CoatingsPro Announces 2022 Contractor Awards Winners

CoatingsPro Magazine’s 2022 Contractor Awards ceremony took place Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall’s AMPPiTheater 1. These annual awards are designed to showcase and recognize the projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance commercial and industrial coatings.

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Best 2022 Student Posters Honored in Awards Ceremony

After two consecutive days of student poster sessions on Monday and Tuesday, this year’s best student posters were recognized in a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at the 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

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Honoree Night Celebrates Members With Outstanding Contributions to AMPP

Wednesday's Honoree Night highlighted the association awards, which were presented in recognition of members who have made outstanding contributions to AMPP and the corrosion control and protective coatings industries.

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First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Successful on All Fronts

The inaugural AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in San Antonio, Texas, USA drew nearly 5,000 attendees from the global corrosion and protective coatings industries.

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Six Steps to a Quality Corrosion Protection System

Through the Coatings 101 Workshop, participants obtained a thorough understanding of how protective coatings are specified and applied to meet the goals of a project.

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EMERGing Leaders Bash Celebrates Next Generation

At Tuesday’s EMERGing Leaders Bash, 50 members of the next generation were awarded scholarships. To kick off a night of celebration, there were 22 different categories honored during a ceremony at the historic Aztec Theatre.

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Controlling Bridge Corrosion via Galvanizing, Metallizing, and Duplex Coatings

In a forum held Tuesday at the 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, panelists discussed the corrosion protection measures of galvanizing, metallizing, and duplex coatings for bridge preservation.

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Pipeline Integrity and Efficiency: Costs are Worth It to Avoid Expenses

Tuesday's PHMSA (U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) Forum discussion provided a glimpse into the future of paperless pipeline safety management systems.

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Protective Coatings Workshop Includes Focus on Safety, PPE

At the Protective Coatings Workshop, Charles S. Brown, PCS—Deputy Director of Coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)—gave passionate remarks on the importance of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) at the jobsite.

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AMPP, Industry Leaders Celebrate 2022 Exhibit Hall Opening

The Exhibit Hall grand opening was a highlight of the conference calendar, as 348 vendors from around the world presented new and improved products and technologies. The Expo remains open through Wednesday.

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Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Encourages AMPP Members to Get Involved

In Monday’s keynote speech, former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood analyzed the current state of our nation's infrastructure and how the 2021 U.S. Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) will affect the corrosion and protective coatings sector.

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IMPACT PLUS Audit Pinpoints Areas for Improvement

In a Monday forum, IMPACT PLUS experts discussed the value that energy delivery firm Enbridge realized after conducting a critical, inward-looking audit of its asset integrity program utilizing the IMPACT PLUS audit process.

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IMPACT Canada Study: Changing the Cultural Mindset on Corrosion

One key takeaway from AMPP's recently completed cost of corrosion study (IMPACT Study) in Canada is the importance of a shift in cultural mindset pertaining to the impact of corrosion.

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Member Roundtable Discussion with AMPP CEO Bob Chalker

Join AMPP CEO Bob Chalker and other AMPP staff and member leaders on Tuesday afternoon for an interactive conversation. As part of the Member Roundtable Discussion, attendees are invited to share feedback on AMPP's activities, events, and services.

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Opening Reception’s Carnival Celebrates Dual Anniversaries

The 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo’s Opening Reception, sponsored by Carboline and AMPP, started the week off with great music, good food, and fun games in a birthday party theme.

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Winners Honored at AMPP’s Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament

Several winning individuals and teams were honored Sunday for their success at the 2022 Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament, which kicked off the week at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in San Antonio.

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Forum Explores Successful Leadership From the Inside Out

It’s tempting to view leadership through a results-driven mindset, focusing only on outcomes. But successful leadership relies on more than metrics. Diversity, inclusion, social responsibility, and ethical decision making are all crucial to a strong leadership culture.

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Thermal & Cold Spray Coatings Symposium Features New Technologies

Thursday’s Thermal & Cold Spray Coatings Symposium features technical papers on all aspects of thermal and cold spray coatings used to mitigate the corrosion of metallic and reinforced concrete structures.

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Materials Issues Under Review at Corrosion in Nuclear Systems Symposium

The Corrosion in Nuclear Systems symposium will explore materials-related issues encountered in the generation of nuclear power energy in light, heavy, and advanced nuclear power reactors and plants.

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Water and Wastewater System Challenges and Solutions

Thursday’s “Water and Wastewater System Challenges and Solutions” symposium will feature technical papers on corrosion issues seen in water treatment systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

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AMPP to Host Wednesday Honoree Night

AMPP is proud to host the much-anticipated Honoree Night, to be held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. local time at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom ABC.

