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Twin Cities - Symposium & Expo with Technical Sessions
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3/14/2018 to 3/15/2018
When: March 14 & 15, 2018
Where: Century College
3300 Century Ave.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota  55110
United States
Contact: Phil Ruggiero

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Online Registration is Closed.  If you would still like to attend the Symposium, Painter Training or EXPO, please contact our chapter coordinator,  Phil Ruggiero, at 320.557.0277 or 320.282.2194.  Phil will take your information and forward it to us.  Then, we can finalize your payment at the registration table on the day of the event.  

~Tim Milner and Paul Pagel - Co Chairs.

The Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) at the University of Minnesota, are hosting the Minnesota Symposium & Paint and Powder Coating Expo at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (near St. Paul).  
Learn about improving the efficiency of industrial finishing operations while maximizing investment returns by attending.

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Industrial Internet of Things:  The Future of Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Registration & Breakfast:  7:30 AM
Symposium: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

What is the Industrial Internet of Things?
The Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT) is made up of a multitude of devices connected by communications software. The resulting systems, and even the individual devices that comprise it, can monitor, collect, exchange, analyze, and instantly act on information to intelligently change their behavior or their environment -- all without human intervention!

The Industrial IoT enables the smart system in your car that brakes automatically when it detects an obstacle in the road. It enables the patient monitoring system in hospitals to track everything from a patient’s heart rate to their medication intake. It enables a mining machine or space robot to safely and efficiently operate where humans can’t.

Why Should You Care about the Industrial IoT?
More and more finishing equipment is being designed to automate tasks. To remain competitive, one will need to take advantage of these labor saving opportunities!

The Symposium Program has 3 components:

  1. Internet Security – how to protect the communication and data being exchanged
  2. Equipment considerations and Process Integration
  3. Case Studies from a local company that made recent installations.

Who Should Attend the Symposium?
This symposium is targeted to Plant Managers and supervisors, IT support workers, maintenance technicians, and company management personnel. Suppliers will also benefit from learning how you might be able to help your customers implement this technology.

Painter Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Morning Session:  8:00 AM - Noon
Lunch (both sessions):  Noon - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session:  1:00 - 5:00 PM

In conjunction with the Expo, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center will provide liquid industrial painter training, where trainers will work with attendees to improve finishing techniques on virtual reality spray equipment.  Training will cover the fundamentals of spray application and focus on best practices to optimize spray technique to improve productivity, reduce rework and defects, and decrease air emissions.  This is a 4-hour program and you can register for either a morning or afternoon session.  Class size is limited to 25 per session.  Painter training is offered through the financial support of MnTAP.

2018 Minnesota Paint & Powder Coating Expo
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Registration & Breakfast:  7:30 AM
Expo: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Who Should Attend?
Everyone involved with industrial finishing - presidents and paint line supervisors, painters and environmental officers - will benefit by attending and obtaining essential information to improve the finishing process.

Why Should I Attend?

In today's global marketplace, you shop's ability to operate efficiently is one of your best competitive advantages. The seminars and demonstrations are geared to improving the efficiency of your industrial finishing operation.

The Expo will feature technical presentations and a vendor show to answer all of your industrial coating and process efficiency concerns.  Compare different equipment and see how efficiencies are improved through hands-on demonstrations.  Vendors will demonstrate coatings and application equipment .If you are involved with industrial finishing you will benefit by attending the expo and obtaining essential information to improve your finishing process.


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Exhibits & Sponsors
Limited space is available for booth space at $500 and some sponsorships remain.  Click here to reserve your space or become a sponsor.

Address inquiries about exhibiting to Paul Pagel at 612.624.4638 or