Industry News: NCCA’s “Key to the Toolbox” Guide Unlocks Wealth of Online Resources

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The National Coil Coating Association (Cleveland, OH) is now offering its “Key to the Toolbox” pocket guide, a free publication designed to unlock the NCCA’s powerful array of online educational resources.

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Looking for fast and comprehensive information about prepainted metal and coil coating?  The National Coil Coating Association (Cleveland, OH) is now offering its “Key to the Toolbox” pocket guide, a free publication designed to unlock the NCCA’s powerful array of online educational resources.

Because there are so many educational tools available from NCCA, a Key has been created to help select the right tool for your needs.  Categorized for current prepaint users, potential users, building and construction manufacturers and employee training, the “Key to the Toolbox” guide helps users drill down to the online assets they need including videos, e-tutorials, case studies, tool kits, articles, press releases and more.  All of these tools are free and ready to view or download on the NCCA’s manufacturers’ web site, www.coilcoatinginstitute.org.

The “Key to the Toolbox” tri-fold brochure is printed on durable coated stock, a perfect take-along in a pocket or briefcase or as a ready-reference at the office.  For even more specific information about the benefits of coil coating, try the handy online “Resource Wizard” search engine also available on the NCCA’s manufacturers’ web site.  Just a few clicks, lead to direct links to the most popular coil coating topics including “Going Green,” Maximizing Space,” “EPA Compliance,” “Quality Control” and “Cost Savings.” To order your free copy of “The Key to the Toolbox,” complete the online form at http://www.coilcoating.org/toolboxrequest.

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