Warrensville Heights, Ohio – After another sold out EcoLean™ Level 1 workshop in San Antonio last March, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announces its next EcoLean™ Collision Services Level 1 workshop to be held June 17-18, 2014 in tandem at both Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The exclusive EcoLean™ Level 1 workshops from Sherwin-Williams are offered to collision center owners and dealer managers from across the United States and Canada. They are designed to educate attendees how to maximize profitability by improving production and eliminating waste throughout their facilities.

This special Charlotte session will also feature unique hands-on and behind-the-scene tours and discussions with team techs from two of NASCAR®’s leading Sprint Cup®, Nationwide® and Camping World® Truck racing series.

“We aim to give our EcoLean™ Collision Services workshop attendees an extensive and comprehensive look at how they can create a lean environment in their own facility,” says Greg Eisenhardt, Marketing Manager of the A-Plus™ Network Program, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

“This event is particularly special and it is a rare opportunity for many. Our attendees will be able to learn lean principles while engaging with our business consultants to help overcome implementation challenges while visiting two high-powered, efficient racing facilities: Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing,” adds Eisenhardt.

The EcoLean™ Level 1 workshop curriculum includes:

  • An overview of lean production and its practical application in collision repair
  • Approaches to making a collision facility more efficient and consistent
  • How to build a lean culture from the ground up
  • A workshop to help shop owners overcome implementation challenges


Race to the online registration page to sign up for the upcoming Charlotte EcoLean™ Level 1 workshop. For more information on EcoLean™ Collision Services or the A-Plus™ Network, call (800)798-8572.


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Editor’s 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.