SSPC E. Crone Knoy Award

SSPC E. Crone Knoy Award

This award was named in honor of the late Crone Knoy, founder, and president of Tank Industry Consultants. It recognizes an outstanding achievement in industrial or commercial coatings work that demonstrates innovation, excellence in craftsmanship, or the use of state-of-the-art techniques or products to creatively solve problems or provide long-term service.

The qualities that may represent outstanding achievement in this area include excellence in craftsmanship or execution of work, use of state-of-the-art techniques or products to creatively solve problems, or provide long-term service.

Past Recipients

  • 2020

    SoFi Stadium
    Owner: Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC
    Contractor: Commerce Industrial Coatings
    Contractor: Devco Sandblasting
    Coating Material Supplier: Carboline Company
    Architect: HKS, Inc.

  • 2019

    South Tower of the Mackinac Bridge
    Structure Owner: Mackinac Bridge Authority
    Contractor: Seaway Painting, LLC.
    Coating Material Supplier: Carboline Company
    Project Manager: Ruby and Associates

  • 2018

    USS ESSEX (LHD 2), Home Port, San Diego, CA
    Structure Owner: US Navy / NAVSEA Painting Center of Excellence (PCoE)
    Contractor: USS ESSEX Ship's Force
    Coating Material Supplier: NCP Coatings, Inc.
    Consultant: Navy Research Lab
    Consultant: GK Consulting LLC

  • 2017

    Sperry Communication Tower
    Structure Owner: City of Eagan, Minnesota
    Contractor/Applicator: STEALTH Concealment Solutions, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Engineer / Consulting: Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

  • 2016

    TVA Spillway
    Structure Owner: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    Contractor / Applicator: GUBMK
    Coating Material Supplier: PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

  • 2015

    Facilities Upgrade and Refurbishment Southwest Soldado Oil Fields
    Structure Owner: Petrotrin, LLC
    Contractor/Applicator: Theo Richards General Contractors, LTD
    Coating Material Supplier: Carboline Company

  • 2014

    Mamquam Generating Station
    Structure Owner – Atlantic Power
    Contractor/Applicator – Certified Coating Specialists, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier – Carboline Co.

    Mokelumne Aqueducts
    Structure Owner – East Bay Municipal Utility District (East Bay MUD)
    Contractor/Applicator – Abhe & Svoboda, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier – Carboline Co.

  • 2013

    Thornton Bank
    Structure Owner – C-Power
    Contractor/Applicator – THV Seawind (Dredging International) and Smulders Group
    Coating Material Supplier – Hempel Belgium

  • 2012

    Nestle Plant Expansion
    Structure Owner – Nestle Nutrition
    Contractor/Applicator – YYK, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier – PPG Industries, Inc.

    Wind Tower Segments
    Structure Owner – Welcon A/S
    Contractor/Applicator – Muehlhan A/S
    Coating Material Supplier – Hempel A/S

  • 2010

    Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
    Structure Owner – Federal Highway Department
    Contractor/Applicator – United/Anco Services – A Member of The Brock Group
    Coating Material Supplier – PPG Marine and Protective Coatings, and Superior Products International (SPI)

  • 2009

    Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center
    Structure Owner – City of Opelika, Alabama
    Contractor/Applicator – Vulcan Painters, Inc.
    Coating Material Supplier – The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • 2008

    Cardinal Unit 3 Cooling Tower
    Structure Owner – Buckeye Power Company/American Electric Power
    Contractor/Applicator – Cannon Sline
    Coating Material Supplier – The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • 2007

    Arecibo Observatory
    Structure Owner – National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) Cornell University and the National Science Foundation
    Contractor/Applicator – John Thornberg and Company
    Coating Material Supplier – PPG Amercoat

  • 2006

    North fork Water Treatment Plant
    Owner – City of Asheville, NC
    Contractor – Carolina Management
    Material Supplier – The Sherwin-Williams Company