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Shurtape® Continues Mission: HVAC Program for Third Year

Company to follow up to three HVAC students as they pursue trade education

HICKORY, N.C. (January 2017) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, is seeking up to three HVAC students to participate in the third year of its Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program. Through this program, students will apply their classroom learnings and real-life experiences to complete themed missions and will earn cash to put toward their educational expenses.

Mission: HVAC was introduced in 2015 in response to the industry’s growing concern over the future of the skilled trades. Baby Boomers continue to retire with few replacements, leaving a void in the industry. Meanwhile, employers seek replacements with trade education, but the costs of that education can be high.

So, Shurtape set out on a mission to educate for success through its Mission: HVAC program. Over the course of 10 months, three students – selected via an application process of students from technical schools nationwide – will complete 10 HVAC-themed missions that will require them to conduct research, interview HVAC pros and meet with industry experts, and then compile that knowledge into blog posts on Shurtape’s tape education-focused website, And, they will be rewarded for their participation in the program and completion of all 10 missions with $5,000 each to put toward the cost of their education and help prepare them for future employment.

“Forget the stigmas that HVAC is a dirty, dead-end job. We’ve learned a lot from the students we’ve worked with over the past two years of the Mission: HVAC program. In particular, we’ve been able to see, through their eyes, that the HVAC field has a lot to offer as a career path – hands-on work, job security, advancement potential and so much more,” said Glenn Walter, product manager for building and construction tapes at Shurtape. “But, that success can come with a price as potential employers often demand a quality educational background, which can be costly. Mission: HVAC seeks to shed some light on HVAC as a career path, highlight the hard work applied to getting a technical education, and for three lucky students, ease some of the financial burden of getting that education.”

Stay tuned at to meet the 2017 Mission: HVAC students – and to follow their journeys. Interested HVAC students may apply online by February 3, 2017, at


Shurtape®, Hickory, N.C., is an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes designed to meet the most exacting standards. Products include masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, and other specialty tape products, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications. Shurtape proudly serves a variety of markets, from painting and packaging to HVAC and transportation, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. For more information about Shurtape, visit, find us on Facebook® or follow us on Twitter®

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