May 2014

Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes offers training sessions that provide collision repair industry professionals advanced knowledge in their field. The company recently announced its latest third quarter 2014 collision repair industry courses and training sites that will be available from July 1 through September 30, 2014.

Participants will learn through a combination of classroom, digital, and hands-on settings at various metropolitan Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training centers, according to Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Director of Training Operations. “Our hands-on and digital classroom training is available to all shop owners, managers, painters, and technicians, who can choose to advance their business-building, production-excellence and/or paint application techniques, as needed.”

He noted that the following hands-on, paint and processes application-based courses will be offered during the first quarter: AWX Performance Plus™ Waterborne Refinish System; Color Adjustment and Blending; and Painter Certification.

Additional shop management and business-building courses will also be offered: Key Process indicators (KPIs); Achieving Service Excellence; Improving Workshop Efficiency; and Estimating Solutions for Profit.

Habel says the Sherwin-Williams philosophy of lean operations is common to all its classes, “We’re always seeking to introduce concepts that support sustainable practices, increase productivity and minimize or even eliminate waste - all factors that are necessary to the success of a collision center.”

For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training visit its training section at http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/refinish/training-support/ or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872).

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Editors’ Note:

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.