TPC Conducting Industrial Coatings Survey


Technology Publishing Company, publisher of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and PaintSquare Daily News, is conducting a confidential survey to determine industrial coatings professionals’ satisfaction with the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) since its formation in 2021, when SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings merged with NACE International.

“It has been over two years since the SSPC and NACE merger,” said Brion Palmer, CEO of TPC. “Your assistance in completing this brief survey will determine how Technology Publishing can better serve your professional needs in the future.”

The survey can be completed here. Responses will close on Feb. 15.

Merger Background

In March of 2019, the SSPC and NACE announced the beginning of merger talks. By August of that year, the organizations announced the mutual decision to bring McKinley Advisors on board as a guiding entity for the two organizations’ merger discussions, in addition to advising the organizations through considerations related to strategic, financial and cultural barriers, among others.

In April 2020, the organizations opened a two-week-long voting period to its members after more than a year of discussions between the leadership of both organizations. The voting period closed on April 17, revealing that 88.3% of SSPC members and 89% of NACE members voted in favor of the merger.

In June of 2020, SSPC and NACE announced that the two groups had officially entered into a definitive agreement to combine. Following months of organizational meetings to establish of a governing structure, the newly formed AMPP organization officially launched in January of 2021.

About the Survey

The TPC survey is open to all protective and marine coatings contractors, including current AMPP members, as well as former SSPC members. Results are confidential and will not be shared outside of the company.

Technology Publishing thanks you in advance for your participation in this industry survey.


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