STAR4D Reopening Plan

Below you will find a comprehensive reopening plan for the IWRC's STAR4D program to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

STAR4D Reopening Plan

STAR4D COVID-19 Reopening Plan

  • customized training to meet facility needs
  • comprehensive hands-on and classroom training
  • virtual-reality based training using the VirtualPaint

STAR4D focuses on comprehensive knowledge of the entire painting process and improving spray techniques. Benefits include material savings proper mixing fewer defects less rework corrosion protection reduced VOC and HAP emissionsmaterial savings resulting in a quality finished product.


10 Oct

The Next Generation of Waste Reduction

Five students have left their mark at UNI’s Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)  this summer, working across various internal and community-based projects. Paige German, Kendall Lienmann, Makayla Gasper, Eliana Hornbuckle, and Haley Christoffer may be from different universities, but they now have something in common: they all built Read more

18 Apr

STAR4D’s Work with Corroded Military Assets

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense (STAR4D) program has gone through many transitions since its start in 2003.  The program originally began as a means to provide effective painter training to the U.S. Armed Forces. Now in its 15th year, the STAR4D program continues to provide hands-on painter training to military personnel both Read more

About STAR4D


The STAR4D program officially began in 2003 to address the unique needs of military painting operations. Learn how it started and how it has grown here.


Training Facility

Located in Cedar Falls, IA, STAR4D training takes place in a 16,000 square foot facility large enough for a HUMVEE to move through the blasting, coating, and curing process.

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Training Guide

Who should attend STAR4D training? Spray technicians, supervisors, engineers. Download the Training and Certification Guide now.


Certification Database

Need to see if your certification is still valid or if it has expired? 

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