Throughout the history of our company, the long-standing partnerships we have forged with key organizations like SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority have enabled us to better serve our customers by giving us access to the latest technologies and resources in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification. These two non-profit professional associations have proven to be valuable resources to companies like WVCO that specialize in high-performance concrete repair and preservation products, color-stable coatings, floor coatings, and spray coatings among other things.
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings promotes the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. More than 16,000 professionals and 420 companies worldwide carry active SSPC certifications. The association is also the leading source of training and information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.
NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority serves all industries impacted by corrosion. With more than 38,000 members in 130 countries, NACE international provides its membership with numerous benefits and offers the world’s most specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.
In recognizing that SSPC and NACE International’s mission, products, and services naturally complement one another, it was announced this month that the two organizations have begun to explore opportunities to work together to better serve their members. This is great news for businesses like ours that benefit from the resources, research, and training these two organizations provide for their members.
“NACE and SSPC have a long history together going back to 1950 when SSPC was founded. NACE was part of the initial group, along with AISC and others, that established the original charter for SSPC. Although we’ve competed in some areas in recent years,” says Garry Manous, President of the SSPC Board of Governors, “overall we share a common goal of bettering society through the development and delivery of education and information that makes the professionals we serve the best they can be. It only makes sense that we explore whether we can better serve our mutual constituencies as partners than as separate organizations.”
“Our organizations really are complementary in many ways,” says Terry Greenfield, NACE International’s 2019-2020 President. “This is an opportunity to see if bringing together the best parts of each organization will make it easier for the stakeholders we share to access everything they need in one place vs two. If we combine our best services and products, our members and customers won’t have to move between two organizations and they’ll know they’re getting the most comprehensive options available.”
Over the next few months, SSPC and NACE member leaders and staff will convene to discuss possible benefits and challenges of working together. We will be eager to find out the outcome of those discussions and look forward to the potential benefits to association members. To learn more about these associations please visit www.sspc.org and www.nace.org.
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