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PNWSCT Membership

Benefiting Members Since 1947

Since its inception in 1947 when the Pacific Northwest Paint and Varnish Club was formed, members have benefited from the many opportunities made available through the PNWSCT. As part of its commitment to the professional development of the industry, the PNWSCT sponsors a wide variety of educational activities, covering topics critical to coatings formulation and manufacturing. PNWSCT members gain a technical advantage through ongoing access to information on new technologies and new solutions.

Local PNWSCT Membership
($50 annual subscription)

The PNWSCT is offering local only memberships for it’s three sections. Local only memberships offer the following benefits:

Membership for your local section is only $50. To join online, click here or on the blue “Join” Local PNWSCT Membership button in the upper right of the screen to sign-up and pay for your annual membership. This is a simple 2-step process; first you’ll complete a PNWSCT membership form, then choose either to pay online using PayPal (no registration required) or to mail in your payment.

Or, if you’d prefer to enroll using a printed form and the Postal Service, you can download, print out, complete and mail in this form with your payment (payment and mailing information is on the form).

Or, if you choose to join the national American Coatings Association (see below) you will also be able to enroll then in a local chapter at no additional expense.

American Coatings Association

  • Annual subscription to the Journal of Coatings Technology, the industry’s leading technical journal
  • Listing in our new online Membership Directory
  • Discounted registration fees to ACA’s internationally recognized educational programs and expositions, including the American Coatings Show
  • Access to a full range of members-only benefits on the ACA website, including free online JCT article retrieval, discounts at the ACA Publications Store, and participation in members-only email discussion groups
  • Savings on leading coatings-related publications
  • Networking opportunities: a powerful network of contacts through local Society and international ACA meetings
  • Increasing value to employers through professional development opportunities, leadership, and teambuilding experiences

Both ACA and Joint PNWSCT Memberships
($165 annual subscription)

Two for One: When you join ACA, you can also gain membership in one of its Constituent Societies (local/regional chapters), as determined by your geographical location. By doing so you save $35 off the ACA membership fee.A combined National and Local Membership is only $165.

Click here to learn more and to ask questions about an ACA Membership.


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11:00 am Speakers Tour January 1/2 Day Se... @ McCormick Room @ Jake's Grill
Speakers Tour January 1/2 Day Se... @ McCormick Room @ Jake's Grill
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
When: Tuesday, January, 28th 2020 Where:  Jake’s Grill ‘McCormick Room’ room located in The Governor Hotel;  611 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97205; (503) 220-1850 Cost: $0 for manufacturing members $20 for retired persons $25 […]
11:00 am Speakers Tour January 1/2 Day Se... @ River Rock Casino
Speakers Tour January 1/2 Day Se... @ River Rock Casino
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
When: Wednesday, January, 29th 2020 Where: River rock Casino 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 Cost: $40 for manufacturing members $40 for retired persons     Typical Schedule (flexible with goal start time of […]
7:00 pm February Hockey Nite (PDX Chapter) @ Moda Center
February Hockey Nite (PDX Chapter) @ Moda Center
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
We’re excited to get the early word out for the annual PDX Chapter’s February Portland Winterhawk Hockey Nite!  Even if you don’t like hockey, how about taking a chemist, owner, buyer, manager, or salesperson out […]
11:00 am March Speakers Tour – Portland S...
March Speakers Tour – Portland S...
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
When:       Tuesday, March 17th Who:       WACKER VAEs (Vinyl Acetate Ethylene) Where:      McMenamins Broadway Pub, near Lloyd Center 1504 NE Broadway ST Portland, OR 97232 503.288.9498   Cost: $0 for manufacturing members $20 […]

Join the PNWSCT!

Membership in the PNWSCT has many benefits, including fellowship with skilled and hard-working professionals in the coatings industry.

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