SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The Western Coatings Foundation has donated more than $123,000 to purchase equipment for the coatings program at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. The foundation, created 11 years ago to support the polymers and coatings program at Cal Poly, presented the contributions to Dane Jones, director of the university’s polymers and coatings program.

The contributions will be used to acquire testing and other equipment. The donations were made in the memory of four coatings-industry executives who were instrumental in the development of the Cal Poly polymers and coatings program – Dave Kittredge, Bob Abrams, Earl Smith, and Chuck Miyada.