Spray Paint Efficiency Training

Thursday, November 2, 2017. Two sessions offered.

The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.

This hands-on training will help participants reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards. Participants also receive a five year 6H Certification as well as an understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations.

A virtual paint booth will be utilized to improve technique.

The training is for painters and paint shop managers of all kinds and sizes—from collision repair and auto shops to industrial paint shops and fleet management facilities. The training is in English, but Spanish language services are available.

Upon completing the training, painters improve their spray efficiency by an average of 20 percent. For most shops, this improvement makes a significant difference. In 2014 PPRC’s spray efficiency program saved businesses over one million dollars in material and other costs as well as preventing over 18,000 pounds of air emissions. An average shop of 10 painters can expect VOC reductions of about 2600 pounds and annual savings of 5,000 to 50,000 dollars.

The head trainer, Ken Grimm, has provided train-the-trainer courses to more than two dozen Community and Technical Colleges in the Pacific Northwest, as well as training to more than 150 collision repair shops and industrial facilities.

Two sessions are offered: an Afternoon Session from noon to 4:00 p.m. EDT (registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m.); and an Evening Session from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT (registration at 4:00 p.m and dinner at 6:00 p.m.)

Map of 440 N. Whittington ParkwayBoth sessions will be held at:

University of Louisville
Shelby Campus
440 N. Whittington Parkway
Burhans Hall, Room 207
Louisville, KY 40222


Register for the Afternoon Session (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT)

Register for the Evening Session (4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT)

Registration fee is $85 for each session. Registration deadline is October 30, 2017.

Spanish translation available.

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A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 at a discounted rate of $109 (plus tax) through October 2nd. To register, call (502) 426-2600 and reference EL0 to get the discount rate. The hotel provides a free airport shuttle (on request) and can provide transportation to campus for the event.


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This training event is being offered through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US E.P.A.) with a collaboration of P2Rx centers hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) and the Great Lakes Region Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and presented by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC). Both sessions will be conducted at the facilities of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC).

U.S. EPA Pollution Prevention websitePacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) website.Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable