PDCA Portland Chapter Event

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Purdy Factory Tour

3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a tour of the Purdy Factory

Each attendee will receive a custom brush!


3:30 p.m. Registration

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Factory Tour

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Please register by Monday, July 16, at Noon. 
Advance registration required.
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About Purdy:

“We were founded in 1925 on an uncompromising dedication to quality brushes. Today, the same dedication is evident in every brush, roller, scraper and other tools that we make. The art of brushmaking is at the very heart of our success. Since day one, every Purdy brush has been hand made without ever compromising on quality.”

The Sherwin-Williams Portland site has been producing the finest quality Purdy brand painting tools for over 90 years. 100% of their paint brushes are handcrafted by skilled brushmakers.  They are immensely proud of the diversity at Purdy. This diversity of thought has created a strong kaizen (continuous improvement) culture that has been sustained over the years because it is driven at all levels of their organization.  Employees are continually thinking about and taking action to improve processes, reduce waste, and continue to provide the highest quality to their customers.


Your Tour Guides:

Mike Khabibulin

Area Supply Chain Manager

12 years with Sherwin-Williams at the Purdy site

Kate Gauntner

Operations Manager

21 years with Sherwin-Williams, 5 years at the Purdy site

Ana Goradesky 

Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

2 years with Sherwin-Williams at the Purdy site, 10.5 years in Manufacturing

Tour Objective:
To showcase the Purdy paint brush and roller cover manufacturing process while learning from our tenured Purdy “Tour Guides” as to the ins and outs of Purdy’s manufacturing processes, operations and supply chain logistics.
Thank you to Sherwin-Williams for being a valued sponsor of this event!
We hope to see you there!
Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.
Please register by Monday, July 16, at Noon.  Advance registration required
  • $32 for Portland Chapter Members Registered and Paid in Advance
  • $62 for Non-Chapter Members
  • $32 for Guests Sponsored by a Portland Chapter Member
Earn CCB Continuing Education Credit!
This course is approved for 2 credit hours of commercial/residential continuing education Series A credit for both members and non-members.  The PDCA Portland Chapter is responsible for the content of this course.