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SSPC to Honor 2020 Award Recipients

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced in emailed press releases its 2020 award recipients, honoring the top people, papers and projects from the industry over the past year.

The annual awards are slated to be featured on the first day of SSPC’s yearly conference and exhibition, Coatings+ 2020, during the annual Awards Luncheon. This year, Coatings+ 2020 will be hosted Feb. 3-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

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Professional association for the industrial and marine coatings industry, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, recently announced in an emailed press release all of its 2020 award recipients, honoring the top people, papers and projects from the industry over the past year.

The Awards

In recognizing those for their significant development and dissemination of education materials and technical information relating to protective coatings and its applications, SSPC gives The Richard W. Drisko Coatings Education Award. This year, that award will be presented to:

  • Gordon Kuljian, PCS, GK Consulting LLC; and
  • Russell Norris, The Sherwin-Williams Company

For outstanding service, leadership and contribution to the SSPC technical committees, SSPC gives J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation The SSPC Technical Achievement Award.

The President’s Lecture Series Award is also given by SSPC every year in a blind judging by SSPC President, Garry Manous, for the most favorable paper being given during the technical session. This year, the lecture series award is to be presented to Plasma Coating Removal: A Safety and Industrial Hygiene Analysis, written by:

  • Peter Yancy, CTO, Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, Inc.;
  • Daniel Chute, CIH, BSI Group/EHS; and
  • Richard Hubner, M.P.H., BSI Group/EHS

Additionally, SSPC will be presenting Outstanding Chapter Awards, where one award is presented to one North American Chapter and one International Chapter. This year, the awards will be received by:

  • The SSPC Arizona Chapter; and
  • The SSPC Ecuador Chapter

Those interested in congratulating SSPC’s award recipients can do so at the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. A ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included with full Coatings+ 2020 registration, but can be purchased separately.

Structure Award Winners

Eight outstanding projects in the protective coatings field from the past year will be honored with SSPC Structure Awards at this year’s SSPC Awards Luncheon.

The Charles G. Munger Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in an industrial or commercial coatings project demonstrating longevity of the original coating, went to the Mesa Del Sol 2.0 MG Elevated Tank in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The Mesa Del Sol 2.0 MG Elevated Tank in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The project was carried out for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority by contractor Landmark Structures, in conjunction with engineer Bohannon Huston, Inc. and coating supplier The Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.

The E. Crone Knoy Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in industrial or commercial coatings work that demonstrates innovation, durability or utility, went to two projects this year, the first being the South Tower of the Mackinac Bridge, in Mackinac City, St. Ignace, Michigan.

The South Tower of the Mackinac Bridge, in Mackinac City, St. Ignace, Michigan.

The project was carried out for the Mackinac Bridge Authority by contractor Seaway Painting, LLC, in conjunction with engineer Ruby and Associates and coating supplier Carboline Company.

The second project to receive the E. Crone Knoy Award was FDR-South Street Viaduct in New York City. The project was carried out for the New York State Department of Transportation by contractor Ahern Painting Contractors, Inc., in conjunction with engineer HDR and coating supplier PPG Protective and Marine Coatings.

The Eric S. Kline Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in industrial coatings work performed in a fixed shop facility. This year’s Kline Award went to the The Mario Cuomo New N.Y. Bridge (Tappan Zee), located in Tarrytown, New York.

The Mario Cuomo New N.Y. Bridge (Tappan Zee), located in Tarrytown, New York.

The project was carried out for the N.Y. State Thruway Authority by contractors W&W-AFCO Steel LLC and CanAm Bridges in conjunction with design manager HDR Inc. and coating supplier The Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.

The George Campbell Award is given to recognize a single outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial coatings project. The Campbell this year was given to the Bayonne Bridge, which connects Bayonne, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York.

The project was carried out for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by contractor Ahern Painting Contractors, Inc. in conjunction with engineer GPI and coating suppliers PPG Protective and Marine Coatings and Carboline Company.

The SSPC Coatings Industry Spirit Award, honoring a coatings project that demonstrates extraordinary service benefiting a community or the industry, went to the City of Celina Downtown Elevated Storage Tank in Celina, Texas.

City of Celina Downtown Elevated Storage Tank in Celina, Texas.

The project was carried out for the City of Celina by contractor Viking Industrial Painting in conjunction with engineer Dunham Engineering, Inc. and coating supplier Tnemec Company, Inc./ The Barry Group.

The Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence is given in recognition of exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities and was awarded to the USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3), a Military Sealift Command Vessel.

The USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3), a Military Sealift Command Vessel.

The project was carried out for the Military Sealift Command by contractor Vigor Marine in conjunction with engineer U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock and coating supplier The Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.

The William Johnson Award honors outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial coatings work. The award this year went to the Valley Crest Plant Water Tank and Pump Station in Apple Valley, California.

The Valley Crest Plant Water Tank and Pump Station in Apple Valley, California.

The project was carried out for the Golden State Water Company by contractor Crosno Construction in conjunction with coating supplier Tnemec Company, Inc.

Those interested in congratulating SSPC’s award recipients can do so at the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. A ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included with full Coatings+ 2020 registration, but can be purchased separately.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Program/Project Management; SSPC; SSPC Coatings+ 2020; Z-Continents

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