The National Center for Coatings Application, Research, and Education (C-CARE)

C-CAREA one-of-a-kind coating and finishing technology center, housing 11,000 square feet of environmentally controlled space, and a suite of state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing coating and finishing equipment. C-CARE's mission is to become an industry-recognized national standard and world-class facility for workforce training, education, and research for a wide-variety of industrial coating processes and technologies that support a large base of manufacturers of metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, and composite products. C-CARE's value is categorized into these benefits:


Center for Coatings Application Research and Education

  • Increase Manufacturing Efficiency and Quality
  • Increase Manufacturing Efficiency and Quality
  • Increase Skill Level and Credentials of Workers
  • Support Conversion to Environmentally Sound Coating Practices
  • Attract Industries to Southside Virginia