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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trades Associations Membership - Because It's Worth It

Professional and technical associations are a worthwhile investment for the numerous benefits they provide industrial coating companies.  Some of the reasons why industrial coating associations can be an advantage to YOUR company include: 
  • Ability to share best practices and learn up-to-date information about the coating industry
  • Allow access to participate in educational programs and workshops offered by the association
  • Opportunity to have influence over decision making within the association
  • Open doors to potential customers
  • Qualify for discounts on products/services
  • Bolsters reputation as a member of associations

Below, are some industrial coating related associations and their links. Be sure to check out the information for these associations and the benefits they offer to the industrial coating industry.

NACE International
NACE International offers corrosion control solutions to members through technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, and many other resources. Click here for more information about NACE.

Chemical Coaters Association
The Chemical Coaters Association International provides information and training on surface coating technologies using educational meetings and seminars, training manuals, and more. Click here for more information about CCAI.

Powder Coating Institute
The Powder Coating Institute promotes powder coating technology and communicates the benefits of powder coating to manufacturers, consumers, and government. Click here for more information about PCI.

The American Coatings Association
The ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry.  The organization represents paint and coating manufacturers, raw material suppliers, distributors and technical professionals.  ACA provides advocacy and advancement of the industry through educational and professional development services. Click here for more information about ACA.

The Society for Protective Coatings      
The SSPC is the only nonprofit association focused on protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through high performance protection, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations and health and safety issues that affect the protective coating industry. Click here for more information about SSPC.

The Plastics Industry Trade Association             
Founded in 1937, SPI, The Plastics Industry Trade Association is the association representing one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United States.  They promote industry growth while providing outstanding industry representation and services to members. Click here for more information on SPI.

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