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NWSCT January 2013 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!

This month's meeting was held on Tuesday, January 8th, at Valspar Corp and featured presentations from Rich Scott of Byk Gardner and Michelle Rioux with Lonza/Arch. Rich presented on the "Advancements in Hand-Held LED Color Measurement Technology" and Michelle discussed "The Impact of Biocide Regulatory Changes on the U.S. Coatings Industry."

The February meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12th and will be hosted by Tennant Company, Coatings Technology Center (2454 Louisiana Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427). The meeting will include lunch and presentation from Dr. Tom Bekemeier of Dow Corning. Tom will be presenting on "Next Generation Polysiloxane Coatings".

The cost will be $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members if paid on our website using PayPal by Friday, February 8th, and $20/$25 if paid thereafter. Registration is easy, just follow this link to register and pay for the meeting: Monthly Meeting Registration. Please contact Wally Kesler (wkesler@valspar.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that we can get an accurate head count for lunch.

Please note: Attendance is limited to just 25 people for this meeting so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Due to parking limitations we strongly recommend carpooling if possible.

Meeting Agenda

Date:                                 Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Place:                               Tennant Company, Coatings Technology Center
                                                2454 Louisiana Ave N
                                                Golden Valley, MN 55427
10:30 - 11:30 am            Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 - 1:30                     Lunch and talk featuring Dr. Bekemeier, Dow Corning


2012-2013 NWSCT Monthly Meeting Schedule
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings held 2nd Tuesday of the Month)

  • January 17th 2013: Winter Outing, Dinner & MN Timberwolves BBall Game
  • February 12, 2013: Dr. Thomas Bekemeier of Dow Corning on Next Generation Polysiloxane Coatings
  • February 15, 2013: Texas Hold' Em Poker Tournament, Sundance in Dayton, MN
  • March 12, 2013: Speaker TBA, Location: 3M
  • April 9, 2013: Education Symposium, Location: Valspar
  • June and September: Annual Golf Outings

Membership News

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Willard N. Swanson Jr, former owner of The Willard Swanson Company, a regional chemical distributor based in St. Paul, MN. He was 79 years old. Willard is survived by wife Carmen, five children and six grandchildren. Willard was a very supportive member of the coatings industry in Minnesota and will be missed.

We would like to acknowledge and welcome the following new members to the NWSCT:
Stacy Sommer, 3M, Abrasive Systems Division; and Todd Cox, Palmer Holland.

We would like to remind you to pay your annual membership dues in order to remain an active member, continue to receive communications from the NWSCT and receive discounted fee for meeting luncheons. Membership dues can be paid via PayPal on our website (Membership Application/Renewal) or by filling out and sending the form from the Membership page to Sarah Oebser at the address found on the bottom of the form. Checks can be mailed to Sarah as well in lieu of Paypal.