35th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

The 35th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show will be held October 18 – 20, 2021 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Your full registration includes:

Full and unlimited access to three days of technical talks and panel discussions in all tracks.

Full access to the tradeshow.

Complimentary lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Complimentary late afternoon snacks on Monday and Tuesday.

Complimentary morning coffee and pastries on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Complimentary beverages on Wednesday afternoon and an attendance bonus for those who stay for the final talks.

Access to our well-attended Sunday Night Welcome Reception which includes a full meal, open bar, and entertainment in a fun, sophisticated location.

Free internet access in our Internet Lounge.

Excellent networking opportunities.

Visit https://westerncoatings.org/ to register or for more information.

PNWSCT Scholarships Awarded!

This year, the PNWSCT awarded a grand total of $12,000 in scholarships! Congratulations to the following Scholarship recipients!

#1 Thomas Helmig

#2 Heather Campbell 

#3 Olivia Niederer        

#4 Elaina Niederer          

#5 Anne Longakit            

#6 Brian Lozinski             

#7 Shasha Wang              

PNWSCT CoatingsFest 2020 Postponed to 2022 (COVID-19)

It’s with a heavy heart we must notify all that the planned 2020 CoatingsFest in Sunriver has been postponed until 2022 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. After a healthy response from our active members, it was clear by a democratic vote that punting until 2022 is preferred. We apologize for any issues in timing or frustrations with this news. We’re happy to report that we plan to keep the 2022 event in the desired Sunriver setting and are committed to making it even better. Feel free to reach out to your local or preferred board members to discuss further. More to come.

Continued PNWSCT Support of Young Science Minds in 2020 – Virtual Mindset

PNWSCT donated $200 for the four ‘best of show’ 5th grade projects:

1. Emerson Pitzer; The Dress: The effects of lighting on the perception of ‘The Dress’

2. Andy Platosh:  What a salty situation: Testing how different materials affect the diffusion of rock salt brine

3. Ahmad Khellah; Are We Making the Right Call?

4. Vihaan Paliwal; Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel!

Specialty Polymers Inc. – Open Position

Specialty Polymers Inc. has an immediate opening for an Application Chemist in Woodburn Oregon facility.  SPI manufactures a broad product line of water based acrylic, vinyl acrylic, vinyl acetate and styrene acrylic dispersions, which are used in the manufacture of paint and coatings for architectural and industrial applications.

Send resume and salary requirements to msand@specpoly.com

NWSE Intel Science Fair

  • PNWSCT donated $200 for the four ‘best of show’ 5th grade projects:
    • Graffiti at my school, not anymore!  Joseph Moylan c/o Bridlemile Elementary School
    • Studying Chicken Egg Laying Behavior in Winter; Francis Vowels c/o Bridlemile Elementary School
    • Origami Solar; Sahit Jayaweera c/o Bonney Slope
    • Shaking Up Some Energy!  Omar Abdeljawad c/o Islamic School of Portland

2018 CoatingsFest Details

The PNWSCT 2018 Northwest Coatings Fest

October 10 -12, 2018 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC Canada

Dear Members and Friends,

The Vancouver Chapter of the PNWSCT and Conference Chairman Ray Nordstrand are pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 Northwest Coatings Fest, to be held in beautiful Victoria, BC on October 10 – 12, 2018. The symposium and accommodations are located at The Inn at Laurel Point, a wonderful waterfront location in downtown Victoria.

Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC

The fun begins at 9am on Wednesday October 10 with a golf tournament held at the Olympic View Golf Club. Don’t miss this highly anticipated sporting event! Fees include green fees, power cart, practice balls, breakfast, and BBQ lunch. For further information, please contact Ron Vanderdrift at (778) 388-3376, or email him.

The opening night social will be held Wednesday October 10 at the nearby Maritime Museum. This casual event includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment. Come join the fun while networking with old and new friends.

The heart of CoatingsFest is the technical program which runs from the morning of Thursday October 11 through to early afternoon on Friday October 12. A series of speakers have been hand-picked to present a variety of topics relevant to our industry today.  Direct your questions to Thelma Longakit at (604) 594-6211 (ext-348), or email her.

The traditional Suppliers Cocktail Party and Banquet completes our calendar of social events on Thurs Oct 11. Don’t miss the post-dinner entertainment by HiWay Productions.

Please support the PNWSCT by staying at our waterfront host hotel The Inn at Laurel Point.This hotel is located in the heart of Victoria on the harbour, close to many popular tourist attractions and sought-after restaurants. Rooms start at $179 CND$. Hotel reservations can be made by phoning (800) 663-7667, or emailing them at reservations@laurelpoint.com. Please reference “PNWSCT 2018 Symposium” and our booking code “1018ANDICO” to obtain the group rate.  NOTE:  as of Aug. 16, 2018 the hotel block is now SOLD OUT.  An additional four suites for $239 per night are available on a first come first served basis.

A variety of Sponsorship packages are available. Your sponsorship dollars contribute to a successful and vibrant event, and also play a vital role in supporting the activities of the PNWSCT.  To become a sponsor, please click here.

Online symposium registration is here. The early bird registration deadline is August 15, 2018.

For additional information, contact Ray Nordstrand, (604) 931-4002, or email him. Please extend this invitation to your colleagues in the industry. We encourage your participation to keep our industry strong and vibrant. See you in Victoria,

Bonnie MacKenzie
Registration Chair,
(604) 602-9084
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By-Law updates 2018

The Board of directors was requested to review and update the By-laws and positions for the PNWSCT.

Paul Campbell of Rudd Company helped prepare the enclosed and the Board fully endorses the changes.

This will be voted upon by the membership at the upcoming Coatingsfest 2018 in Victoria.

Should you have any concerns or updates, please contact the board with you suggestions.

PNWSCT Handbook 2018 draft 2