Sherwin-Williams, through its industrial wood coatings division, announced a $300,000 investment at AWFS in the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL), a new national training center teaching the next generation of wood manufacturing tradesmen and women.
Opening in August in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 46,000-sq.-ft. center will offer classes to primary and post-secondary students in the Peyton and Widefield (Colo.) school districts, industry personnel and members of the military. Its curriculum will center around hands-on education that uses machines and technologies the students will encounter on the job.
“The MiLL provides a fantastic opportunity for students to master the skills that will launch their trade careers with unparalleled access to industry-leading educators and equipment,” Sherwin-Williams industrial wood coatings division president and general manager Dennis Karnstein said in a statement. “There is no greater way to support our mission to grow the success of the wood industry than to ensure our future leaders have the best tools and knowledge.”