By: Ben Rowland, Induron Sales Representative
After a several years’ hiatus from SSPC’s Annual Conference, Induron Protective Coatings was proud to once again exhibit and participate in one of the protective coatings industry’s preeminent trade shows. Unlike many other conferences we regularly attend, which tend to be more market specific, such as water, wastewater, power, municipal and state level shows, SSPC is a true industrial painter’s conference. All the major components for industrial coatings projects were present: manufacturers of coatings and equipment, suppliers for abrasives and raw materials, painting contractors from a wide variety of markets, specification writers and industry experts.
SSPC proved to be an invaluable opportunity to network and further connect with not only new and existing customers, but also some older customers that we simply lost contact with over the years. There are few places and times that the flow of ideas are as free as it is at a conference like this. Whether it be at breakfast over a cup of coffee, attending or participating in one of the many excellent technical sessions, or a nightcap after a long conference day, attendees found themselves surrounded by their peers who all collectively help move our industry onward and upward.
SSPC 2017 was a rousing success for Induron, as I imagine it was for many other companies in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone again at SSPC 2018 in New Orleans!