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February Meeting and Tour

A technical presentation on functional additives used in coatings (organic matting agents, fire retardants and smoke suppressants) by Mitch Halpert (biography below) of Huber Engineered Materials followed by a tour of 3M Innovation Center on Tuesday, February 20th, 11:30am-2:00pm. The location is at 3M Innovation Center Facilities and Service, 2350 Minnehaha Avenue East, Maplewood, MN 55119 (MAP). The meeting will include lunch which the cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members if registration is made by Friday, February 16th ($20/$25 if registering later).

Registration for the meeting is through the NWSCT website:
Click Here to Register and Pay Online.
OR contact Eric Scholl (scholl.e@minutemanintl.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that an accurate head count can be provided to the caterer. We look forward to seeing you.

Speaker Biography: Mitch Halpert has been involved in the coatings business for over 30 years, having worked for Rohm and Haas Company (now Dow), Monson Companies (now Azelis) and Huber Engineered Materials for the last 15 years. He has held positions in sales, sales management, distributor management, marketing, customer care management and regulatory.


Tuesday, March 13th:
Ambient Cure Silicone Resin Technology for High Temperature & Corrosion Resistant Coatings presented by Jenafer Jenson of DOW at BASF-Shakopee, MN.

Tuesday, April 17th:

Education Symposium at Sherwin-Williams (Mpls., MN)

Tuesday, May 1st:
Scholarship application deadline.


Spring Outing - St. Paul Saints baseball game. Exact date - TBD.

Thursday, June 7th:
Troy Burne Golf Club, Hudson, WI. Annual Spring Golf Outing.


Fall Golf Outing. Exact date and location - TBD.