Closed Molding Technology DVD - NEW!
||Andre is proud to announce the release
of his latest training DVD, entitled CMT:
Closed Molding Technology. More
||Master the techniques of the Vacuum Infusion
Process with Andre's VIP
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Thank you for the copy on the XXX. If there is anything I can do to facilitate a school here let me know. Also I cannot tell you how impressed I was of your school and professionalism at Skagit Valley College. If at all possible I would like to spend a few more days with you. I don't want to impose but I know what type of learning curve I am on. Again, thank you for your time and patience, I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your presentation, time and help last week in Montreal at XXX National Sales mtg. We left you in such a haste to go cart racing that I did not get a chance to say good-bye to you or your lovely wife either. You did a great job in teaching this old dog new tricks...for that I wish to thank you. I have watched a number of folks VIP, but as always the devil is in the detail and in doing the small box, I learned much. I wish we could have seen it turn out, but knowing how to do it was quite valuable.
RP, Kansas City, KS
Andre & Lydia:
Just a quick note here to tell you I enjoyed the class and am looking forward to putting what I learned to use. I especially liked the hands-on and casual style. I'll keep you posted on our progress!
MM, Annapolis, MD
Dear Andre san,
Many thanks for all you did for us when we visited you last month.
I was impressed very much by what you said and show us at that moment.
Your experantial pastral care will help us in the future. Especially, I was encouraged by your words "We do what nobody has done". I realize that you gave up a great deal of your spare time for us, but it gave us a real valuable experience. We look forward to meeting you in the near future. Regards,
KK, Tokyo, Japan
A "BIG" THANK YOU ANDRE FOR THE VIP COURSE. IT WAS A VERY EDUCATIONAL WEEK . HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE. NEXT TIME YOUR IN THE MARITIMES GIVE ME A CALL.AGAIN THANKS.
GD, NB Canada
La démonstration que vous avez réalisé la semaine dernière au Nouveau Brunswick devant les mouleurs de bateaux a remporté un vif succès et je tenais à vous exprimer personnellement mes sincères remerciements.
Vos propos, particulièrement convaincants et non dénués d'exemple, contribueront à la longue réflexion que nos clients devront faire dans un avenir rapproché du au nouvelles normes environnementales qu'ils devront rencontrer. Ce sont des témoignages de cette nature qui enrichissent véritablement notre industrie et nous permettent de progresser.
Espérant, que votre démontration portera fruit pour le bénéfice d'un plus grand nombre de mouleurs. Nous vous prions d'agréer, Monsieur. l'_expression de nos sentiments distingués.
JGP, Montreal, Canada
I hope your return trip went smoothly? I would like to thank you
once again for spending the week with the boat builders here to teach them Vacuum Infusion and to share your boat building experience. It was a good eye opening experience for many of our manufacturers and I hope it will
be the start of more projects down the road. The results of the course have
far exceeded my expectations. When I first started to organize this I had
hoped maybe one or 2 boat builders would decide to give it a try and that
the others would simply keep the information for when they would be
forced to change. Instead I expect that we will be able to work with at least 4 of those present to start getting them switched over to VIP. Once this
happens I have no doubt more will follow. I have no doubt that your
methodical teaching approach made it easy for them to understand that it can be simple as long as nothing is overlooked. I hope that in the next few years we will start to see positive changes in the way boats are manufactured in XX. We will surely keep you up to date on what is happening. You had a chance to see our current state and I hope on your next visit you will be able to see improvements based on what you have taught us.
MT, NB, Canada
This was the best technical school I have ever been too. Andre was
very engaging and is an excellent teacher. I was expecting this to
be a waste of my time as I have a fair amount of infusion experience.
However I went in with an open mind hoping to pick up on a trick or
two. I ended up taking eighteen pages of notes! So did RH who is
also a very accomplished at Infusion. I think that Andre would be an
excellent addition to our team of closed mold experts to work with
customers. Much in the same fashion as DS currently works with us. I further think that all sales within XXX should attend his school.
GS (their boss)
11:15 and everyone has gone home. We're 99.999999 percent complete. Everything went well. Next time around I would add a 3rd inlet per side. We used 310 gal of resin/hdn….The other thing we did was made taller pleated suctions (4"-5" above the surface instead of 2" ) and that saved our butts. I would also raise the feed line to 4' above the flange and carry down the colbond strips to within 20" of the distance to the outboard edge of the flange. All the above should reduce the time. We infused 140 gal in 20 min.
