Materials Performance

MAY 2015

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NACE NEWS 78 MAY 2015 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE NACE INTERNATIONAL: VOL. 54, NO. 5 In Memoriam Western Area Dan Day, NACE San Francisco Section editor-in- chief (center), presents an appreciation plaque to Jifco Project Manager/Quality Control and Co-Owner Charlie Forni (right) and Project Manager Mauricio Gomez (left). On March 12, 2015, 24 members of the NACE San Francisco Section toured Jifco, Inc., a custom pipe fabricator in Livermore, California. Jifco designs, engineers, fabricates, lines, and coats carbon steel and stainless steel pipe and fittings for water treatment plants, wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations, irrigation systems, distribution systems, and collection systems. Jifco routinely fabricates specialty piping from 3 to 120 inches in diameter, although occasional projects have involved piping NACE Area & Section News continued from p. 77 1957. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Texas at El Paso. He then began working for El Paso Natural Gas where he met his wife, Joan. Bud and Joan were married in 1959 in El Paso. Perkins had an entrepreneurial spirit that led him and Joan to move to Odessa, Texas, where he then started and successfully ran Industrial Maintenance Contractors in Midland, Texas for 28 years. He was most proud of the work he did with NACE International over the last 30 years. He was a founding member of the globally recognized NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) and a member of the NACE CIP Peer Review Board. He NACE San Francisco Section members and Jifco staff pose for a group picture. Photo by Linda Rodrigues, Corrpro, Inc. up to 156 inches in diameter. All pipe products meet AWWA, ASME, ASTM, and API standards. The section members toured the welding department, which featured a specialized robotic weld station, an abrasive blasting room, a large environmentally controlled coatings application room, a station for applying exterior mortar coatings to pipes, and a lathe facility for tape coating and machin- ing large-diameter pipes. The San Francisco Section wishes to sincerely thank Charlie Forni and his staff for treating its members to an excellent tour of the Jifco pipe fabrication facil- ity. Jifco graciously hosted a lunch for section members after the tour. Special thanks go to Section Officers Mongkol Mahavongtrakul, who arranged the tour; Michelle Anderson for handling the tour registration; Dan Day for preparing and distributing the tour announcement to section members; and Elmer Cheung, who posts all section activities and speaker presentations on the section Web site that he maintains. (—Dan Day) was one of the most respected individu- als in the coating inspection industry. He was able to combine his passion for NACE and travel by continuing his work as a CIP Peer, certifying new Coating Inspectors around the world. He was able to connect and form lasting friendships with the numerous individuals he was able to meet in his travels, and cherished those relationships deeply. While many may have just completed the work and returned home as quickly as possible, Perkins took every oppor- tunity to explore the communities and countries around him, and especially seeking out the best meals available. One of his favorite trips was a safari in Cyrus Lee Perkins C yrus Lee (Bud) Perkins, Jr. , 75, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away peace- fully surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born September 14, 1939 in El Paso, Texas to Cyrus and Margery Perkins. He graduated from Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas in

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