As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has postponed the 2020 Women in Finishing FORUM. The event has been rescheduled for April 28-30, 2021 and will be held at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame.

An outstanding program was set for the 2020 FORUM featuring presenters from John Deere, Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Graco Inc., and more. A tour of local manufacturer, Lippert Components Inc., finishing operations was to be a highlight of the event. “Our goal is to ‘copy and paste’ the 2020 program into the 2021 dates,” states Sheila LaMothe, Women in Finishing Program Manager. “Nearly all of our speakers have already added the new dates to their schedule and intend to present,” she adds.

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Powered by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), Women in Finishing (WiF) provides a platform that fosters professional and personal development for women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in the industrial finishing industry. WiF is inclusive of all levels and responsibilities within the finishing industry, from the finishing line to executive management. For more information, visit