Membership Memo

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I have participated as a PCI member for 20 of my 35 years in the coatings industry. My involvement has encompassed serving on several committees, as...

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Memo - The Powder Coating Institute has been part of my professional life since its inception in 1981. Having participated in meetings that resulted in the founding of PCI, it is gratifying to see the pervasiveness of powder coatings in today’s market place. It seems most everyone knows something about powder coatings these days. 

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Some of the best professional advice I’ve ever received was to find a mentor. I was told to look for someone who is successful in your field of choice and ask them for help in learning. Then, strive to understand how they think, not as much what they do.

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While I have worked in the paint and coatings industry for much of my career, I decided to make powder coating my primary emphasis just over a decade...

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Sometimes we feel like the Tom Hanks character, Chuck Nolan, in the 2000 movie Castaway, where he is stranded alone on a Pacific island after a plane crash. He has no one to talk to except a Wilson volleyball on which he paints a face. If you are new to the powder coating industry it can sometimes feel that you are all alone without anyone to talk to.

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Having recently attended Powder Coating 2018 in Indianapolis, the activities, sessions and benefits are still fresh in my mind. As I began to reflect and write this memo, I realized the benefits are more numerous than I initially considered.

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I often talk to companies considering a new powder coating system that don’t know basic aspects of their needs. Perhaps because they were assign...

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Bluestreak I MES I QMS™ joined PCI about four years ago. As a technology provider to this serviced-based market, we have appreciated everything PCI has to offer, and have enjoyed partnering with PCI by connecting to the membership through participating at events, speaking opportunities, annual meetings and sponsorships.

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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.

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That’s right. PCI has many benefits and you make many friends and acquaintances along the way. The benefits include continued education, the latest trends in the powder coating industry, information on the new coatings, and discounts on the training seminars and magazine advertising.

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