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When: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tour at 4:00 PM, Dinner to follow
Where: Fabricators Plus
3206 Hershey Ave.
Muscatine, Iowa  52761
United States
Contact: Mark Wittig

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Tour of Fabricators Plus featuring Anodizing and Zirconium Pretreatment & Chris Berger on Transitioning any System from Traditional to Next Generation Pretreatment

Join us as we tour Fabricators Plus a large job shop in Muscatine, IA. Fabricators Plus just uninstalled a large, multi-use anodizing line to expand their capabilities. Additionally, they have a 5 Stage, manual spray-wand pretreatment system that leverages zirconium technology to provide outstanding performance on the various types of products their customers provide. Fab Plus also offers extensive fabricating capabilities in both aluminum and heavy industrial steel.

After the tour, over dinner, Chris Berger from Calvary Industries will be speaking on Transitioning Away from the Traditional:

Moving from iron & zinc to the next generation of pretreatments in any system

Chris Berger is Vice President and Director of Product Development for Calvary Industries. He has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton and brings almost 15 years of experience in the finishing industry. Chris has formulated a wide range of pretreatments including iron and zinc phosphates, chromates, silane coatings, zirconium coatings, and water-free pretreatments. While leading Calvary's research & development, out-of-box thinking to create unique, value-added chemistries is his philosophy.

Chris will discuss actual user case studies of washer conversions from iron and zinc phosphate to zirconium and other alternative technologies to demonstrate how to smoothly transition any type of system to a non-phosphate pretreatment. Learn what you should know and questions you should ask before you make the switch. The case studies include manual spray wand treatment systems, conveyorized systems, and dry-in-place applications.

Date: Thursday, September 19th

Time: Tour 4 pm, dinner to follow

Tour Location:
Fabricators Plus
3206 Hershey Ave
Muscatine, IA 52761

Dinner Location:
Geneva Country Club
3100 Bidwell Road
Muscatine, IA 52761

Directions between Tour & Dinner:

Cost: $30/member, $35/non-member

Regsitration:  To register email Mark Wittig at mwittig@calvaryindustries.comQuestions? Contact Mark Wittig at 312-882-7681.