Sherwin-Williams Announces Open Call for Impact Award Applicants

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Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) announced a call for early submissions for the annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, which honors outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America. The award recognizes application contractors, specifiers, and owners for their dedication to protecting water and wastewater infrastructure assets.

Presented by the Protective & Marine Coatings division, the Impact Awards will be held virtually in November. The announcement will appear on LinkedIn and in various Sherwin-Williams communications, including the company’s website, an e-newsletter, and a press release.

Eligible projects for the Impact Award include any new, restored and/or rehabilitated water-related structure that used Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine coatings from Jan. 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021. Such projects include water treatment, water storage, water transmission, sewer collection, and wastewater treatment structures, and are not limited to highly visible structures.

“Clean water flowing from our taps doesn’t happen by accident,” says Murray Heywood, North America market manager, water & wastewater for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. “Neither does safely returning wastewater to treatment plants for processing. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to establish and maintain the necessary infrastructure for these critical utility needs.”

“That’s why we get excited about highlighting outstanding projects each year that are helping to ensure freshwater access and environmentally safe wastewater removal,” continues Heywood. “The Sherwin-Williams Impact Award demonstrates how these projects – and the contractors, specifiers and asset owners responsible for them – contribute to enhancing public safety and extending infrastructure life.”

An independent panel of respected water industry experts will determine a first-place winner, a runner-up, and an honorable mention. Judges will rate entries on the difficulty of the submitted project; challenges overcome by the participants; solutions provided to the owner; how satisfied the parties were with the outcome; and the overall uniqueness of the project.

Applications for the award will be accepted June 24 through Sept. 24, 2021. For more information or to submit your project, visit

Source: Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine,