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3M Announces 2011 Graphic Installation Training and Testing

 

St. Paul‚ MN – April 27‚ 2011 – ISA Booth #714 – As a leader in the thriving graphics market, 3M understands the significance of a high-quality installation process for its wide range of products and services. Well-trained installers are critical to ensuring excellent customer satisfaction and helping maintain the integrity of the industry.

To sustain this level of excellence, 3M offers world-class training, testing and accreditation for installers and installation companies. Completion of the testing program is a prerequisite for recognition by 3M as a company through the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program, or as an individual installer through the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program. In addition, 3M is adding the 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer program for installations at car dealerships through the new Scotchprint brand On-Demand Personalized Vehicle Graphics program from 3M.

Training
3M Advanced Installation Training is held at the 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. 3M Graphics Installation Trainers conduct three-day sessions that include vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, boat wraps, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics. Skills are refined through discussion, demonstration, and monitored hands-on training. For more information, contact 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com.

2011 Advanced Installation Training Dates

May 16-18 September 19-21    
June 20-22 October 17-19    
July 18-20 November 14-16    
August 15-17 December 12-14    

3M Preferred Graphics Installers from Lowen Corporation conduct courses in Hutchinson, Kansas, to build and refine skills through extensive hands-on practice. They include vehicle accessory disassembly, graphic film installation and removal for vehicle wraps, boat wraps, fleet graphics, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics. The course utilizes the curriculum developed by 3M and can run 2-5 days depending on customer requirements. Contact Sean Rhodes at seanr@lowen.com for more information.

2011 Lowen Company Training Dates

April 25-26 May 16-20 May 24-26  

Testing
3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Test
This test is required for one or more employees of each member UASG company to achieve the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company credentials.

For more information regarding the test, contact jlades@comcat.net.

2011 Dates: June 27-28 October 24-25  

3M Preferred Graphics Installer Test
This test is required for individual installers to achieve the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer credentials.

For more information regarding the test, contact 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com.

2011 Dates: May 19-20 September 22-23  
  June 23-24 October 20-21  
  July 21-22 November 17-18  
  August 18-19 December 15-16  

3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer Test
This program has multiple skill level designations (1-Star to 4-Star). More information on the testing levels and locations can be found by first registering as an installer on Scotchprint.com. Questions can be directed through Scotchprint.com or 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com.

Lowen Corporation's 3M Graphics Authorized Installation Testing Facility
The test for 3M Preferred Graphics Installer credentials may be taken at this facility. For more information regarding the test, contact seanr@lowen.com.

2011 Dates: April 25-26 May 16-20 May 24-26

About 3M Commercial Graphics
3M Commercial Graphics help customers worldwide build brands by providing total large-format graphics and light management solutions. 3M manufactures or certifies lighting solutions, graphic films and graphic protection, flexible substrates, as well as inks and toners used to create large-format finished graphics that are consistent, reliable and durable. Learn more about 3M graphics products and programs by calling 1-800-328-3908, visiting www.3Mgraphics.com, following us @3MGraphics on Twitter or at facebook.com/3Mgraphics.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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Contact:

Mark Moffett
Ignite Communications
952-240-7154
or
Connie Thompson
3M Public Relations
651-733-8914

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