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MAR 2016

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16 MARCH 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM and Expo, held Nov. 18–20, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Attendance was 19,058, a signifcant increase over the 2014 event. Tere were 548 exhibiting companies participating in 144,300 square feet (13,405.9 m²) of exhibit and display space on the trade show foor. "Every year, Greenbuild brings world-class education and programming to the green building community and continues to maintain the standards that make Greenbuild the most sustainable building confer- ence in the world," said Kate Hurst, vice president of community, conferences, and events, USGBC. "From impact- ful education sessions to dynamic speakers and engaging summits, this year's show represented all facets of green building for the nearly 20,000 attendees." Greenbuild 2016 Iconic Green is scheduled for Oct. 5–7, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. For more infor- mation, contact: Greenbuild Expo, Reader Inquiry #4564 SPI Performance Coatings Appoints Head of Operations Leading supplier of protective plural compo- nent sprays, SPI Performance Coatings, has appointed a head of operations after a period of consistent growth. As the company continues to increase its Europe-wide customer base, Keith Davidson has been tasked with implementing a number of key systems and procedures designed to support and continu- ally improve the customer journey. Managing Director Marcus Lockett comments on the appointment: "SPI has become well-known for its unrivaled levels of customer support, and we are committed to adding to our team in ways that will help us maintain such standards. Keith 's main focus will be to make sure we have all the right behind-the-scenes operational proce- dures in place so that we can deliver the very best service to our customers as we continue to grow." Having left a senior position in the warehouse ft-out industry, Keith brings with him more than three decades' commer- cial experience perfectly suited to his new role. For more information, contact: SPI Performance Coatings, Reader Inquiry #4565 Tnemec Company Names Cory Brown Vice President, Technical Services Tnemec Company, a leading manufacturer of high-per- formance protective coatings, has named Cory Brown as vice president, Technical Services, according to Chase Bean, executive vice president. In his new position, Brown will oversee the company's staf of product development specialists and analytical laboratory and technical service technicians. "Cory has served an important leadership role at Tnemec, where he has directed various departmental resources related to product research and development from concept to commercialization," Bean acknowledged. "With nearly 20 years in the coating industry, he ofers expertise in employee training and management, technical writing, product development, operations, and competitive analysis." Brown is a certifed coating inspector with NACE International and is active in the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). For more information, contact: Tnemec Company, Inc., (800) 863-6321, Reader Inquiry #4566 T.F. Warren Group — Blastech Division Opens New Location in Canada With more than 30 years' experience in protective coating and rubber lining applications, the T.F. Warren Group has combined the expertise of Blastech and Brant Corrosion to ofer superior solutions of spray-applied liquid coatings and rubber linings for tank car interiors, further extending their market reach. In November 2014, the company contracted with Watco Compliance Services to complete their application. Although the company had the capacity to accept and move rail cars, additional facility upgrades were required to ensure a more efective method for the safe handling of the cars for processing. Construction included installation of two external rail lines, switches, exterior transfer table, rail stops, interior concrete work with rail, as well as work platforms and an upgraded ERP system. Te T.F. Warren Group — Blastech Division, Brantford, Ontario, is proud to announce that they have completed the comprehen- sive compliance audit by the Bureau of Explosives for initial M-1003 certifca- tion. Te facility is American Association of Railroads (AAR) M1003 certifed to M1002 requirements. For additional information on our corporation, contact: T.F. Warren, Reader Inquiry #4567 Industry Briefs

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