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Houston Group Names Next President

A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.


CA Prevails on Paint Recycling Rules

U.S. coating makers have lost a two-year legal fight to block California from imposing detailed reporting requirements on the industry's paint recycling program.


Latin American Coating Makers Unite

Aiming to strengthen their internal ties and their external clout, paint and coating makers across Latin America have formed a regional association based in Mexico.


SSPC Seeks Next Executive Director

A search is underway for a successor to longtime SSPC Executive Director Bill Shoup, who plans to retire from the society in September.


ACA Appoints First Female Leader

The American Coatings Association has announced its newly elected chairman is a chairwoman, making it the first time a female has taken the helm in its 126-year history.


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...


Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.


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.


Coatings Get Rad at RadTech

A wide range of coatings industry topics and exhibitors will be on tap at RadTech's three-day conference on ultraviolet and electron beam equipment, raw materials and formulated products.


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Employers Call to Withdraw Silica Rule

Construction employers across the industry are urging the federal government to withdraw its proposed rule on silica exposure, saying the measure is “significantly flawed” and “will do littl...


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


Foes Seek Extension on Silica Rule

Opponents of a proposed federal rule to limit worker exposure to silica are lashing out over the proposal's time frame, calling the Dec. 11 comment deadline “virtually impossible” to meet.


ASCE Elects President, Officers

The American Society of Civil Engineers has elected veteran transportation engineer Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, as its incoming president-elect.


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 ...


At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

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


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


SSPC Elects New Board Members

A Dryco executive and an industrial painting project manager have been elected the newest members of SSPC’s Board of Governors, the association announced.


NACE Names Education Director

NACE International - The Corrosion Society has announced the appointment of Matthew M. Miller as Director of Education.


Steel Tank Makers Elect Leaders

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association have elected their officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.


SSPC Seeks Papers, Offers Student Aid

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced a call for papers for its annual conference and exhibition dedicated to protective, marine and commercial coatings.


ASCE Reports on Infrastructure Gap

Without an extra $1.57 billion per year invested in U.S. infrastructure, the country will face a rough road ahead, according to a new report on infrastructure investment.


New Hose Color Coding to Start in New Year

The new color-coding scheme for pressure hoses adopted by the WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA) will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.


LEED Coating, Chemical Plans Draw Fire

U.S. coating manufacturers are taking a dim view of new mandates proposed for the country's foremost green building standards.


PCI Updates Powder Coating Handbook

The Powder Coating Institute's fourth edition of The Powder Coating Handbook is now available, PCI has announced.


Coating Makers Gobble Up Election Wins

U.S. coating manufacturers have much to be thankful for this season: They racked up an overwhelmingly winning record in the 2012 elections.


Powder Coating Group Names Director

The Powder Coating Institute has appointed trade publication veteran Dave Lurie as its new executive director to succeed Rodger Talbert.


Coil Coating Group Names Technical Director

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has named Dr. Al Dunlop to the position of technical director.


Industrial Painting Committee Seeks Members

SSPC’s venerable Industrial Painting Committee has appointed new leadership and is seeking new member companies.


U.S. Joins IMO’s TBT Antifouling Ban

Eleven years after it helped launch the measure, the United States is set to become the next “Contracting State” for the IMO Antifouling Systems Treaty, following President Obama’s recent ap...


From Contractor’s Decency, a Windfall

Even in the hardest of times, some people can be counted on do the right thing.


SSPC Invites Structure Award Nominees

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


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.


Research Chief Elected to Lead RadTech

Dr. Don Duncan, research director for Wikoff Color Corp., has been selected as the next President-Elect for RadTech, the Association for UV and EB Technology. His term will begin in January ...


Painting Contractor to Lead ASA

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


SSPC Seeks Board Nominees

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is seeking nominations to fill three seats on its Board of Governors.


New Group to Focus on UV LED Curing

Energy curing technology for coatings and other applications continues to grow so quickly that it has spawned another specialized association.


New Leader, ‘Defining Moment’ For Pipeline Owners

The Pipeline Research Council International, a global R&D organization for the energy pipeline industry, has announced the election of Eric J. Amundsen, of Panhandle Energy, as chairman thro...


Bechtel’s Fultz to Head SSPC in 2013

Industry veteran Benjamin Fultz, of Bechtel Corp., has been elected Vice President of the SSPC Board of Governors, clearing the way for him to become President of the organization in 2013.


WaterJet/Cleaning Group Names Officers

The WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association has chosen new leadership for its next two years, naming a new board chairman, president and other officers.


European Industrial Painters Launch Association

Industrial painting contractors in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have formalized their growing cooperation by founding a new organization.


