DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a pair of intensive courses this spring. The first is a NESHAP Subpart HHHHHH “6H” training program, a half-day event offered on March 8 and May 17, 2011, in Toledo, Ohio. Training is conducted from 1-5 pm and includes both classroom and “hands-on” sessions. Certification is awarded upon successful completion. Attendees should be involved in any of the following:

  • Paint stripping operations that use methylene chloride (MeCl)-containing paint stripping formulations; 
  • Spray application of coatings to motor vehicles and mobile equipment; 
  • Spray application of coatings to a plastic and/or metal substrate where the coatings contain compounds of chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), or cadmium (Cd).

The second course, a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop, is an in-depth, three-day program offered on March 9-11 and May 18-20, also in Toledo. Classes meet from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily at the college and include both classroom and hands-on sessions. Two Continuing Education Units are awarded. Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or spray equipment sales and distribution.

Topics for the Spray Finishing Technology Workshop include: 

  • Equipment types and selection
  • Equipment set-up, operation, and maintenance
  • Surface preparation and defect analysis
  • Material selection
  • Safety and regulatory concerns

To register for the courses, or for additional information, please contact Jaime Wineland, Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services Division, toll-free by phone at: 800-466-9367, ext.7320, or via e-mail at:

DeVilbiss and Binks pioneered the development of spray finishing equipment over a century ago and continue to refine and improve processes for spray finishing. The Workforce and Community Services Division at Owens Community College is dedicated to partnering with industry to provide focused education and training programs for traditional and non-traditional students.