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CoatingsPro Magazine Names Recipients of Inaugural Contractor Awards


CoatingsPro Magazine hosted its inaugural Contractor Awards Program on Tuesday at the CORROSION 2017 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The awards were established to recognize projects and crews that have demonstrated excellence in the high-performance coatings industry. Submissions were rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory Group, composed of industry experts, with help from the technical editor.

The program is for commercial and industrial coatings contractors, with projects awarded in the categories of commercial concrete, commercial roof, industrial concrete, industrial steel, specialty project, and contractor/crew MVP (most valuable player). The MVP award is for a team or crew member deserving of special recognition for any outstanding accomplishment on the jobsite, such as an exemplary team contribution, safety performance, or communication practice.

Each nomination was entered by a coatings contractor, and nominated projects were completed between November 2014 and November 2016. There is no fee to enter the program.

Award winners include:


Commercial Concrete:

First place: “CAM Business Offices” by Premier Veneers
Second place: “James E. Martin Aquatics Center Pools” by Vulcan Painters, Inc.
Third place: “Brondes Ford Delivery Area” by Michigan Specialty Coatings

Commercial Roof:

First place: “Small Precision Tools” by Wedge Roofing
Second place: “Alamogordo High School Roof Renovation” by RoofCARE
Third place: “Doña Ana Elementary Reroof” by RoofCARE

 Industrial Concrete:

First place: “CMT Gives Back 2015: Town of Marshall Water Storage Tanks” by Carolina Management Team
Second place: “Adept Plastics—Containment Trench” by Michigan Specialty Coatings 
Third place: “Titan Concrete Plant” by Southern Coatings, Inc.

Industrial Steel:

First place: “Eads Bridge Renovation” by Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc. (accepted by Eric Nenninger, B&N Inspection and Supply)
Second place: “Navy—USS Carl Vinson CVN-70” by South Bay Sand Blasting & Tank Cleaning
Third place: “Self-Anchored Suspension Span of New San Fran/Oakland Bay Bridge” by Certified Coatings Company  (*Not included in the photos below)

 Specialty Project:

First place: “Parking Garage Restoration at Maggie Daley Park” by Western Specialty Contractors – Chicago Concrete Division  (*Not included in the photos below)  
Second place: “New Britain Stadium Renovations and Finish Upgrades” by Scholar Painting   (*Not included in the photos below) 
Third place: “Pencil Smoke Stack” by Base Group Inc. 

Contractor/Crew MVP:

First place: Johnny M. Sanchez, South Bay Sand Blasting & Tank Cleaning