May 19, 2020
By Anthony Punt, Editorial Assistant
At a special CORROSION 2019 ceremony, CoatingsPro Magazine recognized industry excellence in the application of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with its third annual Contractor Awards Program.
Hosted by CoatingsPro Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Chizik, the Contractor Awards Program was held on Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time. The location of this year’s award ceremony was the Exhibit Hall’s Blue Theater at the Nashville Music City Center.
The program awarded commercial and industry coatings contractors whose projects were nominated in these six categories: commercial concrete; commercial roof; industrial concrete;industrial steel; specialty project; and contractor/crew most valuable player (MVP).The MVP award is for a team or crew member deserving of special recognition for any outstanding accomplishment on the job site, such as an exemplary team contribution, safety performance, or communication practices.
By category, award winners include:
· Commercial Concrete:
1st place: Decorative Concrete of Virginia for “Charlottesville Flooded Basement”
· Commercial Roof:
1st place: Gardner Roof for “Gothic Barn Roof”
2nd place: Wedge Roofing for “Birkenstock USA Headquarters”
3rd place: RoofCARE for “Elida Elementary Renovation”
· Industrial Concrete:
1st place: Chamberlin Waterproofing for “Methodist TNI Parking Garage”
2nd place: O3 for “SGUSCHENKA”
· Industrial Steel:
1st place: Certified Coatings for "Jibboom Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project"
2nd place: Lakehead Painting for "Rail Tanker Cars and Dumpster Dry Ice Blasting"
3rd place: Blastco for “US Army Corps of Engineers-Repair Tainter Gates, Hulah Dam, Hulah Lake, OK”
1st place: Prime Time Coatings for "USS Omaha LCS-12 Jetavator, Shaft, Tunnel Propulsion Preserve"
2nd place: Howell & Howell for "University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium North End Zone"
3rd place: Capital Painting for “Raspberry Island Light House Painting”
· Contractor/Crew MVP:
Winner: Sage Ray of Certified Coatings
Each nomination was entered by a coatings contractor, and nominated projects for the 2019 awards were completed between November 2017 and November 2018. There is no fee to enter the program. Submissions were rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory Group, comprised of industry experts.
Congratulations to each of this year’s winners! Be sure to check back for information on submitting your project or crew for an award for 2020.
Information on how to submit nominations for the next Contractor Awards program, to be awarded at CORROSION 2020 in Houston, Texas, will soon be available on the CoatingsPro website.
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