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JPCL March 2011

JPCL March 2011

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An Inspector's Views from the Field

by Lee Wilson, Consultant

The author discusses his perspectives on why surface preparation standards provoke constant discussion and his views on more widely adopting joint SSPC/NACE standards. He also describes differences between two sets of surface preparation standards, from ISO and from SSPC/NACE.

SSPC Honors Many in the Coatings Industry

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC hosted its Annual Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT in Las Vegas on Jan. 31. The awards ceremony and awards recipients are described here. The Annual SSPC Structure Awards Review: A Photo Essay will appear in the April JPCL.

Surviving the Recession

by Don Schnell, Dehumidification Technologies, LP

The author discusses 12 ways to help your organization face recession-related dilemmas and come out stronger when the economy improves.

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

The 2011 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1,200 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world. It is designed to provide facility owners with information about contractors whom owners may wish to consider as bidders on coating and lining projects. Companies are organized alphabetically by country, state, or province. Information was obtained through a survey conducted among painting contractors known to JPCL. Search the online directory:


Special Advertising Section

SSPC Certified Contractors

Project Preview


Know your customer and multiple thanks

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Annual Report


Directories/Buying Guides

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: non US

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: Al-CT

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: DE-KY

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: LA-NJ

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: NM-TN

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: TX-WY

Top of the News

Vernon to present webinar on coating contracts

Problem Solving Forum

On cleanliness of steel abrasive in the shop

Cases from the F-Files

The case of the balking bulkhead

Maintenance Tips

Fishing for the best abrasive

by David Dorrow, Mineral Aggregates Inc.


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CS Unitec
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Atlantic Design, Inc.

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Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

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Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

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