LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL — The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) will host its 2021 Women in Finishing FORUM Oct. 4-6, 2021, at the Embassy Suites, South Bend, Indiana, at the University of Notre Dame.

Given the concerns over travel this spring, it was decided to hold the event in October. Presentations from the originally scheduled FORUM in 2020 are being moved to the 2021 program, when possible. The program will include a tour of Lippert Components finishing lines, along with professional development sessions, industry updates and networking opportunities. "I am excited to hold the FORUM this fall and look forward to reconnecting in person with the amazing women in our industry who have contributed to making CCAI's Women in Finishing group a success," said Sheila LaMothe, Women in Finishing Program Manager. "The FORUM presents a valuable development opportunity for all women in the finishing industry."

The FORUM details are being finalized and registration will open soon. Updates are posted at