In the fall of 2019, the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and NACE International (NACE) announced the two organizations chose a third party to help them better understand how the two organizations could align to better serve the protective coatings industry. Those talks continued through the end of 2019 and into early 2020. Discussions were held during the SSPC’s Coatings+ conference, and a vote on the potential merger is being brought before members April 3-17.

This post will serve as a thread for industrial coating contractors to share relevant information and discuss their thoughts so contractors can be on the same page.

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Comment below with any thoughts or information you have to help others prepare for the vote in April.