Cleveland — Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched a new social media presence designed to advance thought leadership in the water and wastewater industry. The LinkedIn “Water and Wastewater Industry Group by Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings” ( is the place for water and wastewater professionals to discuss issues related to protective coatings and lining materials for their operations.

The group welcomes water system operators, engineers, contractors, maintenance personnel, and other professionals allied to the water and wastewater fields to explore the critical role that coatings and linings play in asset protection. Forum topics include case studies, best practices, and industry news related to extending infrastructure life, combating corrosion, maintaining facilities, avoiding downtime, applying coatings and linings, designing systems, and much more. Members are welcome to participate in discussions, ask questions, and post their own tips and solutions.

“Our goal in launching a LinkedIn presence is to encourage water and wastewater professionals to advance the industry,” said Kevin Morris, Water & Wastewater Market Director, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “The group will examine issues related to protective coatings and lining materials for various operations, including water treatment, wastewater treatment, and industrial wastewater facilities. We’re looking forward to engaging and spirited discussions among group members.”

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings will feature the LinkedIn Group at its WEFTEC 2016 booth in New Orleans, September 24-28, 2016. Attendees are encouraged to visit Booth #2139 where they can sign up directly for the group.

Water and wastewater professionals can join the group today by visiting and clicking “Ask to Join.”