CSHA Hosting Pre-Trade Show Meeting


The Coating Society of the Houston Area will be holding a meeting this week before its Trade Show 2022 and Demo Fair later this month. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, at the American Legion Hall in Pasadena, Texas.

The agenda for the night includes the Trade Show Committee Meeting from 4–5 p.m., followed by a Board Meeting from 5–6 p.m. Afterwards, the society will host a networking hour from 6–7 p.m., which includes dinner at 6:30 p.m.

From 7–8:30 p.m., speaker Connor Tiegs from pipe and cable rack lifting systems provider Ovolifts will present “On Stream Line Lifting for Addressing Corrosion Under Pipe Supports.” According to CSHA, Tiegs is a Solutions Engineer and Co-Owner of Ovolifts, responsible for developing engineered line lifting solutions for their global client base.

“Pipe touchpoint corrosion is a challenge that most plant operators face and Connor’s career has been focused on developing detailed lifting strategies to accommodate mechanical or inspection services,” writes the society. “This is for all sizes and layouts of above-ground piping supported on structures.”

CSHA notes this will be the last meeting before its Trade Show. Scheduled to be held April 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center, admission is free to visit over 70 exhibits, technical programs and a live band.

“Mark your calendars and join us for this unique annual event. You’ll discover the latest coating industry technologies and get to see the products, services, and equipment in action,” wrote CSHA. “Live demonstrations of the latest corrosion control products and services will be demonstrated a few steps away from Campbell Hall.”

Taking place in Campbell Hall within the Pasadena Convention Center, the schedule of events are as follows:

  • Exhibits: Noon – 10 p.m.
  • Demo fair: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Technical program: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Crawfish dinner and awards: 6 – 7 p.m.

The technical program, “Corrosion Under Insulation and Passive Fire Protection Systems,” will be presented by Dwayne Lum, Strategic Account Manager with Carboline, and Michael Pardo, Non-Metallics Specialist with S&B Engineers and Constructors.

Door prizes, such as Yeti coolers and fishing poles, will be given out throughout the event. Lunch will be available to exhibitors and early arrivals, provided by International Paint.

For more information about Trade Show 2020 and Demo Fair, visit: coatingsocietyofhouston.org/tradeshow.

Annual Painters Competition

Last month, CSHA hosted its 33rd Annual Painters Competition in Pasadena, Texas. This year’s competition, held on March 26, started at 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Fairgrounds.

CSHA was established in 1956 as a charitable organization, reporting that its purpose is to promote “education, best practices in corrosion control and to expand the knowledge and proper use of protection coatings to mitigate the effects of corrosion in the industry.”

The event opened the floor to industrial blasting and coating professionals where they can showcase their painting skills and compete for various prizes and educational opportunities.

To participate, the Coating Society looked for teams of three—composed of a foreman, craftsman and helper—to show off their painting skills. While paint, panel and air were supplied for the competition, teams or their sponsor must supply all other required equipment needed to compete.

CSHA announced that CIMA Services LP of Pasadena, Texas, won first place in the competition. The first-place winners received $1,200, $300 per team member, and free AMPP (formally NACE International and SSPC) training courses.


Tagged categories: Associations; Coatings; Committee meetings; Conferences; Education; Houston Coating Society; Houston Coating Society; Meetings; NA; Networking; North America; Program/Project Management

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