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ABC Metro Washington Spotlights Cochran & Mann President

May 6, 2022

Frederick, MD — Cochran & Mann President Mike Cochran was recently featured by the American Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington. The spotlight includes insights and a behind-the-scenes look at Cochran & Mann and the painting and wallcovering industry.

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PPG Introduces Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Copper Armor Paint

April 13, 2022

PPG, a long-standing partner of Cochran & Mann, recently announced their newest virus- and bacteria-fighting paint: Copper Armor. This innovative interior coating utilizes Corning® Guardiant® copper technology to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within two hours of exposure.

In October 2021, Copper Armor received national EPA registration and continues to receive registration at the state level. The coating underwent rigorous testing protocols to make its positive public health claims. Copper Armor is proven to kill germs and microorganisms to protect against disease-causing agents such as Staph, MRSA, E. coli, and SARS-CoV-2.

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4 Visual Tips to Improving Productivity at the Office

February 21, 2022

A full-time employee will work over 2,000 hours a year. A large amount of that may be spent in the office, so you’ll want to make their spaces as comfortable and thoughtfully designed as possible to help them stay focused and productive. A dark, dull, and cramped office just won’t cut it. We’ve compiled some tips to help you create an office space that employees want to work in.

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Lighting the Path: Our Partnership with PERMALIGHT®

November 24, 2021

Cochran & Mann has been dedicated to excellence in the painting and wallcovering industry for thirty years. This dedication to quality is evident not only in our own work but the partnerships we have formed over time. These carefully selected and well-developed relationships with our partners and suppliers allow us to add value to our client’s projects. Craftsmanship and loyalty are cornerstones that form the foundation of a long and rewarding history as the leading paint and wallcovering company in the Washington, D.C. area. 

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Investing in the Community: How the Paint Industry Gives Back

November 23, 2021

At Cochran & Mann, we feel fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful community. Over the past 30 years, we’ve gotten to work with a variety of incredible people on a variety of incredible projects. We always look for ways to give back to that community, whether it’s financial, materials, or our time.

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Cochran & Mann Recognized as Subcontractor of the Year for the 9th Time

October 28, 2021

Cochran & Mann has been nominated for Painting & Wallcoverings Subcontractor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards.

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Quality Through the Years: Cochran & Mann Project Highlights

October 28, 2021

Boys and Girls Club

Cochran & Mann was very proud to partner with DAVIS Construction for the renovation of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. This project was completed pro bono by all involved. It was an opportunity for Cochran & Mann to bring a high level of expertise in painting to bear on improvements to the administrative offices of the Boys & Girls Club. 

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Getting It Done Right the First Time: Tips from 30 Years of Award-Winning Paint and Wall Covering Experts

August 26, 2021

Craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to detail are evident in each project undertaken by Cochran & Mann. Our reputation for high-quality commercial painting and wall covering has been built on a foundation of learning from completed works and applying that knowledge to innovate. 

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Painting with a Passion: Interviews with the Cochran & Mann Team

August 24, 2021

Three decades of success in any business or industry is quite an accomplishment. Even the most successful companies listed on the S&P 500 only last for 18 years on average. The Cochran & Mann team spent some time reflecting back on the last 30 years of business and what has led to their unprecedented longevity of success. It all boils down to a simple phrase — “People painting with a passion.”

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The Future of Commercial Design

July 29, 2021

It’s hard to imagine a post-COVID office space, even as companies reopen and figure out how work will work. People are now much more aware of their environment’s cleanliness as they attempt to keep safe while socializing and working from a distance. Some still work remotely, but many are starting to come into the office.

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