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DuPont Says New Training Center is Meeting High Demand

Since the new DuPont Refinish Systems Training Center opened in January in Itasca, Ill., its trainers have remained steadily busy, the company says.

“We’ve been running at capacity and even above capacity,” said David Helms, senior training instructor at the facility. “Painters have come to us from as far away as Utah, Connecticut and Florida.”

The center features three classrooms and 12,000 feet of shop training area. Equipment includes two down draft paint booths, two prep decks and four mixing rooms. Class size at the facility is usually around 16 students.

“We teach both waterborne and solvent systems, with a ratio of about 60-40 in favor of waterborne,” said Helms. “There’s a real thirst for that training.”

The Itasca center brings the total to five DuPont Training Centers. Besides Itasca, the others are located in Plymouth, Mich.; Pomona, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Lionville, Pa.

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