Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Announces Seattle Location for Next 2011 EcoLean Level 1 Training - BodyShop Business

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Announces Seattle Location for Next 2011 EcoLean Level 1 Training

Automotive Finishes announced it will hold its next 2011 A-Plus Network University
EcoLean workshop at the Double
Tree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle, