – If you want your new-borne coating system to live a healthy, safe, and productive life, simply SMITH the surface prior to delivery. Yes, SMITHing will save the life of your coating, and here’s why.

Rock-and-Hammer Inspiration – When nothing seems to help, I read this Jacob Riis quote.

Removing markings from pavements, airfields or floors? – When removing markings from pavements, airfields, or floors, following these 12 steps will improve your results.

Critical TED Talk – Are superstars killing your company? Research reveals that teams of high-IQ/talented individuals are being crushed by teams that have socially bonded. The CEO of five companies (and author of multiple breakthrough books, including her latest, Beyond Measure) Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk is rapidly climbing up the charts of importance. Go to 11:19 for the final three minutes (and three keys to accomplishing important things), then watch the rest and show it to your team/children. It’s a must!

Need Cutters, Removers, or Parts? – Contact your SMITH Representative to help make your removal work faster, easier, and more reliable.

Have a great summer!

Best removal,

Steven Smith

SMITH Manufacturing

Phone: 954-941-9744 | Toll-free: 800-653-9311


Partnering with SMITH

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Partnering with SMITH to help make markings safer and last longer

Partnering with SMITH

SMITH looks forward to partnering with you to help make your surface-prep work faster and more reliable… so your coatings last longer.

Here’s what you may not know about SMITH:

Founded in 1990, SMITH is the world’s leading brand that builds quality surface-preparation equipment and cutters. Our goal is helping hard-working contractors achieve the right surface finish to finish their jobs faster.

SMITH is a company full of passionate people who love the products we create, and have the core values to deliver on our FASTER REMOVAL promise.

We are always looking for smart, talented and creative partners like you, who are solving interesting problems. Together, we can deliver the right products and services to help make our world sustainable and much safer for everyone to enjoy.

We invite you to discover more about SMITH. Let us know how we can help make the removal process faster and easier for you and your customers by contacting us today!

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