Featured WVCO Partner: Moulding & Millwork Producers Association

Wood mouldings


Wood mouldings can alter the appearance of any room in your home. Photo via MMPA

Partnerships Like the One We Have With Moulding & Millwork Producers Association Make Us Better, Strong, & Smarter

Through the years, the WVCO Wood Products Division has forged a number of partnerships with leading organizations in our industry so we can better serve the marketplace with high performance patching products, coatings, application equipment, service and supplies.

As a leading producer of wood products relating to cabinets, moulding, doors, trims, overlays and more, we greatly value strategic partnerships like the one we have with the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA).
Moulding & Millwork Producers Association

MMPA, a not-for-profit association, is what some members call “the voice of the moulding industry in North America.” The international trade organization serves manufacturers of wood, MDF and poly moulding and millwork by setting industry standards and promoting quality products domestically and abroad. It also hosts regular educational and networking sessions for it’s members with the goal of improving the industry as a whole.

“From our point-of-view, there were three key items within MMPA we wanted to be connected with,” says Paul Turcotte, Director of Operations at Roland Boulanger & Co. Ltd. “First, the upholding of the WM® standards to which each quality manufacturer should respect….Second, MMPA meetings gather suppliers of machinery and raw material from different parts of the world in a forum atypical to a trade show atmosphere…Third, we strongly believe networking is a critical component of the whole membership package. Making connections to our competitors while interacting with them during educational sessions and social events has proven invaluable over the years.”

“I am amazed at how daily competitors come together and discuss the business obstacles and opportunities within a relatively small industry. The knowledge, experience, and comradeship that is built within the members within the association is an investment for myself and for my company, ” says Al Delbridge, President, East Coast Moulding Co.

Click here to learn more about WVCO partners or visit www.wmmpa.com.

WVCO Partner Spotlight: PIM Corporation

Partnering through service, innovation, and integrity.

For decades, our innovative products like SpikeFast®, PolyQuik Polyurea Performance Products, Wood products, Patching Products, Coatings, Extenders/Fillers, and Custom Robotics (just to name a few) have been solving challenges all over the world thanks to our fine distributors.

We have consistently worked through the years to develop relationships with distributors, manufacturers and the organizations responsible for testing, certifying, and establishing standards throughout Europe, Canada, the United States and beyond!

This month, we would like to spotlight one of these distributors: PIM Corporation, a  construction service & supply company in Piscataway, New Jersey. PIM Corporation has provided maintenance and rehabilitation services for above and under-ground structures, including: highway overpasses, bridges, concrete surfaces, and pipelines for over 30 years.

Since its inception, PIM Corporation has been at the forefront of trenchless technology and above ground applications by working diligently to develop its trenchless replacement and rehabilitation technologies and services.

The Company’s expansive product and service capabilities include: structural waterproofing, pipe bursting and splitting (up-size or size-for-size), structural and semi-structural tight-fit polyethylene pipelining systems, and surface coatings, among others.

Watch in their video demo of a substructure membrane waterproofing using POLYQuik P-480 sprayable polyurea elastomeric coating.

We are proud to partner with companies like PIM Corporation. To learn more about how we can partner with your company or see our list of services, please visit www.wilvaco.com/Services.

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

Photo Source: NACE International on Facebook

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

 

 

 

Willamette Valley Company Releases New Wood Product Solutions Demonstration Video!

We can always tell you about our innovative wood products solutions, including patches, fillers, extenders, coatings, inks, abrasives, tapes, and a wide variety of outstanding application equipment and parts. But why not show you?

We understand that time is valuable, so thanks to the power of social media and web video, it is easier and faster than ever to demonstrate Willamette Valley Company products.

Our newest video demonstrates some of our core chemical, equipment and service solutions for the wood products industry in just five minutes. Let us know what you think!

WVCO is a globally recognized leader for defect repair systems for all grades, species and types of wood based panels.  We are the largest and most diverse producer of putty products, complete with brands such as FAMOWOOD and WOOD-TEX to serve furniture, cabinet, window, sash and door, and marine industries.