OBIC and CTR Coatings Win UCA’s Sewer and Water Project of the Year Award!

We are very proud to announce that OBIC Products and our certified installer, CTR Coatings, were selected for the 2023 Underground Construction Award for Sewer and Water Project of the Year!

The project they were nominated for took place in Lake Lure, North Carolina.  It’s a truly amazing story of how CTR was able to alleviate the burden at Lake Lure’s treatment plant through the elimination of I/I.  This underwater manhole rehab project was also a featured article in Trenchless Technology magazine!

An awards ceremony was held February 6 in Orlando, Florida, in which (featured left to right) Bob Klopfenstein (OBIC), Neal Bryant (CTR), Mike Hoffmaster (OBIC), Mike Weichold (CTR), Troy Reed (CTR), Kristi Kimpel (OBIC), and Dustin Schlachter (OBIC) attended and graciously received the award.

CTR Coatings was founded in 2010, and has earned the reputation as an industry-leading water and wastewater rehabilitation company.  They joined the OBIC network of installers in 2021.

“I think the logistics of the project made it unique,” said Mike Weichold, project manager at CTR Coatings. “We were working via a boat on a lake on top of  a mountain through the winter months. Winning this award is a huge achievement for the company and everyone involved. We’re excited to be noticed and given recognition for that remarkable success story.”

The prestigious UCAs recognize the underground infrastructure industry’s outstanding accomplishments including projects and technology advances that have made a significant impact upon the market.

If you’d like to learn more about the OBIC advantage, discuss your next project, or schedule a demo, please send an email to or call 866-636-4854 and our team will be happy to help you!