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3/30/2017 to 3/31/2017
When: March 30 & 31, 2017
Where: JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Leslie Muck

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Register NOW for the PCI Custom Coater Forum being in conjuction with PCI Powder Coating 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.

This forum is the only educational and networking event of its kind, designed by and for custom powder coaters.  The Custom Coater Forum offers presentations and roundtable discussions on business solutions, product technologies, PCI programs, and more.  It provides an excellent place for networking and gathering valuable information to improve your business practices.

Registration Fees:
PCI Members - $325 if register by February 27.  $395 after February 27
Non-Members - $425 if register by February 27.  $525 after Febuary 27

Registration Includes:

  • Networking Reception & Dinner on Thursday evening
  • Admission to all Forum sessions
  • Breakfast and Breaks
  • Luncheon on Monday
  • Roundtable Discussions

Register:  Click here to register online.

NOTE:  The Custom Coater Forum registration is part of the PCI Powder Coating 2017 registration form.  You do not need to attend the PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference if you want to attend the Custom Coater Forum.  But if you do attend both, you can use promo code: PCMDC to receive 10% off both registrations!

Agenda: Click here to view and download the agenda

THURSDAY, March 30

7:00pm          Dinner

Keynote: The Importance of Establishing Culture and Creating Core Values
Roger Engelau, Inspire Results

Core values are the principles and philosophies that serve as the compass of any organization, guiding its direction and supporting its overall vision and mission. Identifying the most important values helps an organization establish how it wants to be viewed and how it differs from competitors. Understanding your organization’s core values will allow you to dig deeper into the meaning and value of your “why”, hire more committed and productive employees, increase financial performance and establish a brighter vision for the future.

FRIDAY, March 31

7:30 am         Breakfast

8:00 am         Welcome

8:10 am         Knowing Your Costs to Insure Your Profits

Tim Milner, JIT Powder Coating

To insure profitability, it is critical that custom coaters have a detailed understanding of the costs they will incur while coating a job.  After briefly describing the basics of costing, this presentation will focus on the most critical cost factors and how a custom coater determines these costs in their own shop.  From there, pros and cons of several costing methods with be discussed.  Finally, examples will be offered showing how the costing analysis is utilized in creating a quotation.  This will be an interactive session and questions and comments will be welcomed from the attendees. 

9:15 am         Break

9:30 am         High Performance Applications

Dave Severson, TCI

Powder coatings come in many different shapes and sizes. If you want to elevate your coating, enhance your product or simply make sure you have the absolute best coating solution for your application this seminar is for you. We will cover the many ways to establish the best and highest performing powder coating for any given part. We will look at high performance in corrosion resistance, UV protection as well as optimal resistance to high wear finishes. We will also make sure we have time to answer any questions you may have for your unique application.

10:30 am     Powder Coatings in the Defense Industry

Beth Anne Pearson, Sherwin Williams

The United States Department of Defense continues to place a heavy emphasis on environmental advancements for the coatings that are used on military vehicles and components, while continuing to require exceptional performance and durability and drive corrosion improvements. Powders offer several distinct technical and environmental advantages to meet this challenge.  We will review the status of current military specifications and review the options for powder coatings.

11:15 am       How to Prepare in Advance and Manage Your Business After a Natural Disaster: When “What If” Becomes a Reality!!

Bill Stock, Microfinish

Microfinish of Saint Louis experienced a Tornado in 2011 and a devastating flood in 2016.  Bill will share important information on how advance planning will make your company better prepared to respond quickly and mitigate the long-term effects of a natural disaster.  He will talk about wading through the red tape of governmental agencies and insurance issues to get your company up and running.

Noon            Lunch

12:30 pm       Implementing Core Values and Culture 

Roger Engelau, Inspire Results

Your list of core values might be meaningful to you, but if they’re not implemented correctly or they fall on deaf ears, they’re meaningless. By taking the time to align individual employee and organizational values, you can create a workforce that is highly engaged, has the organization’s best interests in mind, is more productive and is committed to the future of the organization.

1:00 pm         Change Management

Roger Engelau, Inspire Results

For many companies, no matter the size or industry, change can be unsettling and bring waves of uncertainty. From implementing new technologies to undertaking new projects, if executives and employees don’t accept when change is on the horizon, any new initiative will fail. But by embracing and adopting change, companies can improve performance and seize new opportunities that can lead them to new forms of success.

1:40 pm         Break

1:50 pm         Round Table Discussions

·         Change Management

·         Best Practices

o   Housekeeping

o   Safety

o   Managing unique customer requests and difficult customer relationships

3:30 pm         Meeting concludes


Hotel Information:
PCI has made arrangements for a discounted group rate at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Click the link below to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel. Note, rooms are limited at these rates. Room reservations must be made by February 27, 2017 to receive the group rate.

Host Hotel:  JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Room rate $199.  Click here to reserve a room online.