PCTC to Host free Sealcoating Webinar February 26

The Pavement Coatings Technology Council (PCTC) will host a free 60-minute webinar to give contractors a behind-the-scenes look at what can happen locally when an attempt to ban refine coal tar sealer is made.

According to Anne LeHuray, PCTC executive director, the webinar, titled “How to Fight for Your Sealcoating Business” will focus on the experience of VelveTop, an Islip, NY-based producer of refined coal tar sealers and a supplier of a broad range of pavement maintenance tools and materials. LeHuray said principals of the company will discuss their experience implementing a ban in one part of their service area, Suffolk County, New York.

“This is critical information for any contractor or producer involved in sealcoating and that’s why VelveTop has decided to talk about their experience,” LeHuray said. “We’ve got the science to defend refined coal tar sealers but the science is not enough.

“We need people to be aware of this issue at the local level and we need them to become involved because the activists who pursue bans like this don’t stop. So we need local support and we need people to step up.”

She said that in addition to the VelveTop presentation Mike Juba of Koppers Inc., will explain the best ways for contractors to address the refined coal tar issue with their customers, local media and local and state officials.

“The VelveTop story should be of interest to every contractor. For the future, the most important part of the webinar will be the discussion of how contractors can address this on their own,” LeHuray said.

The free “How to Fight for Your Sealcoating Business” webinar is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday February 26. Register for free at ForConstructionPros.com/Events.

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