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It's a Busy Fall for SSPC Chapters

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SSPC has local chapters in the United Stes, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and South America that enable members to interact with other protective coatings industry decision-makers locally. Chapters create the opportunities to network with your peers and customers as well as learn about industry news and advances in technology and practice. They also bring us together to form lasting relationships with colleagues and customers.

Many chapters hold local events like dinner meetings, training courses, workshops, facility tours, trade shows and golf outings. Chapters give members more chances to get involved with the organization, make contacts and further their professional interests, all at the same time.

Welcome SSPC Panama and SSPC Peru! 

We would like to announce that SSPC has two new international chapters. The SSPC Panama chapter was awarded a petition at the May board meeting, and the SSPC Peru chapter received its charter at the September board meeting. The new chapters are the backbone of SSPC’s LATAM initiative. Both of our new chapters have held very successful meetings and we look forward to their great success. If you are interested in participating in Latin America Chapters, please visit our chapter page at for contact information.

SSPC is also working on establishing chapters in Brazil and Malaysia. If you are interested in participating in either of these chapters, or are interested in working with a chapter or starting a new chapter, please contact Terry Sowers at

Prospective members in South America can take advantage of a Spanish Language individual membership for $50 (U.S. currency) that includes a digital version of the JPCL. Memberships can be purchased online at Before placing your order, contact our member services department at for the $50 discount code.

Upcoming Events for SSPC North America Chapters

SSPC chapters in the United States are ramping up for their Fall activities. We will provide information about upcoming activities in this newsletter as well as on the SSPC Chapter website. If you have any questions about SSPC Local chapters, please contact Terry Sowers, Director of Membership Services at 1-877-281-772, extension 2219 or

Hampton Roads Chapter
December 12-13, 2017
SSPC Spray Applicator Certification (C12)
Colonna’s Shipyard Inc.
400 East Indian River
Norfolk, VA 23523

Georgia Chapter
November 13-16, 2017
SSPC Supervisor/Competent Person Training for Deleading/Hazardous Coatings Removal on Industrial and Marine Structures (C3)
Corrosion Specialties, Inc.
2221 Northmont Parkway, Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096

November 17, 2017
SSPC Supervisor/Competent Person Training for Deleading/Hazardous Coatings Removal on Industrial and Marine Structures Refresher (C5)
Same Location

November 18, 2017
SSPC Lead Worker Safety
Same Location

Midwest Chapter
October 24, 2017
Octoberfest Bowling Classic
Thunder Bowl
18700 Old La Grange Rd
Mokena, IL 60448

Sponsorships are available! Check the SSPC website at

New England Chapter
December 4-9, 2017
SSPC Bridge Coating Inspector Level 2 (BCI)
Sponge-Jet, Inc.
14 Patterson Lane
Newington, NH 03801

North Central Region Chapter
October 9-13, 2017
SSPC Concrete Coating Inspection Course
SSPC North Central Region Chapter at Finishing Trades Institute Upper Midwest
3205 Country Drive, Ste. 150
Little Canada, MN 55117

For all chapter classes, please register at or contact Rachel Clites at

If anyone is interested in participating or starting a chapter, please contact Terry Sowers at


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