2013 3M Advanced Installer Training Session Dates

3M Commercial Graphics announces the 2013 schedule of its 3M Advanced Installer Training sessions, which offer graphic professionals the training to take their skills to the next level.

1. 3M Advanced Installation Training

Location: 3M Center, St. Paul, Minn.

Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers
3M Advanced Installation Training is a three-day session that includes discussion, demonstration, and intensive hands-on training. Attendees of the course will work on building and refining skills for vehicle and boat wraps, fleet graphics, floor graphics, windows, and smooth and textured walls.



2013 Dates:
• March 18-20
• April 15-17
• June 10-12
• July 15-17
• August 19-21
• September 16-18
• October 14-16
• November 18-20
• December 9-11

Contact 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com for more information.

2. 3M Advanced Installer Training at Lowen Certified

Location: Hutchinson, Kan.

Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers/Lowen Certified Graphic Installers

Dependent on skill level, courses include two to five days of closely monitored hands-on practice to build and refine skills for: vehicle accessory disassembly, graphic film installation/removal for vehicle and boat wraps, fleet graphics, floor graphics, windows, and smooth and textured walls. Attendees will also receive discounted installation tools and supplies, special discounted graphics pricing, and future installation opportunities with the Lowen national installation network. A tour of the Lowen Corporation world-class headquarters is also included.

2013 Dates:
• March 4-8
• March 12-14
• April 3-5
• April 8-12
• April 24-26
• May 6-10
• May 14-16
• May 20-22
• June 3-7
• June 11-13
• June 24-28

Contact Dennis Shea at denniss@lowen.com or 888-201-8945 for more information.

3. 3M Advanced Installer Training at Independent Locations
Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers

Attendees receive training on various applications with course content customized to fit their personal needs. For information about upcoming locations and dates, use the contact information below:

Mike Zick Installations, Inc. – Arlington, Texas
Contact: Mike Zick – mzinstallations@sbcglobal.net or 817-456-2840

J3 Industries – Frisco, Texas
Contact: Jeff Wagner – Jeff@j3industries.net or 817-875-4099

Baby Huey Signs – Edmond, Oklahoma
Contact: Andy Huey – babyhueysigns@yahoo.com or 405-614-2103

Testing & Accreditation

3M testing and accreditation options are also available to installers. Upon successful completion of one of the 3M testing options, participants will receive authorization to use the 3M designation that goes with it: 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company (in conjunction with UASG, the United Application Standards Group), 3M Preferred Graphics Installer, or 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer, and in some cases, multiple 3M designations. Installers will be able to use this distinction to communicate their talents and services to customers, and 3M will promote their services on its Web sites. Visit www.3mgraphics.com/installationprograms to learn more.



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