NACE International Helps to Lead the Way to More Corrosion Control Solutions and Resources

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Transportation and infrastructure companies faces a number of serious challenges; corrosion being among the biggest.  Corrosion can cause dangerous and expensive damage to everything from vehicles, home appliances, and water and wastewater systems to pipelines, bridges, and public buildings.

Our mission is to better serve our industry by finding solutions to challenges like corrosion, and the valuable partnerships we have with organizations such as NACE International, allows us to do so.

NACE International is the leader in the corrosion engineering and science community. The organization has served the high-performance coatings industry by developing corrosion prevention and control standards for many decades.  The group was originally founded by corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry back in 1943.  Back then, it was known as  “The National Association of Corrosion Engineers”.  Today, they are recognized as the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion.

The organization strives to enrich their members by providing helpful training resources and access to the latest information on products, services, tips, and techniques in their publications like Materials Performance (MP), CoatingsPro Magazine, CorrDefense, NACE Corrosion Press, InspectThis! and StayCurrent.

To learn more about NACE International and their commitment to corrosion control solutions, please visit them www.nace.org

Articles cited in this post: Corrosion – A Natural but Controllable Process By Gretchen A. Jacobson – Materials Performance Managing Editor

 

 

 

WVCO to Showcase POLYQuik at WasteExpo 2014!

PhotoSource: YouTube WasteExpo 2013 – Slideshow

This has been another busy season for Willamette Valley Company!  Reps from our POLYQuik division are headed to Atlanta, GA to join over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment and technologies the industry has to offer at WasteExpo 2014!

Source: WasteExpo Facebook Page

The event takes place inside the Georgia World Congress Center April 28, 2014- May 1, 2014 and is considered to be North America’s largest solid waste and recycling trade show serving both the private and public sectors.

Now in it’s 45th year, WasteExpo joins industry leaders to discuss and learn about the latest trends, policies and issues the waste industry is facing. We will be there there to contribute to the conversation and demonstrate what POLYQuik can do for polymeric protection, repair and waterproofing in waste environments.

This event is a rare opportunity to gain an international perspective of the global waste community. Last year, the event welcomed participants from 64 countries, all looking to share ideas and problem solve with the colleagues in the global waste community.

We hope you will stop by our booth, 2465, to say hello and to learn more about the many solutions POLYQuik can offer!

Service Project Beneftting Operation Gratitude to Take Place at the 2014 ASLRRA Annual Convention

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Members from our Railroad Division team are gearing up for the 2014 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in San Diego California later this month.

The event, April 22-25, is the railroad industry’s premier education and networking convention addressing railroading’s hottest issues.  Representatives from the WVCO Railroad Division will be demonstrating products we manufacture for the railroad industry including SpikeFast® at booth #607 in the exhibition hall.

This year’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention is more than just a convention. This is also an opportunity for members of our industry to participate in a special service project benefiting Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages (more than 150,000 annually) to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

The goal is to create 500 hygiene kits to go in the care packages and 250 paracord survival bracelets. The convention will also have letter writing stations set up around the room with drop boxes where participants can write a message of thanks for a military member serving overseas. ASLRRA’s goal is to have 1,000 notes written by the end of the convention.

ASLRRA is a non-profit trade association, proudly representing more than 510 short line, regional, Class I, switching, transload, transit and tourist lines and over 460 Associate Business Suppliers.