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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2011

3M Announces 2011 Graphic Installation Training and Testing

As a leader in the thriving graphics market, 3M understands the significance of a high-quality installation process for its wide range of products and services. Well-trained installers are critical to ensuring excellent customer satisfaction and helping maintain the integrity of the industry.

To sustain this level of excellence, 3M offers world-class training, testing and accreditation for installers and installation companies. Completion of the testing program is a prerequisite for recognition by 3M as a company through the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program, or as an individual installer through the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Program. In addition, 3M is adding the 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer program for installations at car dealerships through the new Scotchprint brand On-Demand Personalized Vehicle Graphics program from 3M.

TRAINING
3M Advanced Installation Training is held at the 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. 3M Graphics Installation Trainers conduct three-day sessions that include vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, boat wraps, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics. Skills are refined through discussion, demonstration, and monitored hands-on training. For more information, contact 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com.

2011 Advanced Installation Training Dates

 
	May 16-18		September 19-21
	June 20-22		October 17-19
	July 18-20		November 14-16
	August 15-17		December 12-14
3M Preferred Graphics Installers from Lowen Corporation conduct courses in Hutchinson, Kansas, to build and refine skills through extensive hands-on practice. They include vehicle accessory disassembly, graphic film installation and removal for vehicle wraps, boat wraps, fleet graphics, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics. The course utilizes the curriculum developed by 3M and can run 2-5 days depending on customer requirements. Contact Sean Rhodes at seanr@lowen.com for more information. 2011 Lowen Company Training Dates
 
	April 25-26	 May 16-20      May 24-26
TESTING
3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Test: This test is required for one or more employees of each member UASG company to achieve the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company credentials.

For more information regarding the test, contact jlades@comcat.net. 2011 Dates:

 	June 27-28		October 24-25

3M Preferred Graphics Installer Test:
This test is required for individual installers to achieve the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer credentials.

For more information regarding the test, contact 3Minstallationprograms@mmm.com.

2011 Dates:

 
	May 19-20	September 22-23
	June 23-24	October 20-21
	July 21-22	November 17-18
	August 18-19	December 15-16
		
3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer Test:
Lowen Corporationís 3M Graphics Authorized Installation Testing Facility
The test for 3M Preferred Graphics Installer credentials may be taken at this facility. For more information regarding the test, contact seanr@lowen.com. 2011 Dates: April 25-26 May 16-20 May 24-26

About 3M Commercial Graphics
3M Commercial Graphics
St. Paul, MN
Website URL: www.3Mgraphics.com

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