Harris Paints Using Knowledge to Fight Climate Change

Harris Paints, the longtime Caribbean leader in paint solutions is providing its partners and stakeholders with solutions to help reduce the impact of hurricane activity and potential increases in environmental phenomena due to climate change.

Harris organized a workshop series recently, entitled “The Value of High Performance Coatings” led by Martin Criado, Coatings Manager for Latin America & Caribbean with International Paints LLC and Peter Roberts, Technical Support for International Paints.

The workshop was attended by Architects, Engineers, facilities management and coating application professionals. The workshop was also held for professionals working with commercial and industrial assets.

The workshop was attended by Architects, Engineers, facilities management and coating application professionals. The workshop was also held for professionals working with commercial and industrial assets.

John Marshall, Head of Barbados Business Unit lauded his team for bringing the workshop together, led by Michael Babb, Harris Paints Trade Sales Representative & HPC;-

Martin Criado noted that intensifying weather patterns could potentially result in an increase in natural events leading to increased need to respond to structural flexing and cracking of buildings. He also noted that an increase in rain, moisture and exposure to water damage can corrode steel and concrete faster;-

There was a lot of positive feedback from attendees of the workshop “As my company is into General construction I was interested to know about the products which focus on repairs to damaged concrete and the coatings for new and corroded steel in concrete… I’m really excited to gain more theory and applying these products into practice for my business and clients,” said Dale Trotman of Exquisite Building.

James Dorsett of Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) agreed saying, “It was very relevant to the real challenges we face protecting steel and tanks. We are particularly interested in the epoxies and we’re planning a follow up meeting with Harris and International team at our site.”

In addition to on-site demonstrations of high performance coating application, participants were the first to receive the new Harris “A-Z Painting Guide.”

This resource is specially designed to help professionals identify the most effective systems and application methods for coating virtually any substrate and best practices to avoid problems in a project.

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