Coatings Connect
Contractor Bulletin
It is QP renewal time again! The QP certification renewals for 2021 have been sent out via email and hard copy postal mail. The online renewal maintenance applications can be submitted via the maintenance forms links at 
View the New QP Certifications and Current Contractors Adding QP Certifications for 3rd Qtr. 2020.
Members Insider
As the merger of SSPC and NACE progresses, a determination will need to be made as to the effective date of when the two membership programs are merged. 

Check us out on Spotify to hear our September episode where Bree McCullough, Multimedia Specialist, and Mike Kline, Director of Technology and Communications, talk to Joyce Wright on her historical presidency at SSPC. And don't miss their latest series of new and experienced industry members coming together to share experiences and advice.

On the first episode, Jessica Davison, Ph.D. candidate at The University of Southern Mississippi, interviews John Whalen, Director of SSPC's Technical Services, about his career and experiences, and gets his best career-path advice. Follow us on Spotify now to make sure you never miss an episode!

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Training & Certification Buzz
As the world slowly starts opening back up, and we get used to our new normal, SSPC is continuing to offer our world-class training courses. We have more than 40 different training & certification courses scheduled for the remainder of 2020!
We now have a training host in San Diego, California who is available on a regular basis. PYR Preservation Services in San Diego, CA will now be a regular hub for SSPC training classes!
Change is what is happening at SSPC. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the impending merger of SSPC and NACE, now is the time to embrace fresh ideas and unique perspectives. 
Standards & Development
SSPC consensus committees are expecting to complete revisions of the following standards before the end of 2020:
Around the Industry
As SSPC and NACE begin taking steps toward combining into one new organization, we are hosting town hall meetings, sending email updates, and posting information online to keep you informed of any news along the way.
As my final days wind down, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you that I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with during my 5+ years at SSPC. Thank you for your support, thank you for your advice, thank you for your assistance as we endeavored on our mission to elevate the coatings industry through our standards, training, certification and education programs.
Upcoming Events
Dec 2020
Despite the postponement of Coatings+ 2021 until December 13-16, 2021, we are still accepting nominations for the Women in Coatings Impact Award through December 18, 2020.
Dec 2021
Over the past couple of months, leaders at SSPC and NACE have deliberated over the most appropriate path forward for SSPC's Coatings+ 2021 conference scheduled to be held in Phoenix, AZ this coming February. It became apparent that attempting to hold the event at the same standard we have in the past in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is just not feasible, nor would it be safe for our members, attendees, or staff. Because of this we have decided to postpone the conference until December 13-16, 2021.
Aug 2022
Similarly to Coatings+, leaders at SSPC as well as the Department of Defense mutually agreed to postpone the 2021 DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will still be held in Tucson, AZ, with new dates of August 8-11, 2022.
Strategic Materials
Chapter Corner
On Wednesday, September 16, the SSPC Gulf Coast Chapter held a Virtual Panel Discussion. The topic was “The Current Economic State of the Oil & Gas Industry + Impact of COVID-19.”

A member-led integration team comprised of SSPC and NACE members is working with staff from both organizations to provide recommendations to the Steering Committee that has oversight for all merger integration activities and efforts. Until those recommendations are finalized and approved, all current

SSPC Chapters should continue their operations as normal. 

Just For Fun
Please welcome Kate and Linda to the SSPC family!