Sonny was here to observe and comment. He was skeptical about the colbond spacing,single bag and raised pleats and just about everything else we did. It was nice to see him pleasantly surprised at how well everything went.
Again, thanks for your help and friendship. We look forward to working with you more in the future.
RD, Saint Croix, VI
Hi, Andre -
Thanks for your call.
Thanks even more for sharing your knowledge and experience with us in
Your class. I am so grateful to you and to Mike for putting this on. It is
impressive how well you hold up to the pressures of doing this sort
of instruction. It must be unbelievably tiring.
RJ, Reno, NV
One of our employees ( RS ) attended the XXX Training seminar in Oak Harbor, WA. He was very impressed with the class and has some new tricks to use. He did talk to you for a while, and I wanted to thank you for spending the time with him.
Also NT would like to offer our facility to you for any other training you might want to do. We have a 33000 sqft lamination building and a conference room for up to 25 people.
Again, thank you for your training seminars and talking with our employee
BF, Anacortes, WA
Once more I would like to thank you and André for the warm welcome,
The really superb learning atmosphere and last but not least the
Excellent practical training we got from André, exceptional and unique!
I am personally still amazed that we came all the way to Florida to
meet the man who built the Maxi yacht that, certainly since the last two
weeks, has offered me the passion for boating and probably a kind of direction in my life. Really amazing!
We will certainly keep in touch and I am convinced that we will meet
Again in the upcoming years!
Say hello to André.
Hello! We met briefly this week at the class you put on hosted by XXX here in Southern California. The course was an excellent introduction to the process. You are very good at teaching it and make it very understandable
Andre, thanks for a great week. The team consistently spoke very highly of the learning that took place-- now let's keep their energy up!
MD, WV, North Carolina
Dear Andre & Lydia,
Thanks so much for giving me a fantastic week of training! I am absolutely confident that I'll be able to demonstrate here the concepts that you've taught me. I'll be frustrated a few times because I don't have something that I need, but after a few demonstrations I'll be able to have what I need on hand.
Your shop is so well stocked it really makes it easy to make progress.
I'm sure I'll have a few questions along the way and I really appreciate your offer to provide assistance as we move forward.
My boss is out today, so I'll finalize shipping details tomorrow and let you know if I'll take the swamp boat or not. I hope the tool wasn't too much trouble to get ready for shipping. Our favored shipper is XXX, so I'll make arrangements with them.
Thanks for the excellent shopping list and checklist!
BL, Kent, Ohio
Andre and Lydia,
to let you know how much my students and I appreciated
the Workshop you held at Seattle Central Community
College . The program was very understandable and
contained just the right amount of information to
encourage us to try a few things out. We have viewed
the CD, again and are considering ways to approach
some small projects, here in our shop. I will keep
my eyes on your website (wonderful links, also) in
anticipation of attending one of the more comprehensive
CG, Tacoma ,
I attended your technical
session last week at CFA and I still had a Couple
of questions after viewing your paper. By the way
I thought your session was terrific; I wish there
were more university professors with your teaching
TB, Los Angeles , CA
Thanks for the quick
response and the leads. It's nice to know there are
people like you in the industry who are willing to
share their experiences and their valuable time with
Regards, BT, Oskosh, MN
I just wanted to start out by saying
that me and Danny really enjoyed your class on VIP.
We learned a lot from it.
Thank you for your time, WM,
Thank you for such an enlightening
seminar.... I really took away a lot of insight from
your class. I
am very much excited about the coming Seminars. My
knowledge base is limited, but I am extremely interested
in going to a process such as this for the near future. I
liked the open atmosphere in the class, being able
to converse verses just sit and listen. Again,
Thank you for such a great class.
Thanks for the demonstrations and
information regarding the infusion processes. They
were very informative and concise. The open format
lent itself for discussion of the processes and I
thought that was a nice change from a more structured,
no question asked till after the demonstration format
FS, New Bern , NC
I thank you and everybody that footed the bill for
the seminar. We did gain more knowledge that will
help us lighten the learning curve. I thought you
were quite thorough. Thanks.
RB, Edenton, NC
RF, Charleston, SC