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MAY 2017

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10 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada, representing the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event for face-to-face interaction, product reviews, educa- tion, and networking. Attendance rose from 9,493 in 2016 to 11,273 this year, while the number of companies represented increased from 462 to 476. e trade show floor was completely sold out, topping out at more than 131,000 sq. ft. (12,170 m 2 ) and 1,317 total booths. at marked the largest show in the event's 62-year history. Meanwhile, the event also included a robust educational conference program. e program consisted of 122 educa- tion hours and 44 sessions, as well as special events and show floor educa- tion sessions. For more information, contact: Int' l Roofing Expo, (972) 536-6415, www.eRoofingExpo.com Reader Inquiry #4670 CORROSION 2017 Breaks New Ground More than 6,500 corrosion profession- als, vendors, and educators from over 60 countries came together in late March in New Orleans, Louisiana for CORROSION 2017, NACE International's 72nd annual conference. Hundreds of symposia, technical meetings, forums, and poster sessions covered all areas of corro- sion control and mitigation, including coatings. Meanwhile, the inaugural Contractor Awards Program from CoatingsPro Magazine honored leading coatings projects and crews. Attendees also visited the world's largest corro- sion exhibition, with 714 booths and Firestone Building Products Acquires Gaco Western Firestone Building Products agreed to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in silicone roofing systems and provider of waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for both commer- cial and residential applications. e acquisition strengthens Firestone's industry position in commercial roofing and expands its presence in residential and commercial building products. Founded in 1955, Gaco is privately owned and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. With brands including GacoFlex, GacoRoofFoam, and GacoWallFoam, the company produces silicone polyurethanes, epoxies, and acrylic liquid coatings for roofs; decking and waterproofing products that protect pedestrian surfaces, concrete, metal, and plywood; and open- and closed-cell foam products. All Gaco products are made at the company's manufacturing and research and development (R&D) facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more infor- mation, contact: Gaco Western, (800) 331-0196, www.gaco.com Reader Inquiry #4669 2017 Int'l Roofing Expo Welcomes 11,000+ e International Roofing Expo (IRE) took place from February 28 to March Industry Briefs sponsored by: Webcast Navigating Today's Wet and Vapor Abrasive Blasting Technologies Sponsored By: GRACO Learn about different wet and vapor abrasive blasting methods, their advantages and disadvantages, and five things to consider before choosing your next blasting equipment. Speaker: Lowell Wade Hannon (Wade) High Performance Coatings & Foam Area Sales Manager Graco Inc. Watch On Demand Now: www.coatingspromag.com/coatingspro-webcast

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