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Friday, January 27, 2012

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Live webcam, a show app, web updates and complete video and print coverage will follow thousands of attendees, more than 100 exhibitors and all the action at SSPC 2012, set to begin Monday (Jan. 30) in Tampa, FL.



SSPC 2012 is exclusively dedicated to protective, marine, industrial and commercial coatings.

This year’s SSPC show will feature a packed Technical Program with scores of sessions, committee meetings, SSPC’s annual meeting, and the annual Structure Awards.

For the first time, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare will capture all of the action with live webcam on the show floor, a new SSPC Show Page on; and comprehensive coverage in print and online through PaintSquare News, and JPCL, the voice of the SSPC.

“Technology Publishing is proud to present this exciting new multi-dimensional experience at SSPC 2012,” said Harold Hower, CEO of Technology Publishing/PaintSquare. “We look forward to enhancing the show experience for all participants on site, and extending that you-are-there feeling to others who are unable to attend.”

Online Show Portal

PaintSquare’s Guide to SSPC 2012 is a new portal to comprehensive coverage of the show, featuring a Twitter feed (#sspc2012); a live webcam from the Technology Publishing/PaintSquare booth (640); articles before, during and after the show; and links to exhibit and registration information, the daily schedule, and training and certification opportunities at the show.

Technology Publishing will also provide video services for the show, and PaintSquare News will offer both editorial and promotional opportunities for additional video coverage.

 SSPC Guidebook App
Scan this QR code to get the new Guidebook App to SSPC 2012.

A new, free Guidebook App, set up by SSPC, offers a handy organizing guide.

Exhibitors and Updates

More than 100 exhibitors have signed up for this year’s show. The line-up includes suppliers of coatings and raw materials; blast media and equipment reps; providers of environmental equipment, products and services; health and safety suppliers; containment systems and coatings application equipment providers; associations;  painting contractors; and more.

SSPC maintains an updated exhibitor list on its website.

Other updates on the Technical Program and Committee meetings are available at


As always, a highlight of the show will be the SSPC and JPCL awards, which will be presented Monday (Jan. 30) at the annual business meeting and luncheon.

 Ernst Toussaint
Ernst Toussaint, of Sherwin-Williams, will receive the Coatings Education Award at SSPC’s annual meeting Monday.

Among the 2012 honors and recipients:

• Honorary Life Member Award: Joseph Brandon, QualityFirst Consultants LLC;

• John D. Keane Award of Merit: Allan DeLange, North American Coatings, CL Division;

• Technical Achievement Award: Alfred Beitelman, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Lab;

• Coatings Education Award: Ernst Toussaint, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and

• President’s Lecture Award: Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood II, both of the University of Kentucky.

The envelope containing the winners of the JPCL Editors’ Awards and the Outstanding Publication Award will remain firmly sealed until Monday.


Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Conferences; Marine Coatings; Protective coatings; SSPC; Worker training

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