SSPC Eric S. Kline Award

SSPC Eric S. Kline Award

This award was named in honor of the late Eric S. Kline, Executive Vice President with KTA-Tator, Inc. and SSPC Honorary Life Member in recognition of his leadership and tremendous support of SSPC and the coatings industry. It honors outstanding achievement in industrial coatings work performed in a fixed shop facility. The project can be repair work or new construction.

The qualities that may represent achievement may include the use of state-of-the-art techniques or special coatings, or work with complex structural components (e.g., large, very small, ornate, or intricate) exceptional color, gloss, or texture of the finish.

Past Recipients

  • 2020

    Globe Life Field
    Structure Owner: Texas Rangers
    Contractor: W&W Afco Steel
    Coating Material Supplier: Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

  • 2019

    The Mario Cuomo New NY Bridge (Tappan Zee)
    Structure Owner: NY State Thruway Authority
    Contractor: Hirschfeld Steel
    Contractor: CanAm Bridges
    Coating Material Supplier: Sherwin Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
    Design Manager: HDR Inc.

  • 2018

    Hohe See Offshore Wind Farm, North Sea, Germany
    Structure Owner: EnBW
    Contractor/Applicator: Smulders
    Coating Material Supplier: AkzoNobel

  • 2017

    John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge
    Structure Owner: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
    Contractor/Applicator: Canam-Bridges
    Coating Material Supplier: PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

  • 2016

    SR-589 Veterans Expressway Over Waters Avenue South Bound Structure Number 100532 and North Bound Structure Number 100533 (Veterans Expressway Waters Interchange)
    Structure Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
    Contractor/Applicator: J. Mori Painting, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier: The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • 2015

    Fore River Bridge
    Structure Owner: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
    Contractor/Applicator: Fletch’s Sandblasting, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier: Carboline Company