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With billions of people around the world active on social media, you cannot afford to neglect this vital advertising platform. Ignoring the internet only limits your number of potential customers. However, getting started on social media and creating a brand reputation online can be very intimidating. Staying on top of the best platforms and posting the content necessary to build your following might become overwhelming. But each like and share is another step closer to success. Here’s what to do if you’re starting a social media branding strategy from scratch. Know the facts Research is an essential component of a successful social media ...
Window treatments are like attractive accessories for your home. Quite simply, they complete the look and style that you’re aiming for, and enhance your quality of life. When you’re living in the same place 24/7, you want your interior to be appealing.  Just like accessories complete an outfit, trending window treatments make your home look so much better. We’ve chosen five of the best trending window treatments to take your home through 2020 and beyond. Customized blinds Blinds aren’t simply vertical or horizontal anymore. Times have changed and the industry now produces a massive variety of styles, designs and colours that can match any interior ...
Creating a business partnership has long been known to be a beneficial arrangement for both entities. Complementary talents can be harnessed, together with other resources such as business networks.  Goals are typically achieved when in-depth research has been conducted as there are many serious elements to consider before signing on the dotted line. It is always advisable to take the necessary time to establish the potential for a successful partnership before making a final commitment. Reasons for a partnership First understand why you want to engage in a partnership. If your reason is to expand your target market, then identify a company ...
The Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap) is a supplementary policy by private insurance companies to cater for additional health services and supplies not covered by the original Medicare plan. Persons with an active Medicare policy can purchase the Medigap plan to provide for copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Anyone contemplating buying this policy should have the following in mind. The Plans A Medigap member can access extra health services that are not covered by Medicare for a monthly premium. These additional services are in the form of Medicare supplement plans 2021 . The plans are further classified from A to N with E, H, I, ...
Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine. This unified endeavor brings together two non-profit professional associations who are global leaders in corrosion and coatings standards, training, and certification. “This is an important and exciting step forward for everyone involved in the fields of corrosion and coatings,” said SSPC President-Elect Sam Scaturro. “We’re bringing together the best of two strong organizations and providing our stakeholders with more value at a time when they need ...
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. Among other things, the legislation provides $1.5 trillion to our nation’s transportation systems, including highways, bridges, public transit, airports, and ports. “NACE International applauds the House of Representatives on passing comprehensive infrastructure legislation at a time when America needs it the most,” said Bob Chalker, NACE Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to funding important projects throughout the nation, increasing public safety, and putting millions of Americans back to work, the bill ensures bridges are protected from corrosion and corrosion planning is ...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – On the heels of the inaugural virtual ceremony, CoatingsPro Magazine has launched its fifth annual Contractor Awards Program, including enhancements from the 2020 program. Designed to acknowledge the outstanding work of coatings contractors that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance coatings, the awards program acknowledges six categories: Commercial Concrete Commercial Roof Industrial Concrete Industrial Steel Specialty Project (any project that doesn’t fit into the other categories) Contractor/Crew MVP From the new enhancements instituted with the 2020 Contractor Awards Program, we will continue ...
Medicare Advantage is the name given to a type of Medicare coverage offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to provide medical services. While Medicare Advantage plans have many things in common, they also have some important differences. Before signing up for a Medicare Advantage plan you should understand these differences and make sure that you get the plan that offers the types of coverage that you need. Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage for people who already have or are eligible for Medicare Parts A and B . This coverage includes hospitalization, doctor visits, and many required tests and procedures. The ...
Speak to Your Loved One It is important to speak to the senior in your life when you are taking their needs into account. As an individual becomes older, it is often preferred by that individual that they keep as much of their independence as they can. You will find that many seniors will be very against the idea of transitioning out of their home or living on their own. While living alone is not always an option for some seniors, many seniors live at home alone healthily and happily. It is important to keep this conversation open with your loved one. Consider In-Home Services Many seniors feel that in-home services means that they are losing ...
Houston, Texas – The NACE International Institute (NII) announced today that a new award has been named for the late Oliver Moghissi, Ph.D., a globally recognized expert in the advancement of corrosion control technologies and an advocate for the corrosion industry. Moghissi devoted his career to developing and implementing technology to optimize corrosion management programs and was an active member of NACE International where he chaired numerous technical and administrative committees, received the Presidential Achievement Award in 2003, was recognized as a NACE Fellow, and served on the Board of Directors for many years including a term as the association’s ...
