News: Consolidator Report
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ second-quarter training courses for collision professionals will kick off in April 2011, providing the collision industry with three months of business-building and production-excellence courses that are being offered through classroom, web and hands-on settings. Sessions will be held at numerous Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training centers located in metropolitan areas across the United States.
Sherwin-Williams says classes consist of multiple courses designed to increase shop productivity and include sessions focusing on painter certification, AWX waterborne systems, color adjustment and blending, fleet refinishing, accurate estimating, workshop efficiency and more.
According to Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes manager of training operations, this year’s course offerings reflect the Sherwin-Williams philosophy of lean operations.
“We’re seeking to introduce concepts that support sustainable practices, increase productivity and minimize or even eliminate waste,” Habel says. “All of these factors can be key to the success of a collision center.”
Habel also notes that there will be a strong curriculum emphasis on the company’s breakthrough AWX waterborne coatings technology, while other classes will focus on painting excellence with its UltraSystem, Dimensions and/or Genesis systems.
Further details regarding 2011 second quarter scheduling for the training sessions, locations and dates, and specific course descriptions can be found on the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training website or by calling (800) 798-5872.