There are four key benefits to joining CORE’s global network of surface technology partners. The first is collaboration, which is realized through benchmarking, mentoring, global and regional conferences, troubleshooting and cross-training. The second is global reach. CORE has plants on six continents, which encourages knowledge exchange and ensures cultural competence and proximity to customers. The third benefit is innovation, which is a direct result of CORE’s entrepreneurial culture, technology-based solutions, specialization, niche product development, problem-solving approach and partnerships. Strategic alliances are the fourth advantage of the network, including partnerships with large producers, flexible business models and solid investment opportunities.