Houston, Texas – On June 5, President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law. The legislation makes substantive reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a popular loan offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The law, which passed with overwhelming support from Congress, provides clarity and flexibility to PPP recipients. For a complete breakdown of the changes, please  click here . For more information on the PPP or other legislative activities impacting the corrosion industry, please contact NACE’s Manager of Government Relations Adam Christopher at  Adam.Christopher@nace.org . About ...
Houston, Texas – NACE International today announced that Cynthia O’Malley, Executive Director of the Master Painters Institute LLC (MPI), has been tapped to serve as its Chief Integration Officer (CIO) as the association embarks on combining with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. In her new role, O’Malley will provide strategic and operational leadership to support the integration of NACE and SSPC into one new organization. “Cindy has a long history with both NACE and SSPC and brings a wealth of experience, business savvy, and technical expertise in the field of protective coatings that will benefit the new organization during the transition and for ...
To Our Membership and Corrosion and Coatings Community, What we have seen unfold before our eyes this month has been traumatic for all of us. It is just  one of many examples of oppression and violence that has been perpetrated against men and women of color for decades.  This system of injustice has been deeply ingrained in our society and it affects every one of us. It devastates families, has a negative impact on communities, and it must stop.  NACE and SSPC are committed to supporting the professional needs of our members, but we recognize that our industry community is not free of prejudice. While each of us can only control our own individual actions, ...
Dear Members,  We are pleased to announce that, after extensively cleaning our facilities and employing safety precautions recommended by the WHO and CDC in the US, our Houston Training Center will reopen at limited capacity beginning Sunday, May 31. Additionally, many of our face to face classes outside of Houston will be resuming as well. We have requested that each of the facilities we use follow our safety guidelines in conjunction with local and state guidelines. Where needed, additional supplies will be sent to ensure all classes have everything required. Student and instructor safety are our top priority. With that in mind, we have taken, and will continue ...
Houston, Texas – May 11, 2020 - Due to circumstances arising from the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the continuing danger it poses to public health and safety, the NACE International Board of Directors regrets to announce that CORROSION 2020, NACE’s Annual Conference & Expo will not take place in Houston this June 14-18. Originally scheduled for March 2020, the association postponed its conference based on guidelines available at that time from the U.S. Government, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization. Since then the COVID-19 outbreak has escalated worldwide. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order which ...
Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -  NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, announced today that Robert H. Chalker has been named Chief Executive Officer of the new, combined organization that was approved by ballot of both NACE and SSPC membership bodies in April. Bill Worms, who has served as Executive Director of SSPC since 2015 will remain at the helm of SSPC while the process of combining the organizations begins. The staff and office facilities of SSPC will remain in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chalker has nearly 20 years of association management experience and has served as CEO of NACE International since 2010. Prior ...
Houston, Texas – NACE International today announced its members have voted to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. During the two-week voting period, thousands of NACE stakeholders worldwide cast votes with an overwhelming 89% in favor of combining forces with SSPC. The vote came after more than a year of discussions between the member leadership of both organizations and a unanimous vote this past March by NACE International’s Board of Directors in favor of a resolution to bring the combination to a member vote. “With what is clearly a resounding ‘yes,’ the NACE membership has spoken,” said NACE President ...
San Diego, California – CoatingsPro Magazine proudly announces the winners for the 2020 Contractor Awards Program, designed to showcase and recognize the projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance coatings. Project and individual submissions were rated by CoatingsPro’s Editorial Advisory Group, composed of industry experts, with help from the technical editor. It is our pleasure to announce the winners in each category: Commercial Concrete: 1st place: Decorative Concrete of Virginia for “SeaQuest Metallic Epoxy” 2nd place: Hardig Industrial for “Seton High School Cafeteria” 3rd place: Bay to Bay Stone Restoration ...
Even with the challenges presented by the postponement of CORROSION 2020 until June, we are continuing to make excellent progress on the implementation of our new Standards system. We would like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the achievements of the past few weeks: The 21 Standards Committees and their scopes have been approved by the NACE Standards Board (click here to see the approved Standards Committees) 20 individuals have accepted the positions of Chairs of these Committees, and 12 have accepted the Vice-Chair positions (also see the above link for assignments). All positions are expected to be filled by May 1st. David Barnes ...
April 3, 2020 NACE International Webcast: Interpreting COVID-19 Legislation's Impact on NACE Members' Small Businesses Date: April 6, 2020 Time: 4:30 CDT Register Now Join NACE policy experts for an in-depth analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Learn how small business owners, contractors, and self-employed individuals can benefit from this legislation, find out if you are eligible to receive financial relief, and receive guidance on how to interpret the provisions of each bill. The live presentation will include a Q&A period. The entire ...