Weekly Poll (26)


With JPCL and SSPC officially ending its 37-year partnership next month, what are you most excited about regarding the new publication?


At the beginning of 2021, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority officially launched their newly combined organization: The Association for Materials Protection and Performance. Do you feel the combined organization will provide more value to the coatings industry than when the organizations were separate?


Last month, SSPC and NACE International announced that an “overwhelming” majority in each of the associations voted in favor for the two to merge. After over a year of discussions, do you believe this will be a positive step for the coatings industry as a whole?


On Feb. 1, the SSPC Board unanimously approved to proceed with SSPC and NACE merger discussions, taking the spotlight at the Coatings+ 2020 conference with its Town Hall meetings. With NACE’s board meeting approaching March 14, do you predict that the association will also approve moving forward with the merger?


What did you enjoy most about Coatings+ 2020?


Throughout the month of January, SSPC and NACE began a series of updates to keep the industry informed about the ongoing discussions between the organizations regarding their possible merger. Do you think the scheduled release of information and milestone timeline will be beneficial in preparing the industry for the collaboration?


What are you most looking forward to at SSPC Coatings+ 2020?


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?


In August, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the reestablishment of its Pittsburgh chapter, known as the SSPC Steel City Chapter. Do you believe the chapter will attract new members from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, as well as western Maryland and other northeastern states?


Last month, SSPC and NACE confirmed that merger talks were beginning to make headway. With organizations expected to host a membership vote by the second quarter of 2020, do you think industry professionals will be ready to adapt to this possible change?


SSPC and NACE have announced that they will be discussing “synergistic opportunities” amongst one another. Do you think this is a good idea?


What did you enjoy most about SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019?


What are you most looking forward to at SSPC Coatings+ 2019?


SSPC recently opened a call for papers for its Coatings+ conference in Feburary 2019. Will you be submitting a potential presentation?


What did you enjoy most about SSPC 2018?


What do you think of the decision to rename the SSPC conference "Coatings+" starting in 2019?


Registration for SSPC 2018 is now open! Are you planning to attend?


What did you learn the most about at this year’s SSPC conference?


Has your company taken advantage of on-site trainings and certifications at SSPC this year or in the past?


What part of SSPC 2017 are you most excited about?


What are you most looking forward to at SSPC 2018?


Will you be attending the SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT conference Jan. 18-21 in San Antonio?


SSPC is developing an Applicator Certification Standard for commercial painters. What do you think of this idea?


Did you attend SSPC 2013? If so, what did you think?


Do you plan to attend SSPC 2013?


SSPC recently announced the launch of a new Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group that will focus on developing standards and guides related to surface preparation, coatings selection and coatings application for this sector. What do you believe is the most important need in this market?


 
 
   

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