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Courses will cover technical and business management topics and will be available from Oct. 6 through Dec. 15.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced its latest courses and training sites for the fourth quarter 2014, with the suite of courses available from Oct. 6 through Dec. 15.
Participants will learn through a combination of classroom, digital and hands-on settings at the various metropolitan Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training centers. Training is designed for and available to shop owners, managers, painters and technicians, all of whom can also choose to advance their business-building, production excellence and/or paint application techniques as needed.
The following hands-on, paint and processes application-based courses will be offered during the fourth quarter:
AWX Performance Plus Waterborne Refinish System
Color Adjustment and Blending
Additional shop management and business-building courses will also be offered:
Improving Performance with KPIs
Achieving Service Excellence
Estimating Solutions for Profit
“All of our courses this year reflect the Sherwin-Williams philosophy of lean operations,” says Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes director of training operations. “We’re always seeking to introduce concepts that support sustainable practices, increase productivity and minimize or even eliminate waste all factors that are necessary to the success of a collision center.”
The upcoming curriculum has a strong emphasis on the company’s AWX Performance Plus waterborne coatings technology. According to Sherwin-Williams, the system provides excellent color match, quick flash times between coats and requires minimal time in, or even eliminates, the baking cycle. Other classes focusing on painting excellence, including hands-on application techniques, include its ULTRA 7000, Dimensions and ATX refinish systems, as well as its Genesis fleet refinishing systems.