Weekly Poll (7)


In late October, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that merger discussions were continuing. In moving forward with intentions to keep both existing brands as separate entities in the marketplace and create a hybrid structure that includes both corporate and individual membership options and combines value propositions, do you believe the merger will positively benefit the industry?


Some of the industry’s largest companies have merged or discussed merging in recent years. Will this trend continue in the years to come?


Numerous mergers and acquisition in the coatings and chemical industry were announced in 2016. Do you think it will keep pace in 2017?


Numerous mergers and acquisition in the coatings and chemical industry were announced in 2016. Do you think it will keep pace in 2017?


Mergers have been everywhere in the coatings industry lately, with giants like Sherwin-Williams and Valspar, Dow and DuPont getting in on the act. Are all these corporate marriages good news or bad?


The FTC is trying to block Graco’s takeover of ITW Finishing, saying it would create a monopoly that would hurt the industry. Should the deal proceed?


Intense merger and acquisition activity in recent years is reshaping the paint and coatings industry with fewer, larger players. Where do you think this activity will have the greatest impact?


 
 
   

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