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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Announces 2015 Third Quarter Training Schedule

Training, which will be available July 1 through Sept. 30, 2015, will offer a combination of classroom, digital and hands-on settings at various metropolitan Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training centers.


Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced its latest third quarter 2015 collision repair industry courses and training sites that will be available from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2015.

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Participants will learn through a combination of classroom, digital and hands-on settings at various metropolitan Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training centers, according to Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes director of training operations.

“Our hands-on and digital classroom training is available to all shop owners, managers, painters and technicians,” said Habel. “In addition, we’re actively engaged in collaborative efforts with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), which supports secondary and post-secondary students interested in the collision industry. So, in addition to industry professionals, we offer extensive training to students and their instructors. They can choose to advance their business-building, production-excellence and/or paint application techniques as needed.”


Habel noted that the following hands-on, paint and processes application-based courses will be offered during the third quarter:

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

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

  • Key Process Indicators (KPIs)
  • Achieving Service Excellence
  • Improving Workshop Efficiency
  • Estimating Solutions for Profit

Habel says the Sherwin-Williams philosophy is that “Students are the future of our industry. We are committed to supporting them in any way we can, giving them the tools they need to keep us all moving forward. This also holds true of those professionals already in the industry. There’s always something we can learn to do better, increase productivity and profitability, or better minimize or even eliminate waste – all factors that are necessary to the success of a collision center.”


For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training, visit its training section or call 1 (800) SWULTRA or (800) 798-5872.

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