Shop Operations: Setting Up a P&L Statement for Your Auto Body Shop
Fresard Pontiac, a Detroit-area new car dealership and collision repair facility, has transitioned its shop to waterborne basecoat from solvent-based systems. The shop is now using the AWX Waterborne Basecoat System from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC), says Doug Fresard, dealer principal.
SWAFC recently introduced AWX, a waterborne basecoat system using a proprietary resin technology that allows it to behave like solventborne systems. SWAFC says AWX was designed to be an easy-to-use, high-quality color coating that provides excellent color match and offers up to a 96-percent decrease in VOC emissions compared to other solventborne coatings.
“We are very pleased to switch to this new coating system and will continue to give our customers superior results for their collision repairs as well as help to improve our air quality,” Fresard said. “We didn’t switch because we had to, but because it’s a win-win situation; by transitioning to the new AWX system, we’ve made a commitment to our customers and our community.”