The purpose of the Midwest Chapter is to support the mission of SSPC by aiding in the dissemination of information about good practice and new technology in the protection of industrial structures by coatings and linings and by encouraging and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among facility owners, industrial painting contractors, specifiers, consultants, and suppliers. Providing resources and local training and certification opportunities while assisting and bringing local members together.

As a member of the SSPC you understand the importance of participating and networking with others in the coatings industry. We partner with our members utilizing decades of industry experiences, functional expertise, and industry consulting that goes beyond the norm to drive results. We hope that your active participation will enable you to build your business, career, and lasting relationships thus better utilize this incredible industry resource to reach your vision of success and grow your business.

We ask our members to work in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. We ask them to be just as involved in this relationship as we are. With that, we have found that when people contribute to the success, you have a chance. If you want to be successful you have to have commitment from both sides.

Our membership is the backbone of the SSPC Midwest Chapter and your participation and ideas are both welcome and needed. On behalf of your SSPC Midwest Chapter 2019 Board, I would like to welcome you and ask you to join us.

The geographic area of the Midwest Chapter encompass: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri.


Chapter Officers


Dan Hendrick
Shamrock Industrial Services Division
12755 S LaCrosse Avenue
Alsip, IL. 60803
Phone: (708) 417-0889
Email: dhendrick@shamrockisd.com


Ernie Dunbar
K2 Industrial Services, LLC.
2552 Industrial Drive
Highland, Indiana 46322
Email: ErnieDunbar@k2industrial.com

Vice Chair

Eliot Phillips
PPG Industrial and Marine
5151 W. 122nd. St.
Alsip, IL 60803
Phone:(312) 623-4382
Email: ephillips@ppg.com


Gregory Bairaktaris
Era Valdivia Contractors
11909 S Ave 0
Chicago IL 60617
Phone:(773) 721-9350
Email: gbairaktaris@eravaldivia.com

Steering Committee

James Creed
Carboline Coatings, Linings & Fireproofing
1385 101st St.
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone:(708) 638-2292
Email: jcreed@carboline.com

Steering Committee

Scott Arendt
5400 Janes Avenue
Downers Grove IL 60515
Phone:(708) 531-9905
Email: scotta@drycogroup.com

Steering Committee

Kevin Irving
Abiding Group, Inc.
13167 Stone Creek Ct
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: (815)-693-4242
Email: kevin@abidinggroup.com

For more information: Contact Dan Hendrick at dhendrick@shamrockisd.com


General Membership Meeting
Date: July 11, 2019
Location: Frankies Ristorante, Tinley Park, IL
Speaker: Christopher Platt, Elcometer

Annual SSPC Midwest Chapter Golf Outing
Date: August 22, 2019
Location: Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park, IL

Chicago Whitesox Night at the Park
Date: September 27, 2019
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field

SSPC BCI Level 1 & Level 2 Training
Date: October, 2019
Location: K2 Hammond, Indiana

General Membership Meeting
Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Frankies Ristorante, Tinley Park, IL
Speaker: Dennis Bilik MWRD, QA/QC

General Membership Holiday Party
Date: December 19, 2019
Location: Frankies Ristorante, Tinley Park, IL

For more information about SSPC Chapters,
please contact Cara Blyzwick at blyzwick@sspc.org