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INDUSTRY NEWS Industry news should be sent to Noteworthy 3M Announces Dates for Advanced Installer Training 3M Commercial Graphics (St. Paul, MN) has announced the 2013 schedule for its three-day Advanced Installer Training sessions, which will be conducted at the 3M Center. Activities will include discussion, demonstration and intensive handson training. Attendees will work on building and refining skills for vehicle and boat wraps, fleet graphics, floor graphics, windows and smooth and textured walls. Dates will be: April 15-17, June 10-12, July 15-17, August 19-21, September 16-18, October 14-16, November 18-20 and December 9-11. Contact for more information. Varying levels of training will also be offered at the Lowen Certified Facility (Hutchinson, KS). Depending on skill level, courses include two to five days of closely monitored, hands-on practice to build and refine skills for: vehicle accessory disassembly, graphic film installation/removal for vehicle and boat wraps, fleet graphics, floor graphics, windows and smooth and textured walls. Attendees will also receive discounted installation tools and supplies, special discounted graphics pricing, and future installation opportunities with Lowen’s national installation network. A tour of Lowen Corp. headquarters is also included. Its dates will be: April 3-5, April 8-12, April 24-26, May 6-10, May 14-16, May 20-22, June 3-7 and June 11-13. Contact Dennis Shea at or (888) 201-8945 for more information. ISA Announces Members of Three Steering Committees As part of its new governance structure, ISA’s Board of Directors will be advised by three steering committees. The committees represent the three main segments of ISA membership: the Affiliated Associations, Direct Members and Suppliers/Distributors. Two representatives from each committee serve on the Leadership Development Committee, chaired by immediate past chairman Duane Laska. The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for identifying and cultivating future leaders for ISA. Affiliated Associations Council Steering Committee Ben Ziglin (Chair), Ziglin Signs, Washington, MO Mark Gastineau, Arrow Sign Co., Oakland, CA John Havick, Spectrum, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO John Lewis, Lewis Sign Builders, Buda, TX Raymond Owens, Royal Sign Co. Phoenix, AZ Sam Van Bruggen, Van Bruggen Signs, Orland Park, IL Karen Warr, Mid South Sign Assn. (non-voting member), Winchester, TN Mandy Wisner, Southern Signs, Natchez, MS Direct Member Council Steering Committee Betsy Ewart (Chair), Cummings Signs, Knoxville, TN John Allen, Allen Industries, Greensboro, NC Dave Drury, Poblocki Sign Co., LLC, West Allis, WI Rocky Gray, Chandler Signs, Inc., Dallas, TX Mike Lauretano, Sr., Lauretano Sign Group, Terryville, CT Richard Poyant, Poyant Signs Inc., New Bedford, MA Patti Skoglund, Superior Electrical Advertising, Inc., Long Beach, CA Suppliers/Distributors Council Steering Committee Craig Campbell (Chair), Oracal USA, Black Creek, GA John Brandmeier, Matthews Paint Co. Pleasant Prairie, WI Deborah Hutcheson, Agfa Corp., Elmwood Park, NJ Rick Scrimger, Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, CA Steve Shotwell, SloanLED, Ventura, CA Jim Wilson, Montroy Supply Co., Signal Hill, CA Loren Industries Celebrates 20th Anniversary Loren Industries (Whittier, CA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Dan Lorenzen founded the company as a one-man operation. It’s now a full-service sign company and general contractor with more than 50 employees. Loren donated the two huge genies that adorn the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. The company has also announced its hiring of Steve McNamara as VP of marketing and sales. He has more than a quarter century of industry experience. SIGNS OF THE TIMES / APRIL 2013 / 109

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Signs of the Times - April 2013
ST Update
Cut Your Ink Costs
Technology Update
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review
Technology Review
Sign Museum News
New Products
The 2013 International Sign Contest
Leasing Equipment
The ISA Sign Expo 2013 Preview
Industry News
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - April 2013