July 12th, 2023

The future of abrasive blast cleaning 

Description: Learn about the use of sponge media to clean, abrade and profile surfaces for industry and historic preservation.

Sponge Jet is a leader in clean, dry, low dust, reusable abrasive blasting.  By using sponge media, contractors can clean and abrade surfaces with minimal dust leading to greater operator visibility.  Low rebound prevents collateral damage to nearby surfaces.  Sponge media is safer and protects employee’s health.  Recyclability on site reduces freight costs and minimizes waste disposal. 

Speaker: Cliff Mohling graduated from Cedar Falls High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a background in science and chemistry.  He entered the coating industry following college and for 13 years was involved in commercial and industrial coating sales with a major coating manufacturer.  Following the coating sales career, he entered the small business arena as a painting and coating contractor and spent 23 years preparing estimates, project management and tasks associated with owning a medium sized contracting business that focused on commercial and industrial painting.  Currently he is the Iowa regional manager for Sponge Jet developing new business, demonstrating blast systems and assisting contractors and owners in abrasive blasting surface preparation and cleaning. 

For more information and a video showing use of sponge jet medium visit www.spongejet.com.

Reservations: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org, by noon, July 10th, 2023

Social period: 5:30 P.M, July 12th, 2023, Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Program: Immediately following the dinner

Program Chair: Steve Crouse

Guests are always welcome. We need your reservation to enable us to have a name tag for you and also to send you a reminder in email. 

You are welcome to make a reservation for dinner or just come to the presentation. A program-only reservation is appreciated for a head count.

Where: Cedar Falls Pizza Ranch, 4302 University Avenue, Suite B, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Meal: Dinner includes pizza buffet, dinner buffet, sides and dessert buffet.

Please pay the Pizza Ranch cashier upon entering the restaurant. Seniors (65+) $15.49, adults $17.22. These prices include the tax. Gluten free and vegan options are offered by Pizza Ranch.