As part of our mission to provide the very best advice and support, we offer hands-on educational seminars through GemSeal University, our training program for contractors, distributors, and property managers.
Last week at our Tampa R&D facility, we conducted a class and plant tour for Professional Pavement Products (or PPP), headquartered in Jacksonville. PPP has ongoing education requirements for their employees and incorporated this seminar into their training. As a result, PPP’s managers and sales staff from six regional offices were in attendance.
The seminar kicked off with a brief introduction by GemSeal President, Jeff Lax, and continued with a lecture presented by Paul Raymond, Technical Manager, and Natasha Albuquerque, Project Chemist. The instructors reviewed the process behind sealer manufacturing and the importance of quality control including which tests are necessary and why. Additionally, at the request of PPP, the group, along with GemSeal territory sales manager Rob Knarr, discussed alternative options to refined tar sealer, including the benefits of Black Diamond, a petroleum-based, high-performance sealer. From there, attendees toured GemSeal’s Tampa plant to see the process flow and precision colloid mill system and also visited the lab to witness firsthand a quality-control test.
“This is the third time PPP has partnered with GemSeal in the training of our employees,” said Greg Driskell, President and Founder of PPP. “Our brand promise is Products, Service, and Knowledge. This is a great opportunity to expand our managers’ knowledge of the processes behind the product. The more we know, the better we can keep that promise.”
The time spent together was not only educational, but it also helped to strengthen our relationship with a highly-valued customer and distributor. Through these opportunities, we aim to improve sealcoating practices across the nation.
If your team is interested in participating in GemSeal University training, please contact us to review session topics and schedule an event.