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Thursday, October 5, 2017

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The Sherwin-Williams Company announced Tuesday (Oct. 3) the recipient of this year’s Impact Award, honoring a notable water or wastewater project carried out with the coating manufacturer’s materials.

Carolina Management Team and the town of St. Pauls, North Carolina, were honored with the Impact Award for 2017, for a project in which CMT rehabilitated a chlorine contact chamber at the town’s wastewater treatment plant. The High Point, North Carolina-based infrastructure contractor donated the rehab job—a $46,000 value—as part of its “CMT Gives Back” program, as the town was unable to afford the needed repairs.

About the Winning Project

The 50-year-old chamber was deteriorated due to decades of use; CMT rebuilt the concrete surface and applied Sherwin-Williams’ FasTop MVT Moisture Control System to stop moisture penetration. The contractor then applied an epoxy primer and elastomeric polyurethane to the walls and floor of the chamber, and protected valve stands and influent piping with an epoxy and an acrylic polyurethane from the company. Exterior concrete was treated with a flexible concrete waterproofer.

St. Pauls NC wastewater plant
Images courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

The winner of the 2017 Impact Award was Carolina Management Team's rehab of this chlorine contact chamber in St. Pauls, North Carolina; CMT donated the materials and labor to the town, which did not have the funds to make the needed repair.

As part of the CMT Gives Back program, CMT chooses one municipality in North Carolina each year and donates a needed water or wastewater rehab project, including materials and labor.

“The tremendous benevolence that Carolina Management Team offers each year to local municipalities via its CMT Gives Back program is a testament to the care and compassion that water and wastewater professionals have for their communities,” said Kevin Morris, market segment director, Water and Wastewater, for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “Water is the elixir of life, and without concerted efforts like CMT’s to restore infrastructure for those in need, more and more communities would be facing the worries of losing access to this vital asset.”


Sherwin-Williams also announced two runners-up and one honorable mention as part of the awards program for this year.

Findlay Ohio water tank

UCL Inc. and Dixon Engineering Inc. coated the 2-million-gallon Findlay, Ohio, tank with a U.S. flag design.

UCL Inc. (Cincinnati) and Dixon Engineering Inc. (Lake Odessa, Michigan) were honored as Impact runners-up for an elevated water tank recoating in Findlay, Ohio. The firms coated the 2-million-gallon tank with a U.S. flag design, along with the phrase “Findlay Salutes Veterans.” They used a Sherwin-Williams epoxy primer, two coats of an acrylic-modified polyurethane and a high-solids fluoropolymer urethane finish.

Mukilteo water storage tank

HCI Industrial & Marine Coatings Inc. was also a runner-up, for its work on a 4.5-million-gallon potable/fire water storage tank in Mukilteo, Washington.

HCI Industrial & Marine Coatings Inc. (Brush Prairie, Washington) was also a runner-up, for its work on a 4.5-million-gallon potable/fire water storage tank in Mukilteo, Washington. Challenges on the Mukilteo restoration included a short project window and nearby parking areas. The job, finished in 47 days, included relining the tank interior with Sherwin-Williams’ SherPlate PW Epoxy. The firm coated the exterior with a high-solids acrylic-modified urethane.

Henderson, NC, water treatment plant

CMT recoated pipes at the Kerr Lake Regional Water Treatment Plant, in Henderson, North Carolina, using two moisture-tolerant systems from Sherwin-Williams.

The honorable mention spot went to North Carolina’s CMT as well. This honor came for a pipe recoating project at the Kerr Lake Regional Water Treatment Plant, in Henderson, North Carolina. The contractor recoated pipes at the facility using two moisture-tolerant systems from Sherwin-Williams, required because the pipes were kept in service during the project.

About the Awards

According to Sherwin-Williams, an independent panel of water industry experts evaluated entries for the Impact Award based on the difficulty of the project, how the contractor overcame challenges, the solutions the contractor provided to the facility owner, owner satisfaction and the uniqueness of the project.

The awards were announced at the Water Environment Federation’s WEFTEC Conference, in Chicago.


Tagged categories: Awards and honors; non-potable water; potable water; Sherwin-Williams; Wastewater Plants; WEFTEC

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