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DuPont Powder Coatings

Axalta Star CoaterSM Program 20-Groups

Share ideas, discuss industry trends, and offer solutions to common issues. 20-Groups, comprised of non-competing Star Coaters have meetings customized to address the needs of its members. Areas of focus include business benchmarking, estimating best practices, site assessment and access to industry experts to explore common or current issues within the industry.

The 20-Group Experience


Jeanne Bell
Westside Finishing
Holyoke, MA
All Stars

"Being in a 20-Group has enabled us to develop friendships with people in the same business. We have learned different ways to do things through the company tours and have also benefited by the educational aspects (speakers, technicians, etc.) but the most beneficial part of the group is the friendships that we have developed."



Jay Burkard
Burkard Industries
Clinton Twp, MI

"Plant tours give us an opportunity to see things that we may not have been able to see before." It's like having consultants come through at no charge."


Ivan Reed
Lincoln, NE

"The information the group shares cannot be found anywhere else. When you have a number of owner/experts that will freely share how they are doing business, whether it is about hanging or masking parts, equipment, sources for all of our business needs, business decisions, etc., it just doesn’t get any better than that.

The friendships developed thru the group will be everlasting, everyone has the same business interests and there is always something to discuss.

If we have a question, we just e-mail each other, and we can get our questions answered the same day." 


Brad Watt
Micron Metal
Bridgeview, IL

"Where else can you get a room full of consultants for the price of an airline ticket? We are the best consultants for each other, in the world and doing it voluntarily."