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               Education Class Handouts

                                             Presented by NEF




How to Align and Retain Key EmployeesAligning employees in the organization with your strategic plan is one of the most important things you can do. Learn how to identify and mentor development of your employees so they meet the needs of your organization.  



History of Metalwork Part 3 Increase your ability to communicate with clients by learning the principles and elements of design and their relationship to Architectural Metals.


Cash is King  - Reading and Understanding Cash Flow Analysis Balance sheets are a snap shot of your business, financial statements are an important tool in measuring success, but they do little to tell you where your cash actually went.





CAD - Twenty-five Tips and Tricks to Enhance your CAD Proformance



  You Tube Video


Metallurgy - Copper Alloys Look at and examine the pros and cons of the various copper alloys that we see in our industry and prepare your employees and your shop to work with copper alloys




Optimizing your shop to run lean Know your equipment needs and optimize production, know the expected ROI on equipment, staff and space and get your employees in the mindset of efficiency.




Detailing and Shop Drawings In house or contract? - What should you look for and expect from a detailer and how to select the right one for your company.  Generally accepted principles and formats for presentations.



What, When and Where? A Business owner's discussion forum - All owners ask these daily. Join in on a discussion with other business owners on how they tackle short term and long term challenges.





Women in BusinessRound Table Disssion on issues that effect women in the industry





Code Updates -Update on current code hearings and issues, plus a Q&A on building codes and what to look for.





Finishing - Powder Coating Detailed discussion on powder coating: know the various manufactures and types of powders.  Find out how to get into tight corners and surface preparation on different metals No Handout Available


Engineering 101 - We know what the code says but how do we determine if our products meet those requirements.  Basic railing engineering explained in layman's terms.  What is considered failure? No Handout Available


Code Updates -Update on current code hearings and issues, plus a Q&A on building codes and what to look for. No Handout Available


Service Agreements How to design, sell and implement gate automation service agreements for your business (rules will differ per state) No Handout Available

Looking to the future with NEF -This is your opportunity to network with the NEF trustees and share your ideas about future education programs that you would like to see developed. No Handout Available


How to prepare for an installation - Setup a process for smooth installation that instills confidence in your customer and gets the job done. Discuss the best practices, check lists, tools and what your installers need to know before getting to the job site. 

No Handout Available


Peer to Peer Collaboration and Networking  (formally Listserv Live) - A discussion into practical insights and solutions to working both in and out of the organization to provide better service and develop new business opportunities. No Handout available


Improve Visibility and Revenue While Delivering Exceptional Customer Service Customer service is vital in our service based industry and economy.  Help increase revenue by adding complementary service or products and adding to your online presence while creating your niche in the market  No Handout Available


Metallurgy - AluminumExplanation of the various alloys we see in our industry, what are their pros and cons, finish possibilities and best practices, help prepare your employee to work with

aluminum. No Handout Available

Women in Business - Roundtable discussion of current issues that affect Women in the Industry
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Featured Members
Greg Terrill, Division 5 MetalworksGreg Terrill has been named owner of Building Restoration Inc., parent of Division 5 Metalworks
Allyn Moseley, The Heirloom CompaniesAllyn Moseley and The Heirloom Companies are featured in local newspaper, The Greenville News

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