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New Award Honors Firms that Give Back

Transportation, construction and safety firms that roll up their sleeves on behalf of their communities are eligible for new recognition of their service.


AkzoNobel Named Sustainability Leader

Paint, coatings and specialty chemical giant AkzoNobel has notched a threepeat as the world’s leading materials company in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.


Public Works of the Year Honored

Twenty-five public-works projects throughout North America are being hailed for their efficient planning and cooperative achievements.


Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...


Bridge Bot Honored for Innovation

U.S. engineers are toasting an innovative robotic bridge inspection tool for its impact on the future of assessing structural health.


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.


Honored Steel Bridges Show their Mettle

The engineering marvel that is the steel bridge—short or long, vehicular or pedestrian, venerable or brand new—showed an array of winning faces in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition, a...


ACA Honors Paint and Coating Leaders

Thought leaders, industry champions, innovators and distinguished professionals across the paint and coatings industry are being recognized this week for their achievements and decades of se...


Working to Be in Step, Yet Outstanding

The male-dominated coatings industry can be a tough place for women to blend in, especially when you're also trying to stand out.


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


KTA’s Kline Hailed for Coatings Career

Eric Kline, executive vice president of KTA-Tator Inc., is being honored for his decades of contributions to advancing coatings technology for the structural steel industry.


New Leaders for RCMA, BCF, ASA

Industry veterans have been tapped to lead the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, the British Coatings Federation, and the American Subcontractors Association.


The New Face of the Coatings Industry

ORLANDO—The growing reach of women in the protective and marine coatings industry was plain to see at SSPC 2014.


JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.


SSPC Increases College Scholarships

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will offer more assistance to North American college students next academic year, the organization has announced.


Stealth Coating Garners Defense Award

A new coating that helps submarines avoid detection has earned an Australian scientist a prestigious government defense award.


Five Awarded New Coatings Scholarship

Five students studying coatings and polymeric materials have been awarded scholarships as part of two new programs announced by North Dakota State University and the Valspar Corporation.


Bridge Marvel Wins Engineering Award

China’s Taizhou Bridge—the world’s longest double-span suspension bridge—has taken top honors from the world's leading structural engineering organization.


OSHA Whiplashes on Air Force Case

Federal health and safety officials have done an about-face in their case against Robins Air Force Base, cited earlier this month for excessive toxic exposures during paint removal operation...


Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


AkzoNobel Takes Sustainability Crown

Despite its recent setbacks, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker is also one of the world’s most sustainably driven companies, according to a widely respected new global ranking.


Hempel’s Market Growth Draws Honor

Global coatings supplier Hempel has been recognized for overcoming a struggling economy and promoting market leadership in the protective and marine coatings market.


AkzoNobel Sponsors Girls' Rights Prize

A Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education will receive €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) for her cause from AkzoNobel.


Top 100 Infrastructure Projects Named

More than $435 billion in new pipelines, airports and transportation projects are among the top 100 infrastructure projects strategically important to progress throughout North America, acco...


CO Detector Hard Hat Takes Award

A construction hard hat that incorporates a carbon monoxide sensor has won an award for its inventors at Virginia Tech University.


Design-Build Plants, Roads Take Honors

A military finishing facility in Georgia, interstates in Utah and Texas, and wastewater plants in several states are among more than 40 construction projects newly recognized for innovative ...


Robot is 1-Stop Building Demo Shop

An award-winning, multitasking robot named ERO may be the next hero of the building demolition and materials recycling industries.


At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

Not many underground water pipes get a birthday present, but not many turn 100 years old unscathed.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.


Static-Busting Paint Team Tops Contest

A team of university students has developed an additive that converts paint to a conductive coating for transportation—an invention that has netted them a $10,000 grand prize.


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

The inventor of a magnesium-rich primer that delivers the same sacrificial protection as zinc-rich primers on ferrous substrates will receive the American Chemical Society's prestigious Roy ...


Polymer Chemist Wins AkzoNobel Award

The ability to tailor make finely tuned materials for specific applications one molecule at a time has earned a Carnegie Mellon researcher AkzoNobel's first North America Science Award.


Paint BidTracker Celebrates Milestone

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Paint BidTracker marked its 10th anniversary with an afternoon gala at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.


Dutch Design Futuristic Highway

A futuristic highway that uses glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered paint to light up the road at night and warn drivers of treacherous conditions could change the future of travel for Dutch driv...


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Award-Winning Apps Offer Hip Path to Safety

Are you more likely to date a supermodel or die in a fall? Do you work with a Safety Jackass? Above all, do you have a clue how to handle that mystery chemical you're about to use?


‘Rare Earth’ Coating Draws Rare Honor

The U.S. Department of Defense has chosen a new environmentally benign, corrosion-resistant coating for military aircraft and other weapons systems as a top project of 2012.


Remote Offshore Inspections Take Honor

Developers of an award-winning offshore inspection technology that uses Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles say the system saved hundreds of man hours and millions of dollars in its recent tri...


Nanotube Coating Gets $100K R&D Boost

A new corrosion-resistant steel coating made with fullerene carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has drawn its third honor in less than a year—and, this time, a major grant to further development.


