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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Announces 2015 First Quarter Training Schedule

Training is designed for and available to shop owners, managers, painters and technicians who can select from sessions covering business-building, production excellence and/or paint application techniques.

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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced that it will again be offering numerous training sessions, the latest courses available in the first quarter 2015 from Jan. 5 through March 16.

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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 new year’s first quarter:

  • AWX Performance Plus Waterborne Refinish System
  • Color Adjustment and Blending
  • Painter Certification

Additional shop management and business-building courses will also be offered:

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  • Achieving Service Excellence
  • Estimating Solutions for Profit

“All of our courses this coming year will 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, and increase collision center productivity.”

The upcoming curriculum has a strong emphasis on the company’s AWX Performance Plus waterborne coatings technology. Sherwin-Williams states 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.

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