Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Awarded Coatings Contract for U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Sherwin-Williams has been awarded the contract to supply marine coatings as part of a three-year overhaul of the supercarrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Cleveland, OH (October 27, 2009) – Sherwin-Williams has been awarded the contract to supply marine coatings as part of a three-year overhaul of the supercarrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).  

The project began in August and will continue through late 2012 at Northrop Grumman  Shipbuilding Newport News, where the vessel was constructed and launched in October, 1984.  The 1,092-foot-long carrier has seen duty in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. 

The coatings contract was awarded by Mid-Atlantic Coatings, Chesapeake, Virginia.  Sherwin-Williams will provide just-in-time coatings as work progresses for the exterior topside, underwater hull and freeboard.   Tank coatings include potable water, ballast, feedwater, reserve feedwater and damage control voids. 

Over 20 Sherwin-Williams military-approved coatings products will be used in the coatings project.  Many of these were chosen for the innovative solutions they provide:

  • rapid cure, single-coat protection, providing fast return to service and reducing overall material costs and labor
  • optically active pigment (OAP) tank linings, allowing holidays and pinholes to be easily detected, eliminating application issues and increasing service life
  • low VOC’s, providing environmental protection to meet today’s stringent standards.

Sherwin-Williams will also provide technical expertise and work closely with both the shipyard and contractor throughout the project.

“Sherwin-Williams is honored and privileged to provide coatings for one of our nation’s most esteemed naval warships,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.  “We have a long history of working with the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and Mid-Atlantic Coatings, and we are proud to work together to protect one of America’s most important assets.”

Sherwin-Williams is a global protective and marine coatings company that delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from 5,500 locations worldwide. The company offers a complete line of time-tested, high performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry. With more than 140 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for coatings solutions made to your specifications and delivered on time, every time.

Editor contact, Debbie Pirone, 216-292-4700, dpirone@marcusthomasllc.com