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Georgia - Pretreatment Presentation and Happy Hour
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When: Thursday, July 28th
4:30 - 6:30 PM with Happy Hour Reception to Follow
Where: Georgia Power Customer Resource Center
4404 N. Shallowford Rd.
Bldg. B
Atlanta, Georgia  30338
United States
Contact: Derek Dennis

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Georgia Chapter Kick Off Event!- Practical Application, Management & Improvement of an Industrial Finishing Cleaning Systems

Join us as we kick off the NEW CCAI Georgia Chapter with a Pretreatment presentation followed by a happy hour reception. First you’ll learn about the benefits of CCAI and the new Georgia Chapter then we’ll have an extensive discussion for anyone operating an industrial finishing cleaning system. Items to be presented will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Terms and definitions to ensure everyone is on the same page
  • Discuss importance and history of the PH scale
  • Benefits of pretreatment…why do we pretreat?
  • Clean, Clean, Clean!! What does it mean and why is it important?
  • Discussion of basic chemicals: cleaners, conditioners, pretreatment and sealers
  • Test methods and related organizations: ASTM and AAMA
  • W.A.T.C.H. principles – Water, Action, Time, Chemical and Heat
  • Pretreatment and substrate interaction and performance impact
  • System management strategy
  • Importance of part presentation
  • Regular system maintenance with an overview of a detailed PM plan

Presenter:  Lowell Lampe, Southeastern Account Manager, Coral Chemical
Lowell has been involved in the coatings and chemicals industry for 35 years. His background includes field sales and service of powder, liquid, e-coat and pretreatment chemicals to the OEM and custom coater market segments. He has managed and service large OEM accounts like Kubota, General Electric, Caterpillar and John Deere. Lowell works closely with his accounts to improve costs, increase throughput, track quality and develop a “continuous improvement” perspective. He uses clear objectives and open communication as keys to success.

Presentation - 4:30-6:30pm
Happy Hour following

Presentation Location:
Georgia Power Customer Resource Center
4404 N. Shallowford Rd., Bldg B
Atlanta, GA 30338

Happy Hour Location:
Taco Mac Perimeter
1211 Ashford Crossing
Atlanta, GA 30346

Cost: $50 Members / $75 Non-Members

Includes a copy of the CCAI Pretreatment Training Manual (a $49 value!), appetizers and drinks.