Trim-Tex held its first Design & Training Center on October 6-7, in Lincolnwood, Ill. The class was taught by Noe Perez, Enrique Perez and Myron Ferguson.
Trim-Tex held its first Design & Training
Center on October 6-7, in Lincolnwood, Ill. The class was taught by Noe Perez,
Enrique Perez and Myron Ferguson.
Held at the company’s HQ, this state-of-the-art facility showcases the
possibilities of the company’s product line and also provides hands-on training
for contractors. The training is geared towards not only contractors but also
designers, architects and others in the building community.
“The design center is for whomever,” Joe Koenig, president of Trim-Tex, told
W&C earlier this year. “You can create just whatever you
In the DTC, there are multiple stations (“vignettes” as Koenig refers to them)
that display the different stages of production on the job with each station
featuring approximately four to five of the company’s products. The instructors
displayed several different methods the several drywall contractors that came
to this first session.
The first day of class was lead with instructional teaching that moved into
hands-on work in the vignettes. The second day elaborated more into working in
“We are offering courses to all,” said Karyn Newman, executive assistant at
Trim-Tex. “We have already had numerous attendees for the Design Center tour
which have included contractors, distributors, builders, architects and
“We are looking forward to offering more classes and possibly an additional day
of hands-on training,” she said. “Our attendees are looking forward to return
to learn more creative drywall art ideas and hands-on installation instruction.
We will continue to educate and train those on the many benefits of vinyl
Josh Schatz, owner of S&S Drywall in Minot,
N.D., attended so he could learn
more about the design capabilities of working with the company’s line.
According to Schatz, he really wanted to further his knowledge and skills
working with new products.
“We knew about how the company’s products worked but wanted a greater skill and
understand,” Schatz said when asked why he attended. “I wish we could’ve stayed
there two more days.”
Schatz’s bulk of work is in custom homes and he said knowing the possibilities
of being creative with new products is a big advantage for contractors like
himself. He plans to head back to the Design & Training Center
with more of his staff for further training.