SSPC Invites Structure Award Nominees

Has your firm recently completed an industrial or commercial coatings project of great peril, complexity, beauty—or all three?


Put Your Best Project Forward

SSPC members have until October 15 to nominate their best projects for SSPC’s 2012-2013 structure awards.


Special JPCL Issue To Showcase Top Thinkers

The brightest and most influential minds in the protective and marine coatings industry will star in JPCL’s first-ever special 13th issue, coming in August.


Navy Honors Corrosion, Coating Pioneer

Keith Lucas may be a civilian, but that has not stopped him from leading a critical piece of the charge in the Navy’s long war on marine corrosion.


Rust-Oleum Honored with Export Award

Protective coatings maker Rust-Oleum Corp.—the company launched by a sea captain’s mishap—has received a 2012 Presidential “E Star” Award for its ongoing contributions to increasing U.S. exp...


ACA Honors Industry’s Best, Brightest

From yesterday’s pioneers to today’s forward thinkers, 10 coatings industry leaders are being honored for their service and technical contributions dating back nearly 60 years.


Innovative Bridges Steeled for Gold

From quaint old footbridges to soaring modern superstructures, 18 steel bridges have earned national recognition in the 2012 Prize Bridge Awards Competition.


SSPC Seeks 2013 Award Entries, Papers

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is soliciting presentations for SSPC 2013 and nominations for its 2013 Structure Awards.


Steel Tank Industry Honors its Best

The steel tank industry has elected new leadership for the next year and conferred honors on some of the best tanks and companies in the business.


AkzoNobel Launches $75K Science Award

AkzoNobel and the American Chemical Society have launched the North American Science Award, expanding the coating maker’s 42-year-old award program to North America for the first time.


Painting Contractor to Lead ASA

A St. Louis painting contractor has been elected president of the American Subcontractors Association for 2012-13.


FTI Honors 2 Apprentices of the Year

Coating industry elders despairing of the next generation can take heart from two young painters who have just been named 2011 “Apprentices of the Year” by their Finishing Trades Institute D...


Golden Gate, Skyway Voted Top Bridges

The Grand Canyon’s dizzying glass skywalk and the venerable Golden Gate have been named the world’s top bridges in a new survey by Travel + Leisure.


UT Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

A University of Texas researcher in membrane materials science and technology will receive the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2012.


Structure Awards Honor Industry’s Best

From a towering national icon to a remote Alaskan military bridge, coatings projects of excellence took top honors Monday (Jan. 30) at SSPC 2012 in Tampa, FL.


JPCL Names Top Authors; SSPC Confers Honors

Research articles on the “underworld” of VOCs, dehumidification, inspection, testing and other critical facets of protective coatings work garnered top editorial recognition Monday (Jan. 30)...


EPA Honors Wastewater Standouts

An unlikely source is bestowing honors on an unsung group, as the Environmental Protection Agency pays tribute this week to standout drinking-water and wastewater operators and facilities th...


Don’t Look Down; Bridge Sets Dizzying Record

One quarter mile above the Beluarte River in northern Mexico, that nation has opened the tallest cable-stayed bridge in the world—and has the Guinness World Record imprimatur to prove it.


Art Meets Protection in 2011 Top Tanks

Sea turtles, tiger stripes, giant baseballs, village murals and other artwork rendered in protective coatings have captured top honors in Tnemec’s 2011 Tank of the Year contest.


AISC Honors Kulicki ’s Life in Bridges

John M. Kulicki, Ph.D., P.E, S.E., one of the foremost bridge designers of his generation, will receive the prestigious J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award for his lifetime contributions to steel bridg...


Opta Tampa Office Wins Marketing Award

Opta Minerals Tampa has received the 2011 Best of Tampa Award in the Painting & Sandblasting Contractors category from the U.S. Commerce Association.


AL Railcar Plant Takes National Honor

National Alabama Corp.’s railcar manufacturing facility in Cherokee, AL, has taken national honors in the 2011 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards ...


Deadline Nears for Structure Awards

Nominations close Oct. 31 for SSPC’s sixth annual Structure Awards, which honor excellence in protective coatings projects.


JPCL to Honor Industry’s Top Thinkers

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has announced the Clive Hare Honors, a unique award that recognizes the distinguished achievements of 24 thought leaders worldwide who have adv...


Coating Firm Tops Europe’s Innovators

A young nanocoatings company that began life as a UK military project has been named the Most Innovative Company in Europe for 2011.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is accepting nominations for its sixth annual Structure Awards, which honor excellence in protective coatings projects.


NASSCO Receives Second Recycling Award

General Dynamics NASSCO has announced that it has earned its second consecutive recycling award for the year 2010 from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, in part beca...


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is accepting nominations for its annual Structure Awards, which recognize teams of contractors, designers, end users and coating manufacturers for e...


Fabricators Bestow Safety Awards

Seven metal fabricators with perfect safety records for 2010—including one on a seven-year safety streak—have been named 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners by the Fabricators & Manufacturers ...


