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JUL 2018

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10 JULY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM For more information, contact: Dow Coating Materials, (800) 258-2436, www.dow.com/coatings Expanded U.S. Partnership for Decorative Concrete e American Concrete Institute (ACI) and American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) announced that ACI Committee 310, Decorative Concrete, has become a joint ACI-ASCC commit- tee. e mission is to develop and report information on applying artistic finishes of cast-in-place concrete, avoid duplica- tion of effort, and expedite document development. Joint participation also offers greater prospect of funds for research and experimentation, along with a wider acceptance of results. Two ACI certification programs were also launched, titled "Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher" and "Decorative Concrete Flatwork Technician." Both require a written exam and current certification as a Concrete Flatwork Technician. ASCC will offer the exams at their annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September 2018. For more information, contact: ACI, (248) 848-3800, www.concrete.org U.K. Coatings Group Opens Training, Distribution Hub Industrial protective coatings and repair composites manufacturer Belzona opened a new training and distribution center at its head office in Harrogate, United Kingdom. e company, which is celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2018, said the £6-million facility more than doubles its distribution area floor space, with 12 m (39.4 feet) of usable height, the addition of ~4,000 pallet spaces, and 4,703 m³(166,084.9 ft.³) of total floor area. e training area features a new, fully equipped presentation suite and Dow Opens New Coating Materials Plant in China Dow Chemical opened a new coating materials plant in western China. e new facility, located in the Cheng Mei Petrochemical Zone ~50 km (31.1 miles) from Chengdu, produces acrylic emulsion and additives for the architectural and industrial coating markets. e plant is Dow's first manufacturing site in western China and reflects the company's commit- ment to explore China's emerging western inland markets, as well as its support of the Belt and Road initiative of China's government. Since break- ing ground, the plant has adhered to Dow's global environmental, health, and safety guidelines. Wastewater, waste gas, and solid wastes are treated with advanced techniques and in compliance with China's national and local sustainability requirements. Dannie Vickers' Passing Dannie Vickers lost his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. Vickers began his 43-year career in the coatings business working in the family business, Vickers Industrial Coatings. In 1981, he became a NACE International member, and in 1984 he completed his NACE Coating Inspector (CIP) certifications for levels I, II, and III. Vickers joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 10, 1973, where he was awarded e National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge M-14, and Pistol Expert Badge. In his early years, he was a volun- teer fire fighter and enjoyed bronco riding, hunting, kayaking, and water skiing. For the past two years, Vickers worked for CorChem in Engineering Technical Service. Vickers was a tireless volunteer and pleasure to work with, always promoting membership in NACE and the technical committees. He brought years of knowledge and experience in the corrosion industry to his volunteer service at NACE and in the TCC. He is survived by his mother, Jacque Vickers of Crosby, Texas; his three sons Ray Ellis, Austin Joseph and his wife Lisa, and Brandon Lee and his wife Suzanne, his granddaughter Summer Ray Vickers, his sister Debra Ray Vickers, and his brother Don Clifford Vickers. Vickers is preceded in death by his father, L. Ray Vickers of Crosby, Texas, and his nephew, David Ray Jolly, a student at Southwest Texas University (SW T). Please send condolences to Debra Vickers at debravickers@ymail.com. Industry Briefs

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