1907 E FM 407  Argyle TX  76226-9447   T: 940-455-2269   F: 940-455-7385

Training by Joe Merritt


  • CREATOR of the Buff, Polish & Grind Methods Research & Teaching facility in Argyle Texas 1984.

  • AUTHOR of the Fabricator (a NOMMA publication) articles:

  • “A Most Glorious Archway” Stainless arches-July-August 1996;

  • “Raw To Mirror” In as little as two quick steps -Brass Caprail and Brass castings March-April 1997;

  • “ALUMINUM” Polishing & Buffing - November-December 1997.

  • CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR Department of Defense of the USA & Canada 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

  • Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry 1994-1995.

  • Marquis Who's Who in the World 1995.

If you want to taught by the best of the best, you need to spend the day with Joe Merritt learning to use the latest technology in machinery and abrasives. Joe has 99% memory recall enabling him to teach from past and present experiences with explicit detail. After graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1970, Joe spent the next seven (7) years in industrial purchasing. From 1977 to the present, Joe has worked as an Industrial Supply salesman and beginning in1984 he has dedicated his every effort to the specialization of grind, polish & buff methods, equipment and supplies. Please visit the Methods Research section of this web site. Here you can review some of the many types of customer problems which have been solved in the BPG methods research facility forming the basis for Joe’s knowledge.

With years of hands on deburring, grinding, polishing and buffing, Joe has gained extensive knowledge while working with stainless steel, aluminum, brass, cobalt-chrome, titanium, copper, bronze, pewter, silver, acrylic, polycarbonate, wood, epoxy coatings and exotic substances. As time allows, you will be taught how to use the proper equipment, abrasives, buffs and compounds necessary to produce finishes ranging from satin to mirror on one or more materials. At the end of the training day, each participant will be given a handout covering the subject matter for study and review after returning home.

Following is an overview of a typical day of training:

  • Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Classroom overview of all subject matter.

  • 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Classroom continues with working lunch provided.

  • 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M. Methods Research lab – hands on instruction.

  • No cameras, video or recording equipment allowed without prior approval.

Joe Merritt

Casey Maziarz & Paul Koenig of Dynabrade Inc.

The Buff Polish & Grind Research & Training Facility

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