Harvey Hack Wins ASTM’s Reinhart Award for Corrosion Work

Dr. Harvey Hack has received the ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award from Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the ASTM Committee on Standards for his work on creating a joint AST...


ND Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

Dr. Dean C. Webster, a veteran researcher in high-performance polymers and non-toxic antifouling coatings, will receive the American Chemical Society’s Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2011...


Singleton Wins ASTM’s 2010 LaQue Award

Raymund Singleton, president of Singleton Corp. in Cleveland, OH, has received ASTM International’s 2010 Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the field of corrosi...


Nimitz Takes 1st SSPC Military Honor

The U.S. Navy’s storied USS Nimitz has taken top honors in SSPC’s first Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, which recognizes exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. mil...


SSPC Structure Awards Honor Projects

From the soaring new Hoover Dam Bypass to the historical statue of the god Vulcan, outstanding coatings achievements took center stage Monday (Jan.31) at the annual SSPC Structure Awards, pr...


SSPC Invites Structure Award Entries

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is seeking nominations for its 5th Annual Structure Awards, which recognize excellence in protective and marine coatings projects.


Speeflo Founder Gets Honorary Degree

Speeflo founder, paint-spray innovator and philanthropist Gustave S. Levey has received an honorary doctoral degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for his longtime support of solar ...


SSPC Ontario To Host Golf Outing, Award Presentation

The SSPC Ontario Chapter will hold its 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 16, 2010, at the Willow Valley Golf Course.


Bridge in China Wins Lindenthal Medal

The Xihoumen Bridge in Zhoushan City in China has been named the winner of the 2010 Gustav Lindenthal Medal, presented at the International Bridge Conference to honor “a recent outstanding a...


Homebuilders Assn. Awards Green Honors to 15

The National Association of Home Builders honored 15 builders, remodelers and other industry professionals for their green initiatives and projects at the association’s recent conference.


Cavallo Receives ASTM Award of Merit

Jon R. Cavallo, P.E., senior consultant and corporate corrosion and coatings specialist at Enercon Services Inc. (Tulsa, Okla.), has received the ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title o...


Benjamin Moore Honors 6 for Color Use

Benjamin Moore will honor six architecture and design firms and individuals with its 2010 HUE Awards.


ASTM Honors Berke with LaQue Memorial Award

ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals has presented the Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award to Neal Berke in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the committee and t...


Air Products’ Hegedus to Receive Tess Award

Dr. Charles R. Hegedus, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2010.


AkzoNobel Launches Science Award in China

Major coating and chemical maker AkzoNobel has launched its Science Award in China.


Anti-Graffiti Painting Program Honored

A new “adopt a mailbox” program, with paint donated by Dunn-Edwards, is transforming graffiti-marred mailboxes throughout Bakersfield, Calif.


Contractor Receives Safety Certificate

Certified Coating Specialists Inc. (CCS), an industrial painting contractor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has achieved the Certificate of Recognition (COR) for Safety in Alberta.


Dow Coating Materials Wins Annual Euroclip Award at Eurocoat 2009

Dow Coating Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today that it has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress.


Axxiom Receives Safety Award in Texas

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently recognized Axxiom Manufacturing (Fresno, ...


OCCA Awards President’s Medal

The UK’s Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) has awarded this year’s President’s Medal to Peter Davys, managing partner of Orrest Business Solutions.


OSHA Honors Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it has recognized the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, WA, for ...


Roman Announces Awards Program

Roman Architectural Products has unveiled an awards program for professional faux finishers and decorative artists.


R&D Awards Include Technology for Coatings Industry

Several companies involved with the coatings industry are among the winners of the 47th annual R&D 100 awards for innovative technology, according to www.rdmag.com, the web site of awards sp...


SSPC Structure Award Nominations Due Oct. 30

SSPC is accepting nominations from the membership until October 30, 2009, for the association’s annual structure awards for outstanding coating work.


Scaffold Group Honors Industry Professionals

Ten prominent members of the scaffolding and access community were recognized with awards for their dedication and service to the Scaffold Industry Association at the industry awards dinner ...


ASTM Presents Award of Merit

ASTM International has presented the Award of Merit to Gary A. Hayden for his service to ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys.


Thermal Spray Awards Announced

The ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS) announced its inductees for the 2009 Hall of Fame at the International Thermal Spray Conference in Las Vegas in May.


RCI Inc. Honors Richard Fricklas

RCI Inc. recently presented the organization’s 2009 Correll Award to honorary member Richard Fricklas, Interface & Buildings.com.


NARI Honors 27 Contractors of the Year

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has announced its 2009 Contractor of the Year Awards, honoring 27 remodeling contractors nationwide for a variety of residential remodelin...


ICRI Award Entries Due May 1

Entries are due May 1 for the International Concrete Repair Institute’s annual awards, which recognize outstanding concrete repairs in several categories.


ASTM Seeks Cavanaugh Nominees

ASTM International (West Conshohocken, PA) is seeking nominations for the William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award.


ASTM Bestows International Merit Award

Joseph J. Peters, technical sales manager at Leneta Co., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. The award is ASTM’s highest honor for individual...


 
 
   

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