2014 3M Advanced Installer Training Session Dates & New Preferred Installers

3M Commercial Graphics announces the 2014 schedule of its world-class 3M Advanced Installer Training sessions, which offers graphic professionals the training to take their skills to the next level.

3M Advanced Installation Training

Location: 3M Center, St. Paul, MN
Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers from 3M Technical Service
Course Content: 3M Advanced Installation Training is a three-day session, held at the 3M Center in St. Paul, Minn. that includes three days of 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.

2014 Dates:

• February 10-12
• March 17-19
• April 14-16
• June 16-18
• July 14-16
• August 18-20
• September 15-17
• October 13-15
• November 17-19
• December 8-10

Contact 3minstallationprograms@mmm.com for more information.

3M Advanced Installer Training at Lowen Certified
Location: Hutchinson, KS
Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers from Lowen Certified
Course Content: 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 Lowen national installation network. A tour of the Lowen Corporation world-class headquarters is also included.

2014 Dates:

• February 3-5
• February 10-14
• February 24-28
• March 3-5
• March 10-14
• March 17-19
• March 26-27
• March 31 - April 4
• April 7-11
• April 14-18
• April 23-25
• April 28-May 2
• May 2-5
• May 5-9
• May 12-16
• May 19-21
• May 28-30
• June 2-6
• June 9-11
• June 18-20
• June 23-27

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

3M Advanced Installer Training at Geek Wraps University
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trainers: 3M Graphics Authorized Trainer from Geek Wraps, Inc.
Course Content: 3M Advanced Installation Training is a three-day session that includes three days of 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. Attendees will also receive all appropriate tools and materials provided for use during classes, along with alumni discounts on installation tools.

2014 Dates:
• February 10-12
• February 24-26
• March 10-12
• March 24-26
• April 7-9
• April 28-30
• May 12-14
• May 26-28 • June 9-11
• June 23-25
• July 7-9
• July 21-23
• August 4-6
• August 18-20
• September 1-3
• September 15-17 • September 29 - October 1
• October 13-15
• October 27-29
• November 3-5
• November 17-19
• December 1-3
• December 15-17

Contact Geek Wraps University at 954-351-1501, training@geekwraps.com or www.geekwrapsu.com for more information.

3M Advanced Installer Training with independent 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers

The following trainers are available to conduct training on-site for groups or individuals. Please contact them to coordinate dates.

Mike Zick at 817-456-2840
Jeff Wagner at 817-875-4099
Andy Huey at 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. You will able to use this distinction to communicate your talent and service to customers, and 3M will promote your services on our websites. Visit www.3mgraphics.com/installationprograms to learn more.


New Preferred Installers

3M Commercial Graphics has also announced recent additions to it's growing number of 3M Preferred Graphics Installers, graphic professionals who wanted to test their skills and position themselves for more success.

We are pleased to announce the recent addition of the following 3M Preferred Graphics Installers:

  • Matthew Byrd, Triangle Sign Company, Durham NC
  • Reeve Byrne, Projekt (Bill's Distributing), Anchorage AK
  • Fabian Castellanos, WBC Graphics, LLC, Apopka FL
  • John Checkal, Front Range Signs and Graphics, LLC, Castle Rock CO
  • Matt Cvijanovic, Sign-A-Rama of the Triad, Greensboro NC
  • Steve Dix, Hyperformance Graphics, Hickory NC
  • Justin Dunlap, Lakeshore Utility Trailer, Romulus MI
  • Chris Ebling, Dynamic Image, Bonita Springs FL
  • Rashad Emmons, Showroom Wrapz, Marietta GA
  • Christopher Ezell, Davey Coach Sales, Inc., Sedalia CO
  • Jared Gerlach, Gerlach Graphics, Charlotte NC
  • Mike Gilbreath, Spider Wraps Marketing Solutions LLC, Conroe TX
  • Joel Haerr, Factory Graphics, Costa Mesa CA
  • Ben Harrison, Wrapture Graphics, Baton Rouge LA
  • James Hensel, Underground Wraps, North Tonawanda NY
  • Trevor Paul James, Artistinu, LLC, Golden Valley MN
  • Alvin Landis, Landis Truck Graphics, Telford PA
  • Chuck Mackmin, FM Communications, Tonawanda NY
  • Dan Morin, Print New Hampshire, Manchester NH
  • Jack Mullins, Harbinger Signs, Jacksonville FL
  • Jeff Newsom, Speedpro Imaging, Grimes IA
  • Brandon Preston, BP Concepts, LLC, Lake Havasu City AZ
  • Andrew Rinaldi, All Pro Vinyl Graphic Installs, LLC, North Canton OH
  • Craig Sanford, Slick's Graphics, Morrisville PA
  • Walter Seidel, BigBoi Graphix, Coral Springs FL
  • Timothy Sjostrom, Auto Wrap Specialists & Vision Wraps, Forest Ranch CA
  • Gordon Smith, Three D's Graphic Installers, Inc., Nutley NJ
  • Scott Stahlbusch, Screaming Images, Henderson NV
  • Luis Tirado, WBC Graphics, LLC, Apopka FL
  • Shawn Wilson, Divine Signs and Graphics, Schaumburg IL
  • Aaron Yuen, Underground Wraps, Tonawanda NY

These installers passed a rigorous hands-on test that included applications to Chevy HHR bumpers, a classic Sprinter van door, riveted trailer, brick wall, smooth wall, and a floor. They also passed a written test. Their knowledge of installation and skills with 3M graphic films are world-class, and 3M is proud to recommend their services on any graphic application. You can find them at http://go.3M.com/PreferredGraphicsInstallers.


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