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Lack of Young Workers? #trainthetrainer

Lack of Young Workers? #trainthetrainer

| November 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Problem is the Lack of Trained Mentors Identifying a problem isn’t a sign of brilliance. It is often the sign of a complainer. The difference between complainers and their more successful counterparts is that problem solvers need to find solutions. And the best ones figure out how to implement the solution for longer term […]

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Fresh Coat Training in Dallas

Fresh Coat Training in Dallas

| November 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

P2F partnered last week with national franchise Fresh Coat Painters to present a 3 day educational seminar for Fresh Coat paint company owners. This event was held at the Sherwin Williams University training center in Dallas. The curriculum presented by P2F was several months in development, and specifically designed to fit the real life needs of the […]

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Festool Surface Prep Day at McCann Tech (MA)

Festool Surface Prep Day at McCann Tech (MA)

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The fourth date on our #543tour was in North Adams, MA on May 5 (cinco de mayo!) for a surface preparation workshop with the students of McCann Tech. We were very impressed with the instructors and students in this program because it teaches everything from framing to cabinet building, and now…finishes! Special thanks to instructor […]

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2015 Vocational Workshop Series Begins!

2015 Vocational Workshop Series Begins!

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fine Finish Workshop at RTCC In February, P2F kicked off the 2015 Vocational Workshop Series by returning to RTCC for the third consecutive year, and Tim Murphy’s students impressed once again with quality pieces of furniture that were ready for fine finish application. Scott and Todd guided the group through final prep on their projects […]

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Maine to Montana Paint Industry Education Tour

Maine to Montana Paint Industry Education Tour

| April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Planes, Trains and Automobiles in the Month of May! In the first half of May, Todd and Scott will take to the streets – and the air – to launch the P2F brand of paint industry education from the furthest region in the Northeast to the heart of the Wild West – all in the […]

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P2F Trainers at ’14 JLC Live Show

P2F Trainers at ’14 JLC Live Show

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the third straight year, P2F trainers Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt hit JLC Live in Providence, RI – their favorite annual road trip. Todd and Scott presented a wood prep and finishing clinic at the popular Festool Connect Event on Thursday, March 20. There were about 500 attendees in the room, and it was […]

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And the 2014 Prep to Finish Paint Sponsor is…

And the 2014 Prep to Finish Paint Sponsor is…

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

We are beyond excited to introduce Sherwin Williams as the official paint sponsor of the 2014 Prep to Finish Vocational/Technical School Paint Training Program. This announcement comes right on the heels of Prep to Finish’s first anniversary. What a year it has been. And this has actually been in concept for three years. By way […]

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Prep to Finish Updates

Prep to Finish Updates

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

2/17/14 NTC Workshop to be Rescheduled A Valentine’s Day snowstorm forced school closures in the whole state of Vermont this past friday. With February break quickly approaching, the students at NTC will be preparing for and taking exams this week. Because of this, we are in the process of rescheduling our drywall spraying workshop for […]

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2014 Prep to Finish Season Begins

2014 Prep to Finish Season Begins

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yup, we’re back and doing it again. The 2014 Prep to Finish season began at Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans, VT. Under the direction of instructor Steve Wunsch, the NWTC kids are remodeling an entire house…what us pros would call a full gut remodel inside and out. We also have upcoming dates for a […]

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How We Spent our Summer Vacation – Prep to Finish Training for Painters

How We Spent our Summer Vacation – Prep to Finish Training for Painters

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prep to Finish Training Update Ok, it wasn’t much of a vacation, as we are busy paint contractors. But we did successfully complete a couple of some critical summer initiatives for our Prep to Finish Training Program. First, we teamed with Graco, our Full Program Sprayer Sponsor, to launch a new instructional video series. In […]

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