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Best Student Posters to Be Honored in Awards Ceremony

Winners will be recognized in Wednesday ’ s Student Poster Awards Ceremony for first-place, second-place, and third-place posters in three categories.

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CoatingsPro Celebrates 2022 Contractor Award Winners

Come celebrate the winners of CoatingsPro’s 2022 Contractor Awards Program during Wednesday’s presentation and with cake afterwards.

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EMERG Student Camp Brings Local Students to Show Floor

Known as the EMERG Student Camp, this day-long mini-camp for local high school students will be held Wednesday in conjunction with the 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

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Improve Soft Skills to Build Lasting Relationships

This workshop will help participants understand what soft skills are, learn more about themselves, and identify their next steps toward success in their career.

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Coatings 101 Workshop Gives Participants the 411 on Protective Coatings Projects

Workshop participants will gain knowledge of the various factors that constitute industrial protective coatings projects, including design considerations, materials selection, surface preparation guides, ambient conditions, and basic quality control techniques.

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AMPP to Host EMERGing Leaders Bash on Tuesday

Come for the awards, and stay for the celebration. This event supports the future of our industry with an evening of recognition and celebration, acknowledging the accomplishments of AMPP’s 2022 scholarship and award recipients.

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PHMSA Pipeline Safety Forum Provides Regulatory, Industry Perspectives

The PHMSA Pipeline Safety Forum will provide both a regulatory and industry perspective on best pipeline safety practices and the latest developments.

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Corrosion Protection Measures for Bridge Preservation: Galvanizing, Metallizing, and Duplex Coatings

This forum will discuss the corrosion protection measures of galvanizing, metallizing, and duplex coatings for bridge preservation.

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AMPP Announces Return of Protective Coatings Workshop

Want to stay current on the latest coatings developments and technologies available? Check out Tuesday’s Protective Coatings Workshop in the AMPP Exhibit Hall.

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Update Your Professional Look at AMPP’s Headshot Station

Tuesday’s Headshot Station allows attendees to update their LinkedIn profile or web page biography and make a lasting first impression!

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Digital Asset Transformation—Driving Value for Corrosion and Asset Integrity

This forum will discuss recent developments and industry trends in digital technologies for corrosion and integrity management.

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AMPP Holds Career Fair for Employers and Employees

The AMPP Annual Conference + Expo will feature a Career Fair that brings together prominent companies and potential employees.

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Exhibit Hall Opens With Monday’s Expo Grand Opening

As one of the week’s flagship events in San Antonio, AMPP and its exhibitors are excited to unite in person at the Exhibit Hall while networking and fostering new relationships.

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Results and Next Steps of IMPACT Canada Study

This forum presents the findings from the recently completed cost of corrosion study (IMPACT Study) that was conducted for the country of Canada.

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AMPP Hosts 2022 Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament

The 2022 Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament, which began Sunday morning, allows golfers and sponsors to network with other conference attendees and industry professionals in a fun and relaxed setting.

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Keynote: Former DOT Secretary Ray LaHood Discusses American infrastructure

Ray LaHood discusses the current state of American infrastructure in this hour-long keynote talk.

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Value-Add Strategies: Corrosion Management Audit Process Forum

Held on Monday, this forum will explore how an asset owner realized the value to its organization after conducting an in-depth IMPACT PLUS audit.

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Coating Failure Investigation: An Interactive Workshop

Workshop participants will choose their “path of investigation” and use information collected to determine what went wrong, who is at fault, and how to remedy the situation.

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Sharing Case Studies on Premature Coating Failures

When a premature coating failure occurs, it is important to investigate it using proper principles, techniques, and procedures. This forum will explore many of those concepts.

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Bookstore Opens at First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

Attendees are welcome this year to visit the AMPP Bookstore and browse through titles that reflect the essentials of corrosion prevention and protective coatings. The Bookstore is to the left of the main entrance to the Show Floor.

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Opening Night Reception Celebrates Two Big Events

Attendees and exhibitors are invited to join the Opening Night Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. This year’s event, located in the HemisFair C1 and C2 rooms, marks two special occasions: AMPP’s 1st and Carboline’s 75th birthdays!

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AMPP Attendees Begin Week with Crew Brew Networking Event

Many attendees began their week with some fun at Saturday night’s “Crew Brew” networking event. The lively evening took place over food and drinks at Pat O’Brien’s, located near the downtown San Antonio Riverwalk.

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2022 AMPPCares: Volunteer Day in San Antonio

The 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo began Saturday with early arrivals taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to the host city and community of San Antonio, Texas.

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Board of Directors Welcomes Guests to First AMPP Conference

AMPP Chair Sam Scaturro and AMPP Global Center Chair Joyce Wright welcome you to the first AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

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