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JAN 2019

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12 JANUARY 2019 COATINGSPROMAG.COM WJTA-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMC A) Expo in January 2019 served as a forum to improve safety, technology, and trade by connecting contractors, asset owners, researchers, academi- cians, and suppliers. Approximately 1,000 participants from 33 countries attended from numerous sectors, including industrial, environmental, and municipal waterblast cleaning and field services; industrial and munici- pal vacuuming; coating removal and surface preparation; concrete removal; and hydroexcavation. New to the 2018 event was the inclusion of additional equipment and services, such as pigging/decoking and catalyst services. WJTA noted increased involvement from asset owners, particularly within petrochemicals and refining. e 2019 WJTA-IMC A Expo will be held from November 12–13, also in New Orleans. For more informa- tion, contact: WJTA, (314) 241-1445, www.wjtaimcaexpo.com Texas Water Tank System Wins Top Coating Award A pair of municipal water tanks in Katy, Texas, won Tnemec's 2018 Tank of the Year competition. e legged water tanks were selected by a panel based on criteria including artistic value, significance to the community, and challenges encountered. "Rolf and Peter Goetzinger of Spokane, Washington, used a HydroFlon fluoro- polymer coating system to paint their murals that extend above and below the handrails that encircle the tanks," said Doug Hansen, Tnemec's water tank market director. "e murals repre- sent a connection to the Katy Prairie Conservancy area, where geese go to winter." A 1-million-gal. (3.8 million L) water tank from Cayce, South Carolina, received the most online votes to make it the People's Choice winner. For more information, contact: Tnemec, (800) 863-6321, www.tnemec.com PROSOCO Hires Concrete Flooring Veteran PROSOCO added the technical exper- tise and skills of Matt Herz, a 20-year veteran in the concrete flooring and hard surface care industries. He is now PROSOCO's technical specialist, a new role in which he will consult for concrete flooring and clean and protect product group customers. Herz brings perspective from 15 years in the construction equipment field, having previously worked for equipment manufacturers HTC Inc. and Ermator/ Husqvarna. "Matt's background in equipment also offers a valuable perspective that will benefit customers needing technical consultations on the entire concrete flooring finish process," said Nick Savage, leader of PROSOCO's concrete flooring group. Herz's territory includes western Canadian provinces and several western U.S. states. For more information, contact: PROSOCO, (800) 255-4255, www.prosoco.com RPM International Promotes Three to Senior Staff RPM International, a global leader in specialty coatings, sealants, build- ing materials, and related services, announced three promotions to its senior level staff. According to Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO, the moves are "part of an organizational realign- ment that will support our operating improvement initiatives." As part of this reorganization, the following promo- tions were made: Lonny DiRusso is now the company's vice president and chief information officer; Matthew Franklin Commercial Construction Professionals Enjoy CONSTRUCT 2018 U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) profession- als descended upon Long Beach, California, in October 2018 to attend the three-day CONSTRUCT educational conference and expo. e Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) hosted its 62nd Annual Convention in conjunction with the event. True to its history of breaking down barriers between the different players in the commercial construction process, participants represented virtually all AEC sectors. A two-day exhibition featured more than 175 companies displaying the latest products, services, and technol- ogies, while the Live Demo Pavilion showcased product demonstrations from Behr Pro, Georgia-Pacific, LP Building Products, School Guard Glass, and Sherwin-Williams. CONSTRUCT 2019 will be held in National Harbor, Maryland, from October 9–11, 2019. For more information, contact: CONSTRUCT, (866) 920-0208, www.constructshow.com WaterJet Technology Group Hosts Annual Expo Organized by the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) and held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 2018 Industry Briefs

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