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JUL 2017

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12 JULY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM News From Around the Coatings Industry TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED T he A merican Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. A variety of online and in-person courses are available at www.redcross. org/takeaclass. If you need training to fulfill a job requirement, contact your employer to find out exactly which course you need to take. Group train- ing sessions are also available. e Red Cross First Aid App is available to download for free in your app store or at www.redcross.org/apps. T he Adu lt and Ped iatr ic First A id /CPR /A ED course incor porates the latest science and teaches students to recog nize and care for a var iet y of f irst aid emergencies, such as bur ns, cuts, scrapes, sudden i l lnesses, head, neck, back injur ies, and heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and card iac emergencies to help v ictims of any age — adu lts (about 12 years and older) and ped iat- r ic (infants and chi ldren up to 12 years of age). Students who success- f u l ly complete this course w i l l receive a cer tif icate for Adu lt and Ped iatr ic First A id /CPR /A ED, which is va lid for t wo years. T he training for card io - pu lmonar y resuscitation (CPR) and Automated Exter na l Def ibr i l lators (A ED) can help prov ide you w ith the sk i l ls and conf idence to act in an emergenc y and save lives. For more information, contact: American Red Cross, www.redcross.org Selling Your Business e U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competi- tive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. A lthough SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established, the bottom line mission remains the same: e SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. rough an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. SBA is offering a course regard- ing how to sell your business. is self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business. Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, trans- ferring ownership of a business, steps to closing a business, and preparing a sales agreement. e course, which is available online, lasts 30 minutes. For more information, contact: U.S. Small Business Administration, (800) 827-5722, www.sba.gov Epoxy Training Polished Concrete University's mission is to standardize the definitions of mechanical and topical polished concrete. It aims to tie these terms to a scope of work that ensures a global understand- ing so that all architects, designers, and tradesmen can educate the build- ing owner or client on what best fits their situation. e university strives to provide practical resources and tools for all of its colleagues, including educational articles, operational forms, check lists, and techniques, as well as an understanding of detailed specifica- tions in the industry. e Polished Concrete University offers a course on installing epoxy floors at least once a month. W hether you are new to epoxy or have limited experience, the instructors are prepared to get you started with profes- sional epoxy training. e training takes place in facilities in Pompano Beach, Florida. e three-day course starts with a book discussion prior to hitting the test slabs. A ll areas in their 2,000-sq.-ft. (185.8 m²) facility are air conditioned. During the class, you will learn: • Moisture testing • Moisture barriers • Floor repair and leveling • Primers • Basecoats • Solid colors, flakes, glitter, and urethane coatings • Tools and equipment • Estimating pricing For more information, contact: Polished Concrete University, (866) 984-3080, www.polishedconcreteuni- versity.com CP

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