Weekly Poll (42)


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?


Technology Publishing Co. recently announced the launch of its new event, “Commercial Contractor Connect.” As a commercial coatings contractor or supplier, what are you looking forward to the most?


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, many industrial coatings-related companies have cancelled or postponed their slated events, conferences and competitions. Do you think the decision will have negative impacts on the 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?


Do you belong to any water-industry groups (AWWA, WEF) in addition to coatings- or corrosion-related associations?


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


How important are industry conferences and trade shows to your business?


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 was your favorite part of NACE Corrosion 2017?


Are you attending NACE International's Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo?


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?


A group of Construction Specifications Institute members have started an online initiative called “Let’s Fix Construction,” encouraging discourse on issues ranging from project collaboration to the lack of technical knowledge in construction documents. Do you believe construction is broken?


How many trade shows or other industry events do you attend per year?


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


How many trade shows or other industry events do you attend per year?


With so many conferences competing for your time and money, what’s your priority for attending or exhibiting?


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


Construction employers want three more months to comment on OSHA’s proposed silica rule. Should OSHA grant the extension?


After decades of non-regulatory approaches, OSHA has proposed a rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you favor this rule?


Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?


What professional association member benefit is (or would be) of most value to you?


How valuable are associations (SSPC, NACE, etc.) to your professional development?


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


Do you plan to attend SSPC 2013?


Some owners have begun to require an individually certified coating inspector for projects, rather than a certified firm. Is this necessary?


A Durability + Design story last week reported on a survey of design professionals about green building and sustainable design, and the survey included a question about the concept of a “durability index.” What is your opinion on such an idea?


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?


Should specified levels of performance in multi-year atmospheric exposure testing be used in coatings performance standards?


 
 
   

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