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SSPC China Chapter welcomes Sub-Chapter
The SSPC China Chapter recognized a new sub chapter late in 2018, the SSPC-CN Henan Chapter. We also welcome this group to SSPC.


Peru Chapter Plans Protective Coatings Seminar and Chapter Celebration May 31, 2019

Protective Coatings Seminar and Chapter Celebration
Date: May 31, 2019
Location: El Auditorio Samuel Gleiser, Lima-Peru
Featured speaker is Dudley Primeaux, PCS and SSPC Executive Director, Bill Worms delivering an SSPC Organizational Overview.

For those who would like to sponsor or attend, please contact SSPC’s Jim Kunkle  at

On June 6, 2019  SSPC and the SSPC Peru Chapter will be a featured exhibitor at the FIPREC Conference (industrial painting/coatings) running June  6-9. Attending from SSPC is David Tufino and Jim Kunkle. To learn more about FIPREC, please click here.


Hampton Roads Chapter Plans June 21 Golf Outing; Posts Training Events

June 21, Hampton Roads SSPC Golf Tournament
Location:  Sleepy Hole Golf Course
4700 Sleepy Hole Rd.
Suffolk VA  23435
Cost:  Individual $75, Team of 4, $300
Sponsorship Opportunities are available

 Contact:  Courtney Culpepper at


April 26-27   SSPC C7 Abrasive Blasting Program
June 7-8      SSPC C12 Spray Application Certification
June 19-21  SSPC CAS, Coating Application Specialist Certification

Contact Details for the Hampton Roads Chapter can be found by clicking here.

North Central Region Chapter Looking to Fill Officer Positions

The North Central Region Chapter is now accepting nominations for board positions;
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer. 
Please contact John Sierzega before 4/1/2019 if you are interested in running for a position or would like to nominate someone.
Contact information for the North Central Region Chapter can be found by clicking here.


Midwest Chapter Announces Upcoming Events and Training

May 21            Midwest Chapter Dinner Meeting and Plant Tour
Speaker:          Tom Laughlin
Topic:              WJE Inspection into the Next Century
Location:         Wiss, Janney Elstner
                        330 Pfingsten Rd.
                        Northbrook, IL  60062
Cost:                Members, $50.00
6:00 pm           Networking Reception
6:30 pm           Facility Tour
7:30 pm           Dinner/Program

July 11             2019 General Membership Meeting
Location:         Frankie’s Ristorante
Speaker:          Christopher Platt, Elcometer

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

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

October 24      General Membership Meeting
Location:         Frankie’s Ristorante, Tinley Park, IL
Speaker:          Dennis Bilik, MWRD QA/AC

December 19   General Membership Holiday Party

Please note you can register for Midwest Chapter Events on the SSPC Marketplace by clicking here.  


May 6-9           SSPC C3 Lead Paint Removal
May 10            SSPC C5 Lead Paint Removal Refresher
May 11            SSPC Lead Worker Safety


New England Chapter Releases Events/Training Dates

Dinner Meeting and Presentation: 
Topic: Benefits of Isocyanate Free Finishes, Moderator: Norbert Repman III

Date: May 9, 2019
BeerWorks Framingham
345 Cochituate Rd.
Framington, MA 01701

Cost: $35 Per Person

4:30 pm: Brewery Tour
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Networking/Social Hour
6:00 pm: Dinner
6:45 pm: Presentation

To register online click here.

April 23–24   SSPC C7 Abrasive Blasting Program
April 25–26   SSPC C12 Spray Application Certification

Contact Information for the New England Chapter can be found by clicking here.

Northern California Chapter to Dinner Meeting Features “Coating New Concrete” Speaker

Date: April 18, 2019
Topic: Coating New Concrete, Speaker Dan Zavesky, Carboline Company

Zio Fraedo’s Restauratnt
611 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523

5:30 pm: Check in
6:00 pm: Dinner
6:45 pm: Program

Cost:    $25 

Contact Information for the Northern California Chapter can be found by clicking here.

Southern California Chapter Posts Events Through August
April 23: Sylvia Fontes, CIH – Lunch Presentation, Sylvia Fontes, CIH - Presentation on Silica

The Carson Center
3 Civic Center Plaza
Carson, CA 90745

11:00 am: Registration
11:30 am: Buffet Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation

Cost: $30.00 with RSVP and $30.00 at the door, Cash, Check or Credit

June 16-21: SSPC PCI Protective Coating Specialist Course, Commerce, CA

June - Jay Kunick of the Fisher-Group – Presentation on testing instruments – Carson, CA

August - Orange County Sanitation District Facility Tour, Fountain Valley, CA

Contact Information for the Southern California Chapter can be found by clicking here.


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