SSPC Announces Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group Steering Committee
- Group to address standards, guidance in commercial/light industrial coatings sector
Pittsburgh, PA – September 1, 2011
SSPC formally announced today the approval of the new Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group Steering Committee by the SSPC Standards Review Committee (SRC). The SRC approved the formation of this Special Interest Group with the intent of broadening SSPC’s focus and outreach in this sector. Ken Trimber of KTA-Tator, Inc. has been appointed chair of the group, whose inaugural meeting is scheduled for October 4, 2011 in Pittsburgh.
The group was created following a request by SSPC members who have an interest in the development of standards and guides for the commercial and light industrial coatings sector. The initial goal of the group will be to address the issues and problems in surface preparation and coatings in those segments.
According to Bill Shoup, Executive Director of SSPC, “Our roots as an organization are based in standards development, especially in the areas of surface preparation and the use of high performance coatings. We are pleased to have the chance to help advance coatings in this part of the industry.”
To begin the process, attendees at the October meeting will determine the mission, scope and prioritization of topics that the committee will address. Initial discussions will focus on surface preparation standards and guides, paint materials, concrete flooring, air barriers, quality assurance and quality control, the contractor sector with a focus on SSPC’s QP9 and other identified needs.
The meeting will be hosted by SSPC on October 4 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the headquarters of KTA-Tator, Inc. near the Pittsburgh airport.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting should contact Karen Cheng at SSPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-281-2331, extension 2231 by September 23, 2011. Overnight accommodations and shuttle transportation have been arranged with the Main Stay Suites, located approximately one mile from the KTA facility. For reservations, please call 412-490-7343 and request the KTA rate.
SSPC is dedicated to the use of high-performance coatings for the protection and preservation of steel, concrete and other industrial structures. Founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, SSPC is the only non-profit association whose sole mission is to promote and support the use of protective, marine and industrial coatings for corrosion protection. Its surface preparation and other standards are used in painting specifications worldwide to provide a solid foundation for protective coatings work. In addition to standards, SSPC provides painting contractor certification, develops training and certification programs for individuals, provides advocacy, and publishes a wide range of information resources. Membership in SSPC includes over 9,000 coatings professionals and nearly 800 industry-related companies. For more information, visit www.SSPC.org.