Chris Toomey, BASF senior vice president, Coatings Solutions North America, welcomed guests and hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for BASF’s new Houston competence center along with members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and real estate developer Trammel Crow in Houston on June 7th.
The highlight of the open house was the appearance of automotive designers Chip Foose, owner of Foose Design, and KC Mathieu, previously featured on Discovery Channel’s hit series “Fast N’ Loud.”
“Our new competence center in the Southwest illustrates our commitment not only to the automotive refinish market but also to our distributors and collision repair shops in the area,” said Toomey. “It’s great to have Chip and KC here to highlight their commitment to Glasurit and R-M. We’re honored that top designers and restorers exclusively use BASF paint systems.”
BASF opened the 13,000-square-foot building in March. The center includes the latest in virtual and in-person training facilities, state-of-the-art spraybooths and market-leading application equipment to enable next-generation training for all job functions in the collision repair industry.