SSPC award for Canam-Bridges

March 12, 2018

The John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge, a project in collaboration with Canam-Bridges, received the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC) Eric S. Kline Award on January 15 during a lunch at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This prize is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in industrial coatings performed in a fixed shop facility. The project can be either repair work or new construction.

In 2016, the old John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge, connecting Newburyport and Amesbury in Massachusetts, was completely replaced by a new twin-span steel-arch bridge. The bridge structure included 130 beams and 10,000 tons of steel were produced. The steel components were painted and coated with a zinc-based corrosion-resistant thermal-spray at the Canam plant in Claremont, NH.


From left to right: Mike Hewins MassDOT; Kenneth Allgair, Production Support Director, Canam-Bridges; Brian Skerry, President, SSPC; Mark Edwards, PPG Sales, C.G. Edward.

For more than 30 years without maintenance, think metallization!

To learn more about the metallization process, view our video.