IWRC trains painters at Omega Cabinetry


Omega Cabinetry, a division of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.



Waterloo, IA


Omega painter


Omega Cabinetry needed to meet the annual painter training requirement to comply with the National Emission Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations. The Iowa Waste Reduction Center developed a one-day customized painter training course to meet the requirements of the regulation.


Six painters from the Waterloo, IA location went through a customized Omega / IWRC Painter Training process at the IWRC facility in Cedar Falls, IA. After a pre-test, the painters went through classroom, in-booth and VirtualPaint instruction. At the end of training, the painters took a post-test. By the end of training, the Omega painters successfully met the training requirements for the NESHAP and were able to recognize improvements in their efficiency. Data was tracked from both the pre- and post-tests in order to establish a baseline and quantify training outcomes.