According to NACE estimates, corrosion costs approximately 3.1% of U.S. GDP each year, or about $476 Billion. Up to 30% of that amount could be saved with corrosion risk management and preventive measures. In addition to financial savings, corrosion control will ensure that infrastructure is dependable and sustainable, that clean water comes to homes and businesses, that oil and gas pipelines do not leak or explode, that bridges do not collapse, and that the public and the environment are protected from the effects of failed industrial structures.

“Ensuring corrosion protection of public and private industrial assets is in everyone’s best interest—it is a nonpartisan issue,” said Helena Seelinger, NACE International Institute executive director. “More attention to corrosion planning can realize significant ROI, greater public safety, and jobs growth associated with a workforce skilled in corrosion prevention. The CORROSION PAC will bring this message to the Hill as it relates to legislation on infrastructure, transportation, water, and energy.”

The Board of Directors of the bi-partisan CORROSION PAC includes: Elaine Bowman, PAC Chair, Champion Technologies; Dick Wilson, Carboline; Kevin Garrity, Mears Group, Inc.; Ken Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Mark Byerley, Tinker & Rasor.“

Contact NACE International for more information.