- Education Foundation
|NEF - METALfab Classes|
Education Class Lineup
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Presented by NEF
Thurday Feb 2nd
How to Align and Retain Key Employees— Aligning 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.
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.
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.
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
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 201 - Intermediate CAD - More advanced functions to increase speed, using associative properties, arrays and rendering
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?
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
Metallurgy - Aluminum- Explanation 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
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.
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
Friday Feb 3rd
Code Updates -Update on current code hearings and issues, plus a Q&A on building codes and what to look for.
Service Agreements - How to design, sell and implement gate automation service agreements for your business (rules will differ per state)
Finishing - Liquid Paint -Detailed discussion on the chemistry of liquid coating and the pros and cons of the various types. Find out the various surface preparations, drying characteristics, hardness vs flexibility for durability, environmental concerns and UV stability.
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.
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.