Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 21, 2020 – NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings announced today that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has issued a statement of no objection to the combination of the two organizations. This milestone represents the last approval needed to combine the associations.
In May, the NACE-SSPC Transition Team approved the appointment of integration teams consisting of members and staff from both organizations to manage the process of combining the associations’ operations and services. The official transition to one organization is expected to take place on January 1, 2021 with complete integration of the organizations expected to occur in intervals beyond that date.
More information about NACE and SSPC’s mutual efforts to combine can be found here.
About NACE International
Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind with more than 38,000 members in 130 countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion. NACE International provides its membership with numerous benefits and offers the world’s most specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation. www.nace.org
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society focused on the use of protective coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was changed to SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to reflect the evolution of coatings technology and the expanding types of construction materials. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with offices in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and China, more than 16,000 professionals and 420 companies worldwide carry active SSPC certifications.
Today, SSPC promotes the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance protective, marine and industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of training and information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry. www.sspc.org