Membership Memo: Don’t Sit on the Sidelines
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017
For years our company sat on the sidelines,
attending the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) trade
shows and not much else. We enjoyed the networking
opportunities, but we were looking for more. Two
years ago, we joined PCI as a platinum member,
which permits one employee to attend the annual
meeting at reduced cost.
Besides being held in some very attractive venues,
the annual meeting provides valuable information
regarding the overall economy and specific aspects
for our industry relating to legislation, technological
advancements, and more. Being part of a peer group
such as PCI creates a healthy environment in which
to share meaningful dialog and an awareness of
niche market opportunities that might otherwise go
Professionalism and a high level of mutual
respect is noticeable, even among members who
might otherwise be considered the competition.
PCI’s participation in FABTECH provides us the
opportunity to exhibit our products to a worldwide
stage with opportunity to contact key decision makers
from both small and large corporations. We also
participate in the technical conferences, important for
networking, learning and exposing our products by
way of the tabletop exhibits to attendees with varying
levels of experience.
The association also allows members the
opportunity to share their experience by contributing
valuable input in the various membership committees
focused on raising awareness of powder coating
and its advantages while simultaneously working
to elevate the level of quality within the industry.
We proudly display the Powder Coating Institute’s
logo on our website, through social media and our
Do yourself a favor and don’t sit on the sidelines;
get in the game!
Jesse Stricker is founder and CEO of Intek Corp., Union,
Mo. He can be reached via email at email@example.com