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MAR 2017

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COATINGSPRO MARCH 2017 11 comes to Sto with 20 years of experi- ence in various segments of the construction, insulation, and building materials industries, with a consistent record of exceeding sales targets and building lasting relationships for his employers, the company said. "We are very pleased to have Pat join the sales team at Sto Corp.," said Paul Bieber, vice president of sales for Sto Corp. "He has a broad range of experience in consultative selling and regional sales management that will be invaluable at Sto." For more information, contact: Sto Corp., (800) 221-2397, www.stocorp.com Reader Inquiry #4645 SSPC 2017 Overview T he Societ y for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2017 conference was held Jan. 30 ‒Feb. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Flor ida. With thousands of attendees, the event inc luded four days of technica l sessions, SSPC cer tif ications and training courses, an annua l awards luncheon and business meeting , peer for ums, panel d iscussions, committee meetings, and net work ing events. Presentations covered ever y thing f rom inspection and testing through sur face preparation to the selection of coatings and application. More than 150 ex hibiting companies at the event 's ex hibit ha l l were able to spea k d irect ly w ith faci lit y ow ners, contractors, equipment suppliers, and manufacturers. Organizers announced that the next itera- tion of the conference w i l l be held Januar y 15 -18, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more infor mation, contact: SSPC , (412) 281-2331, w w w.sspc2017.com Reader Inquiry #4646 World of Concrete 2017 Recap e World of Concrete 2017 conference provided exhibitors and attendees with a successful platform to start the year, according to developers of the event, held Jan. 17‒20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. is international event drew 50,770 registered professionals and featured 1,455 exhibitors across 681,196 ft2 of space. e conference featured special product and action areas, including demonstrations of a producer center, material handling, concrete repair and demolition, world of masonry, and construction technol- ogy. Special sessions were also held to spotlight products and technolo- gies in the decorative concrete and the precast/prestressed sectors. New showcase areas included concrete masonry and concrete reinforcement. e next U.S. edition of the confer- ence will be held January 22‒26, 2018. For more information, contact: World of Concrete, (972) 536-6376, www.worldofconcrete.com Reader Inquiry #4647 Dunn-Edwards Merges With Nippon Paint U.S. architectural, industrial, and high-performance paints manufac- turer Dunn-Edwards Corp. has entered into a merger agreement with Osaka, Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Nippon Paint is the world 's fourth-largest paint THICKNESS MEASUREMENT OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS Coating Thickness Material Analysis Microhardness Material Testing (860)683-0781 www.fischer-technology.com info@fischer-technology.com Robust, fast and reliable For ships, bridges, off-shore plat- forms, pipelines and structures Measures in accordance with SSPC-PA2, IMO-PSPC and others From basic "readings only" to stats and detailed inspection plans Surface Profile Measurement Easy and affordable ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Accurate and precise measurement of coating thick- ness with the Fischer FMP Series Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #135

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