Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

(714) 998-1891 [email protected]




The Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association. Established May 4, 1924, it is the preeminent organization in the Southern California area representing more than 100 paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, educators and students.

An important LASCT objective is to provide technical education and professional development to its members and to the Southern California coatings industry through its monthly technical presentations, technical documents, job assistance and scholarships.

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March Dinner Meeting

Manufacturing:  Pumping and Mixing Technologies that Improve Processes and Lower Operating Costs

Larry Cozzo
Business Development Manager, Western Region
Graco, Inc.

There are some unique and simple ways to improve manufacturing processes while lower operating costs and meet sustainability objectives. It is a given that paint and coating formulations are constantly striving to be environmentally friendly. Now, more than ever “being green” can be transformed onto the factory floor.

Operations managers are under constant pressure to meet deadlines while continuing to find ways to lower overall production costs while EHS managers are striving to meet and exceed sustainability, health, and ensure safety goals. These issues can be overcome by using improved pump and mixing technologies while significantly lowering energy and maintenance costs.

Combining electric driven diaphragm pumps and mixers with PMSM motors that are electronically controlled provides unique opportunities for these improvements when applied to specific raw material transfer, process transfer, filling, mixing, and blending.

Understanding how your local Utility Company can assist with the initial purchase (incentive rebates) combined with reduced daily energy consumption is critical to lowering costs. By employing specific pumping and mixing technologies in key applications, kWh consumption can be reduced by factor of 5x or more.  An understanding of these technologies allows for continued process improvements while lowering total overall operating costs.

Date:  March 13, 2024
Time:   5:30 pm
Price:   $25.00-Retired; $35.00-Member; $45.00-Non-Member – Please Note New Dinner Pricing
DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park
7000 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA  90620

Register and pay here or email [email protected]

More information available here.



Dinner Meeting Sponsor

Spring Frolic

May 10, 2024

Tijeras Creek Golf Club
29082 Tijeras Creek
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

A Charity Fundraiser to support the
Coatings Program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Golf will be shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. followed by lunch and a raffle. There will be stroke play and scramble formats available.
All proceeds from Memorial Tee, Green Designations and Mulligans go directly to Cal Poly SLO Coatings Program.

$ 140.00 – Golf and Lunch
$ 30.00 – Extra Lunch Tickets
$ 200.00 each – Memorial Tee and Green Designations
$ 10.00 each – Mulligan (maximum 2 mulligans per golfer)

Register and pay here or email [email protected]

Western Coatings Symposium

The 36th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show
held October 15-18, 2023 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center
was an informative, well-attended event!

Mark your calendars for the 37th Biennial Western Coatings Sympsosium and Show
to be held October 19-22, 2025.

News & Bulletins


  • February 7, 2024 – Meeting and Special Event
  • March 13, 2024 – Dinner Meeting
  • April 10, 2024 – Dinner Meeting
  • May 8, 2024 – Dinner Meeting
  • June 12, 2024 – Annual Meeting LASCT Elections

Contact the LASCT office for more information.