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Blastco obtains NACE accreditation

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Blastco has become the first company to be accredited by NACE International’s Institute Contractor accreditation programme (NIICAP). This comes after a rigorous audit, which included an administrative review and field audit.

NIICAP is a programme that is focused on the contractors of the surface preparation and coating or lining application industry, who are involved in project management and project performance.

“The safety and quality of our work is our top priority at Blastco,” said Jay Soper, Vice President of Blastco, a TF Warren Company. “Attaining [this] accreditation […] is the best way to set ourselves apart from – and above – our competitors. We are proud to not only meet the highest standards set by the industry leader, but especially to be the first company to do so.”

While NIICAP’s board of directors is primarily composed of project owner, coatings contractors have a voice through the contractor committee. This accreditation programme is one of the first to bridge the gap between the wants of asset owners and the offerings of coatings contractors.

Chris Fowler, President of NACE International Institute commented: “The institute is leading the way in developing the best programmes to improve and mitigate the costly – and sometimes catastrophic – effects of corrosion.”

By earning the NIICAP seal, contractors verify that they are fully qualified to perform coatings preparation, application and inspection techniques and practices to the highest standard. For owners, this translates into higher quality, increased savings and reduced risks.

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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