About the NACE Surface Preparation Workshop

The NACE Surface Preparation Workshop will educate attendees on the importance of surface preparation for any coatings jobs. When surfaces are not prepped properly, the chances of a coating job failing are very high. Proper surface preparation is essential to a successful coating job.

This one-day workshop is bringing together leaders from across the Gulf Coast, to share their experience on the following topics:

Who will benefit?



7 - 8 a.m.

8 - 8:45 a.m.
Introduction and overview of importance of proper surface preparation to avoid coating failures.
Presented by Loren Hattle, Corrosion Exchange, LLC

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Types of Abrasives
Presented by Kevin Zimont, GMA Garnet

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Surface Cleaning
Presented by Ken Rossy, HoldTight

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Water Blasting
Presented by TBD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Surface Preparation Equipment
Presented by Trevor Gooden and Jim Gooden, Blast One


12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Provided

1:15 - 2 p.m.
Corrosion of Steel: Effect of Abrasive Blast Media
Presented by Carl Reed, GPI and Kat Coronado, International Paint​

2 - 2:45 p.m.
Test Equipment
Presented by Josh Gray, Elcometer

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 - 4 p.m.
Health and Safety - Presented by Ted Valoria, SpongeJet

4 - 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion with representatives from an abrasive manufacture, testing equipment company, contracting company, and asset owner.

What You Need to Know Before the Event

Dress Code

NACE Surface Preparation is in a classroom setting.

Included in the Event

Registration includes lunch, breaks, and access to technical presentations

American Legion Post 521 Inc.

2221 Preston Rd
Pasadena, TX 77503

Hotels Nearby

The following hotels are located nearby the American Legion Post 521. NACE does not have any special rates with any of the hotels.

Intown Suites Pasadena – 4.3 miles
6330 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-991-7897

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston East – 2.3 miles
5450 Vista Road
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 877-859-5095

Hampton Inn & Suites Pasadena – 3.4 miles
4741 East Sam Houston Parkway S
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-998-3300

Fairfield Inn & Suites – 3.4 miles
3640 East Sam Houston Parkway S
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 832-664-8870

La Quinta Inn & Suites Pasadena – 2.3 miles
3490 East Sam Houston Parkway S
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-991-7771

Residence Inn Pasadena – 3.4 miles
4711 East Sam Houston Parkway S
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 832-328-0450