SHERWIN-WILLIAMS AND DRIVEN BRANDS ANNOUNCE
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH US SEGMENT OF CARSTAR NORTH AMERICA
 
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced a newly expanded partnership with Driven Brands as an approved automotive coatings vendor to the U.S. segment of CARSTAR North America’s network in the United States.
 
“We deeply value our relationship with Sherwin-Williams,” said Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR North America.  “Sherwin-Williams is well known as a world leader in the coatings industry, and we look forward to leveraging its products, infrastructure, operational expertise, and local support for our hundreds of franchises.”
 
Rob Lynch, Senior Vice President of Sherwin-Williams Automotive added, “We are proud to expand upon our long standing strategic partnership with Driven Brands, and to partner with the U.S. team at CARSTAR.  Our direct service model provides the perfect venue to support franchisees in delivering consistent, predictable outcomes that their customers expect.  CARSTAR is a powerful force in the collision industry and we are pleased to be one of its preferred partners.”
 
For more information on the brands please visit www.DrivenBrands.com, or visit www.sherwin-automotive.com, or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872).
 
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Editors’ Note:
 
About Driven Brands
 
Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers® and Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco®, CARSTAR North America® and Drive N Style®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Pro Oil Change®, Econo Lube N' Tune®, Driven Florida Lubes® and Take 5 Oil Change. Driven Brands has more than 2,300 centers across North America, and combined, all businesses generate nearly $2.2 billion in system sales. For more information, visit DrivenBrands.com.
 
About CARSTAR
 
CARSTAR -- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 450 locations in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR delivers national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee.   It was ranked 106th on Franchise Times® annual Top 200™ ranking of the largest franchise systems in North America and was named 18th on the Kansas City Business Journal’s Top 150 Private Companies list.  The Romans Group LLC ranked CARSTAR the No. 1 largest MSO in North America.  For more information visit www.carstar.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
About The Sherwin-Williams Company
 
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.