8. April 2015
The Chemical Coaters Association International is launching a chapter in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A group of enthusiastic members in the finishing industry have planned a kick-off meeting at the Hyatt House in Salt Lake City, UT on April 23. Ron Lum with Coral Chemical and president of the CCAI Southern California chapter recognized the need and assisted in the effort to initiate an organized chapter in the Salt Lake City area.
"The new chapter board members have generated a lot of enthusiasm and local support already," he said. "I’m looking forward to seeing a great start to this new chapter and the value it will bring to the Utah finishing industry."
Joe Jeppson with Coral Chemical is taking the reign as the first chapter president along with Ken Nein of IFS Coatings as vice president and Jared Ainsworth of TCI Powder as treasurer. If you or your company services the Salt Lake City region, please spread the word about the chapter and encourage your peers and co-workers to visit the CCAI website (www.ccaiweb.com) and get involved. Information on the Salt Lake City chapter can be found under the CHAPTERS tab.
The Salt Lake City chapter will offer programming to attract finishers throughout the region. The chapter plans to provide educational meetings with expert speakers and networking activities where you can share information on relevant issues in the industry. The chapter is currently in the process of scheduling programming for 2015-2016. Chapters are the heart of CCAI and they provide significant educational and networking opportunities for those in the finishing industry. To register for the FREE Kick off meeting, visit www.ccaiweb.com and click on the EVENTS tab, then scroll down to find “Salt Lake City - NEW Chapter Kick off Meeting”.