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New Certification Program
for Thermal-Spray Coaters and Metallizers

Monday, August 22, 2005
 
The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has launched a contractor certification program, SSPC-QP 6, for companies that perform thermal-spray coating/metallizing work on industrial and marine structures as well as metal parts. The program’s goal is to provide facility owners with a tool for prequalifying and selecting contractors that employ industry-standard capabilities. For more on this and other SSPC certification programs, contact Bob Windsheimer, SSPC certification manager, at tel. 412/281-2331 ext. 235, or e-mail windsheimer@sspc.org.

Weiler Corp Wins American Eagle Award, Again

Monday, August 22, 2005
 
Weiler Corp., Cresco, PA, has won the Industrial Supply Association’s (ISA’s) 2005 American Eagle Award, marking the seventh time in 10 years that Weiler has been honored by ISA. Weiler won in the Value-Added Manufacturer category for its efforts in designing a new nylon-filament brush and a new process for an end-user’s application. Weiler’s efforts resulted in more than $300,000 in savings for that end-user.

Waterjet-Cutting Course Slated for September

Friday, August 19, 2005
 
Richel, Inc., Kent, OH, will hold its 44th Waterjet Cutting Techniques Course at its corporate offices, September 11-13, 2005. the course is designed for waterjet owners and operators as well as those looking to install such a system. Attendees will strip and rebuild an intensifier, discover advantages of multiple-head cutting, prepare and program a waterjet-cutting job, learn shortcuts to ease the cutting process, physically run a waterjet system and perform general maintenance on a waterjet machine. Course instructor Richard Ward, a professional engineer, has specialized in waterjet cutting since 1992. Richel, Inc. is a reseller of used waterjets and also supplies accessories and consulting services. For more course information, visit www.richel.com.

 

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