Fifteen industry members from around the state of WI joined with students at Madison College recently for a sanding seminar sponsored by Stiles Machinery and 3M. Participants were exposed to the intricacies of Wide Belt Sanding by Peter Van Dyke of Stiles. On the hand sanding side, Bob Usselman of 3M demystified the art of sanding. One participant commented, “I can’t wait to get back to the shop and share what I learned with the guys. We’ve been sanding the wrong way since 1939!”

Stiles Machinery & 3M Sponsor Sanding Seminar at Madison CollegeMadison College is pleased to partner with organizations like Stiles and 3M to promote continuing education for the trade. The Cabinetmaking & Millwork program hosts several seminars annually. For more information, contact Patrick Molzahn, [email protected] 608.246.6842

Madison College is an active member of WoodLINKS USA and Certified Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Evaluation Center. Together these organizations are helping to build and maintain a strong, skilled workforce so that U.S. manufacturers can remain competitive in today’s challenging economic environment. For more information, visit and

Source: Madison College

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