Scaffold Group Adds ‘Access’ to Name

The Scaffold Industry Association has changed its name, effective Oct. 1, to incorporate other access equipment.


Protective Coatings Veteran Elected to Head IPPIC

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel, as the association’s new pre...


Tax Funds for Non-US Steel Called ‘Abuse’ of AK Bridge Aid

“An outrageous abuse of taxpayer funds” is the National Steel Bridge Alliance’s verdict on the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s plan to use federal funding to buy non-US steel and offshore fabricatio...


FCA Names New VP, Safety Specialist

The Finishing Contractors Association has hired Cindi Spangler, of St. Louis, MO, as its new Central Regional Vice President and Safety Specialist.


ASA Mourns Sudden Loss of President

The American Subcontractors Association is mourning the unexpected death of president Timmy McLaughlin, a civil construction project manager who died Thursday night (June 9) after a non-work...


Toy Safety Chief to Chair ASTM Board

ASTM International has elected Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety in East Aurora, NY, 2011 chairman of the board of directors—the organization...


SteelDay Plans 200+ Events Across U.S.

Seminars, facility tours, educational sessions and networking opportunities are among the more than 200 events planned across the United States for the second annual SteelDay, set for Sept. ...


Five Achieve SSPC PCS in Dubai

Five industrial coatings professionals recently became certified SSPC Protective Coatings Specialists (PCS) after taking the PCS exam in Dubai.


SSPC’s New Show Debuts in Vegas

For the first time since 2003, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will hold its own show, SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, in Las Vegas, NV, on January 31–February 3, 2011.


WCO Seeks Global Focus on Corrosion

Establishing the World Corrosion Organization as a U.N. Non-Governmental Organization will heighten recognition of the corrosion abatement field and corrosion research worldwide, WCO’s direc...


SSPC Makes Global Inroads; New Directors Named

With chapters emerging in eight countries outside the U.S. and a new International position on its Board of Governors, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is rapidly expanding its glob...


NACE Names New Executive Director

NACE International, the Corrosion Society, has named Robert (Bob) H. Chalker as its new Executive Director, effective Aug. 4.


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.


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...


Thomas Langill to Head ASTM Panel

Thomas Langill, Ph.D., technical director at the American Galvanizers Association in Centennial, Colo., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron ...


Coatings Show Set to Bow Monday in Charlotte

The second American Coatings Show, scheduled for next week in Charlotte, N.C., will surpass the debut 2008 show in numbers of exhibitors and attendees, the host American Coatings Association...


NACE Names New Board Members

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, named several new members to its board of directors at the end of its annual conference, held in March in San Antonio, Texas.


ASA Elects Leaders, Certifies Ethical Contractors

Members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected construction executive Timmy McLaughlin as its 2010-11 president and have selected a slate of new officers.


PDA to Hold Polyurea Course at PACE

The Polyurea Development Association (PDA) is offering its Introduction to Polyurea for the Applicator and Contractor course in conjunction with PACE 2010 on February 7 at the Phoenix Conven...


PDCA Weighs Bylaw Changes

The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America is considering several 2010 bylaw amendments—including one that its Government Document Committee opposes.


NACE Opens Kuala Lumpur Office

NACE International, The Corrosion Society (Houston, TX), has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to meet the needs of its membership in that part of the world.


MPI Lists Newly Approved Coatings

The Master Painters Institute (MPI), located in British Columbia, Canada, has named the paints and coatings that passed MPI testing this month.


NPCA/FSCT to Adopt New Name

The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) has announced that it will change its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA), effective January 1, 2010.


Thermal Spray Certification in Development

ASM International, a technical and educational society for materials science and engineering, is working closely with the ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS) to develop the thermal spray industr...


NACE Executive Director Resigns

Houston, Texas-based NACE International, the Corrosion Society (NACE), has announced that Executive Director Tony Keane has resigned, effective January 8, 2010.


Abstracts Invited for Bridge Symposium

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois has announced a call for abstracts for the 7th Annual SEAOI Midwest Bridge Symposium on April 22, 2010, in Chicago, IL.


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.


ICRI Announces Fall Convention

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), headquartered in Des Plaines, IL, will hold its 2009 Fall Convention October 21–23, 2009, in Tempe, AZ, at The Buttes, A Marriott Resort.


PDA Elects New Board Members

The Polyurea Development Association (PDA) has announced its 2009–2010 board members.


Subcontractors Elect New Leadership

Members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected Darlene East, president of Holes Inc. of Houston, Texas, as ASA’s president for 2009-10.


 
 
   

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