Oct 12th Powder Coating Training

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Join expert trainer Rodger Talbert for an advanced training hosted by FORREST Technical Coatings in Eugene, Oregon. Includes lunch and Grand Opening tour of FORREST’s newly renovated and expanded powder R&D lab and production facility.

 Date and Time: Thu, October 12, 2017 • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Location: Eugene Builder’s Exchange • 2460 West 11th Avenue • Eugene, OR 97402

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This one-day training is designed with job shop and OEM applicators in mind and provides an detailed overview of effective powder coating methods and a chance to workshop problems and ask your questions alongside your industry peers. Topics to be covered include;

  • part preparation
  • powder application
  • curing, racking and fixtures
  • powder materials
  • color matching theory
  • powder performance
  • troubleshooting
  • testing and quality control

This course is accessible for those new to powder coating technology as well as beneficial for more advanced applicators.

Entry includes 6 hours of training, including a hands-on opportunity, a tour of Forrest Technical Coatings’ powder coating newly renovated production facility, a certificate of completion, and lunch. Classroom instruction will take place at the Eugene Builder’s Exchange building, close by Forrest Technical Coatings’ production facility.

ABOUT THE TRAINER: Forrest Powder Trainer Talbert

Rodger Talbert is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant with over forty years of diverse experience in the rapidly changing field of powder coatings application and technology. He most recently served as Technical Director and then Executive Director of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a national non-profit that delivers technical education to powder coaters and promotes the powder coating industry. Rodger’s roles prior to PCI included leading sales and marketing teams for industry players, as well as a fifteen year independent consulting career, in which he partnered with clients to develop successful powder operations. Since his departure from PCI in 2012, Rodger has continued to serve as a technical expert, consultant, trainer, and mentor for powder coaters nationwide. Read more about Rodger here on PF Finishing and here on LinkedIn.

Early Bird Price: $110/pp or $99/pp with registration of 2 or more from the same business (Prior to Sept 1)

Regular Price: $125/pp or $112.50 with registration of 2 or more from the same business (Sept 1st and After)

SPACE IS LIMITED AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration will close on Tuesday, October 10th.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is plentiful and free. For specific parking and travel information please contact the event organizer.

What are my lodging options for the event?

For our out of town guests, we recommend making reservations at the Valley River Inn. Please contact Kim at kforrest@forrestpaint.com or 541-342-1821 to inquire about a potential group rate. VRI is located at 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR. Phone 541-743-1000.

Another recommended option is the Hampton Inn Eugene at: 3780 W 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402, Phone: (541) 431-1225

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kim Forrest at 541-342-1821, kforrest@forrestpaint.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Once you register, you will be on our registration list. There is no need to bring your ticket to the event.

Can I come for just the tour and the Grand Opening?

Absolutely, please RSVP to kforrest@forrestpaint.com/541-342-1821 to let us know you will only be coming from 12:00-1:30 PM for the tour and lunch.


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