SSPC Reaches Half-Century Mark

Marking its 50th year of representation for the coatings industry, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its International Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center.

Scheduled from November 12-16, 2000, the convention boasts seminar sessions, training courses, workshops, and networking opportunities — enabling participants and exhibitors to make valuable contacts.

SSPC 2000 plans to focus on topics of the day, including current trends in surface preparation and coatings; environmental, health and safety issues; project roles and responsibilities; and issues specific to the offshore/marine industry. The conference's scheduled tutorials will provide valuable learning experiences focusing on: soluble salts; underground pipelines and storage facilities; thermal spray; concrete repair; and plural component spray equipment.

More than 3,500 participants from locations throughout the globe are expected to attend, representing areas such as industrial painting contractors; facility owners/ end users; consultants; architects; and suppliers of industrial protective coatings and industry related products and services.

For further information on SSPC 2000 contact: Dee Boyle at (877) 281-SSPC, ext. 202. Potential attendees can also access the organization's Web site at:

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