Partnerships Like the One We Have With SSPC Make Us Better, Strong, & Smarter

Photo Source: The Society for Protective Coatings – SSPC via Facebook

The partnerships that we have forged through the years have enabled us to better serve our customers by giving us access to the latest technologies, methodologies, and resources.

One such partnership is the one that we have with The Society for Protective Coatings (aka SSPC), a professional association for the industrial protective and marine coatings industry.

Since 1950, SSPC has worked tirelessly advance the technology and promote the use of protective coatings to preserve industrial, marine and commercial structures, components and substrates. It is estimated that there are currently about 9,700+ members worldwide. There are also approximately 863 corporate members.

SSPC is the only non-profit association that is focused on 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.

Here are some highlights of some of their many contributions to our industry:

• SSPC develops and publishes widely used industry standards for surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, painting contractor certification, and testing. Standing committees periodically review and update the standards as required.

• SSPC produces books, technical manuals, training courses, professional certification programs and information regarding environmental regulations and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

•SSPC has also begun developing resources for the commercial-light industrial industry.

•SSPC launched the SSPC Annual Conference featuring GreenCOAT in 2011, which is held in the United States each year for SSPC members and affiliates. Other regional meetings are held throughout the USA and other parts of the world via SSPC’s Chapter system.

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WVCO Division Spotlight: Canadian Willamette Industries

Back in 1952, our founders could have never imagined we would go from a small Pacific Northwest company distributing mill supplies and wood products to a multinational corporation serving customers in a range of industries throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, and South America.

The outstanding team at Canadian Willamette Industries, a subsidiary company of Willamette Valley Company, plays an important role in how we are able to serve the international community so efficiently.

Canadian Willamette Industries was launched in 1966 and is now a leading solutions provider for innovative patches, fillers, coatings, inks, extenders, application equipment, and other parts and supplies for the wood and concrete industries.

Canadian Willamette Industries is headquartered in Surrey, BC

CWI is headquartered in Surrey, BC, but the company has technical sales representatives throughout Canada ready to supply high quality industrial products, custom application equipment and other services for the concrete, trucking and wood industry which include:

  • Blended truckloads and reduced inventory levels with our just in time (JIT) inventory system.
  • Worry free inventory management.
  • Reusable Pallets that minimize disposal hassles and recycling costs.
  • In-House Trucking that takes care of the coordination and scheduling for you.
  • All CWI products pass a number of quality control tests before shipping, to ensure that our customers receive a quality product each and every time.
  • Custom application equipment to achieve the highest performance out of our products.
  • A guaranteed supply of filler and extenders to meet your plywood glue room requirements.
  • Robotic Spray Booths that help to maximize product usage and provide a safe working environment for employees
  • Option to use our returnable collapsible totes which are lighter than metal and fold down for easy for cost effective returns.

Like us, Canadian Willamette Industries is defined by their corporate mission statement “PARTNERING THROUGH SERVICE, INNOVATION AND INTEGRITY”– the same credo that has served us since 1952.

To learn more about CWI and our other divisions, please visit

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Product Spotlight: POLYQuik’s FamoCrete Instant Concrete Repair

Companies across the globe turn to us for solutions to a variety of challenges ranging from railroad repair, automation system improvements, lumber mills production challenges, concrete repair and more.

POLYQuik’s Famocrete™ Instant Concrete repair is one of our most popular solutions used in the transportation and infrastructure markets. Famocrete™ is mostly commonly used to repair:

Walls – fill voids or patch defects
Pillars – repairs damaged areas
Sidewalks – fixes transitions or spalls
Curbs – repairs broken or damaged areas
Joints – supports and seals

It’s sag-resistant features makes it ideal for vertical and horizontal repairs. As you will see in this demo video, Famocrete™’s fast curing and excellent adhesion properties allows for a strong bond to concrete and quick return-to-service:

To learn more about POLYQuik Fillers and Sealants and other concrete repair products,  please visit Performance Products, a Division of Willamette Valley Company.