The Martin Senour Company announced it will continue its leadership role as the exclusive coatings sponsor of the Collision Repair Technology Championships at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The conference is in its 48th year and will be held in Kansas City from June 23-27, 2012.
Martin Senour will again supply its VORTEX waterborne refinish solution to all contestants. VORTEX is a waterborne basecoat/clearcoat system that utilizes a proprietary resin system that Martin Senour says behaves like the solvent borne systems of today.
“Martin Senour Paints is committed to supporting the automotive repair technicians and craftsmen and women of tomorrow,” said Jeff Green, Martin Senour national sales director. “In particular, we’re proud to provide the next generation of collision repair professionals with the next generation of products, knowledge and tools they’ll need. This means waterborne solutions that not only lower emissions but provide solvent borne-like application properties. It means fast drying, no bake and energy-saving products. Consequently, and unlike past SkillsUSA competitions, these future collision industry leaders will have a chance to work with our VORTEX waterborne refinish system, which provides excellent color match while ensuring up to a 96-percent reduction in VOC emissions.”
Added Rod Habel, Martin Senour director of training, “The level of hands-on talent and intensity in SkillsUSA, particularly Collision Repair Technology, is incredible. Many of our training centers and field technical representatives are working with contestants all over the USA to help them understand and become proficient with the latest waterborne technology as they all prepare for this competition.”
Ralph Proemm, Martin Senour training specialist, says, “We have found a number of students are reaching out to our training centers for hands-on guidance and materials. We’ve supported these contestants and helped them improve and perfect their skills; for example, in color match and blending. By increasing their capabilities, it will help them in this important national competition and enhance their future work in the profession.”