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NOV 2017

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COATINGSPRO NOVEMBER 2017 9 Letters to the editor are always welcome. We reser ve the r ight to edit for space considerations. E-mail responses may be sent to editor@coatingspromag.com. Or mail to: Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine, 4501 Mission Bay Dr ive, Ste. 2G, San Diego, C A 92109 This Month On: coatingspromag.com Letters Web Content @Coating sProMag coating spromag.com facebook.com /Coating sProMag CoatingsPro On the Go Sign up for a free print (in the United States) or digital subscription at www.coatingspromag.com/subscribe Editor, I am a retired NACE peer-reviewed inspector and was interested in [the writer's] comments (CoatingsPro, July 2017, "Workforce Training — Check. Inspectors? Not So Fast"). The problem is not the lack of inspectors but rather the horrible quantity and quality of inspectors that have been turned out to generate income. I think there are many jobs that were "inspected" that actually added no value to the job. How many inspectors are peer reviewed and qualified, I do not know, but I suspect not many, and of those, who really are qualified? Larry Gelner Mr. Gelner, ank you for your letter. We reached out to the article's author for his response. Here's an excerpt: "at is my point exactly. We need qualified inspectors, not just individuals who have passed a level 1 course and exam. Taking an inspection course does not make you an inspector. As an instructor for both NACE and SSPC, I have had students in the level 1 classes who had no experience in the field. ey would not have the experience and this could lead to a coating failure down the road, especially if they were to work independently. is is where the value of the apprenticeship option truly exists. As an apprentice, they would be required to have hours in the field working as an inspector under the supervision of compe- tent, qualified inspectors. e time in the field is not just to qualify them to sit for an exam but to ensure the job is done right." ~Editor Errata: Osborn Contracting Services (www. osborninc.com) deserved credit for applying the polyurea in the article "Iconic Dallas Water Feature Returns With a Splash" (CoatingsPro Magazine, September 2017). We apologize for the oversight. Online Only Check out our online-only articles this month: Five more toolbox talk tips, veter- inarian epoxy floors, and more! www.CoatingsProMag.com/articles and www. CoatingsProMag.com/videos Feature: Upgrade for UK Music Festival Little did the concertgoers at the Glastobury Festival in England know, but their experiences were recently upgraded with newly coated septic tanks. Luckily, this coatings crew was ready to take center stage! ~Photo courtesy of SPI Performance Coatings Limited Feature: Roof Ravaged by Harvey W hen Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, everyone and thing were affected. e rooftop of a Hilton in the Medical District was no different. e hotel, housing many workers from Red Cross, had already been leaking and the hurricane did it no favors. Coating contractors deliv- ered on a watertight system in record time! ~Photo courtesy of Galt Construction, Inc.

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