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NOV 2018

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10 NOVEMBER 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Saf-T-Gard Donates to California Wildfire Disaster Recovery As a personal protective equipment supplier, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc., donated several thousand dollars' worth in safety products to the Good360 charitable organization to assist in the California wild re disaster recovery — namely, the California Carr Fire. As the ninth most dangerous re in history, the California Carr Fire burned 229,651 acres (929.4 km²), destroyed more than 1,000 homes, and cost more than $1.65 billion in damage. Although full containment has been achieved, re suppression repair remains ongoing, as does the need for on-ground recovery worker safety. "No one understands the importance of safety in the aftermath of a natural disaster more than Saf-T-Gard, and we were honored to contribute," said Richard Rivkin, president and CEO. For more information, contact: Saf-T-Gard International, Inc., (800) 548-4273, PIP Global Appoints Chief Operating Officer Protective Industrial Products (PIP) announced the appointment of ™omas C. Fry to the position of chief operating ošcer. Based out of PIP's headquarters in Latham, New York, Fry will report directly to Joe Milot, Sr., president and CEO of the company. Fry will have direct respon- sibility for sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, warehousing and logis- tics, information technology, human resources, and order management. He will also focus his e£orts on providing leadership and process improvement to drive accelerated organic growth and acquisition initiatives, as well as converg- ing markets and global expansion. Prior to joining PIP, Fry held executive-level operating roles with multiple organiza- tions spanning from industrial ltration equipment to high-volume consumable products. For more information, contact: PIP, (800) 262-5755, BrandSafway Manager, Training Specialist Earns Recognition James Boudreau, a motorized product manager and training specialist for BrandSafway, earned the 2018 Unsung Hero Award from the Sca£old and Access Industry Association (SAIA). Boudreau was honored for his involvement in advancing SAIA's safety training materials. He helped develop the "Suspended Swing Stages Competent Person Training" course, served as co-chair of the Suspended Council, wrote articles for SAIA's magazine, worked on a safe practices code for suspended stages, and helped develop a suspended platform training video, as well as the Safway rigging and platform training videos. Boudreau has assisted with BrandSafway projects for more than 26 years, serving in roles including product engineer, eld engineer, training specialist, and national account manager. For more information, contact: BrandSafway, (678) 285-1400, Contractor Proud Drawing Raises Funds for Disabled Veterans C h ief Gu it a r Fou nd at ion k ic k s of f its f u nd ra iser "Cont rac tor -P roud Sa lute" d raw i ng on Nov. 1, 2018 i n celebrat ion of Vetera n's Day n at ion- w ide. T he w i nner w i l l be a nnou nced Ja nu a r y 2, 2019. "O u r t roops h ave protec ted u s a nd defended ou r n at ion a l sec u r it y repeated ly a nd consistent ly a nd t he y deser ve ou r g rat it ude," sa id Jef f C leavenger, Freedom Coat i ngs, LL C a nd t he fou nder of C h ief Gu it a r Fou nd at ion. " I c reated t he Fou nd at ion to suppor t wou nded vetera ns." T he d raw i ng is a l so a sa lute to one of t he n at ion's lead i ng m a nu fac t u rers of i nnova- t ive equ ipment for t he coat i ngs i ndu st r y. T he d raw i ng ra ises f u nd s to pu rc h a se A c t ion Trac kc h a i rs for wou nded vetera ns. Donors m ay enter to w i n a beaut i f u l c u stom- pa i nted Ha rle y Dav id son St reet Gl ide Spec i a l a nd a h a nd- c ra f ted t heme g u it a r. " Fu nd s ra ised t h roug h t h is d raw i ng en able u s to reac h t h is n at ion's most ser iou sly wou nded vetera ns. We a re e xc ited to k ic k of f t he 2018 c a mpa ig n," sa id C leavenger. For more i nfor m at ion, cont ac t: C h ief Gu it a r Fou nd at ion, w w w.c h iefg u it a r fou nd at Blastco Receives First NACE International Institute 5 STAR Rating ™e rst company in the world to achieve NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) accreditation is now the rst company to earn the institute's coveted 5 Star rating. In 2016, Blastco, a TF Warren company, received the rst accred- itation from NIICAP, a program designed to validate a coating contractor's quality assurance program, support practices, and production processes. ™e institute's 5 Star rating recognizes a company that maintains, or even exceeds, the high standards required to receive initial NIICAP accreditation. To qualify for 5 Star recognition, a contractor must achieve and maintain an average score of 4.0 or more for both sections of an AS-1 audit, which evaluates a company's business practices, personnel availability, training practices, equipment availability, and company history. As the rst company to earn 5 Star status, Blastco has now set the bar for excellence in the coatings industry. For more informa- tion, contact: NACE International Institute, Industry Briefs

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