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March 31st 2023


WCNY Coatings and Corrosion Forum

Offering 5 PDHs/Contact Hours

  • Vendors & Exhibitors from the Coatings and Corrosion Industry 

  • Live Demonstrations

  • No registration Fee

  • Door Prizes

  • Attendees Include: Professional Engineers, Water Operators, Wastewater Operators, Vendors, Contractors, Applicators, and other Industry Leaders.



Come for any amount of Continuing Education that fits your schedule. 

One hour, five hours, or anything in between

2 Options to Choose from during each time slot

March 30th: 

12:00-6:00pm    Vendor Setup

6:30-9:30pm.    Join us for networking, light food and cocktails

March 31st:

7:30-8:30        Vendor demonstrations, Coffee and Breakfast, Raffle Signups, Opening remarks


                            Continuing Education Presentation #1: Blast One by Jerry Gooden

                        (Snake Bite and Intelliblast: Blast Faster, Safer & Cleaner)


                         Continuing Education Presentation #2 USADA or EPA

                         (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Tax Credits related to the Water and Wastewater Industry)


9:30-9:50        20 minute break with vendor demonstrations


                        Continuing Education Presentation #1: Carboline by Drayton Adkins

                        (Water & Wastewater)


                        Continuing Education Presentation #2 Association for Materials Protection and Performance by                          Melanie Diaz

                           (2023 AMPP Overview Presentation) 

10:50-11:10     20 minute break with vendor demonstrations


                       Continuing Education Presentation #1: Sherwin Williams by Robert Emmerson

                       (The How, When & Why of Overcoating Water Tanks)


                          Continuing Education Presentation #2: Association for Materials Protection and Performance by                             Dave Evans

                          (Thinking of a QP Accreditation)

12:10-1:10     Lunch with raffles and vendor demonstrations



                      Continuing Education Presentation #1: GMA Garnet by Pete Mitchell

                          (How Abrasives Affect/Effect Surface Finish)


                          Continuing Education Presentation #2: Tnemec by Justin Cigal

                      (Discussing Asset Corrosion, Concrete and H2S Resistant Linings, CUI & Condensation

2:10-2:30        20 minute break with vendor demonstrations



                        Continuing Education Presentation #1 The Finishing Trades Institute of W&CNY                                                 by Alexander Kaplun (Quality Inspections in Coating Applications)



                         Continuing Education Presentation #2: KTA-Tator, Inc. by Chad Sellman

                         (Surface Preparation)


3:30-3:45           Grand Prize, Evaluations, Closing Remarks


Location: This event will be held at 585 Aero Drive, Cheektowaga NY 14225

Time: 7:00am – 3:45pm


Please register at to attend.

To reserve a vendor table or ask questions contact Frank Stento: or 607-727-5208


  • All 5 courses accredited granting PDHs/Contact Hours for:

  • Professional Engineers (NYSED)

  • Water Operators (NYSDOH)

  • WWTP Operators (NYSDEC)

**Operators looking for contact hours please bring your certification number**

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