It all started with a simple question: Is there one place we can go to find jobs at protective coatings companies? This is what 10 students from the Paint and Coatings Technology program at Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades asked their teacher, Lucas Clark, during a class last fall. At the time they had no idea that their simple question would lead to a rare learning opportunity and job offers for each of them.
The NACE International Institute announces the formation of CORROSION PAC, the nation’s only political action committee dedicated to informing legislators about the critical role corrosion control plays in reducing the economic and environmental impact of corrosion in the U.S., and ensuring that corrosion control planning and qualified personnel are utilized to reduce the cost of corrosion.
The U.S. and its allies are serious about battling corrosion on aging aircraft, ships, submarines, and ground vehicles. Officials from the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the German, French, and U.K. ministries of defense are comparing best practices in combatting material degradation on weapon systems and facilities during a four-day workshop (April 23-26), at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.
NACE International, The Corrosion Society, is proud to announce the winners of its 2013 Association Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the corrosion industry.
MATCOR was selected as a finalist in the category of Emerging Technology Company. In order to be considered, finalists must possessproduct/service innovation proprietary technology, growth in revenues and/orearnings, visionary management team, ability to raise capital, and demonstratedthe ability to achieve profitability and long-term growth.
When a Houston-based company purchased a refinery in Nixon about six years ago, it had been mothballed for years — and it showed. Rust streaked the plant's storage tanks and piping.But after refurbishing, the 15,000-barrel-a-day refinery began to process crude oil about a year ago, with every drop coming from the Eagle Ford Shale.
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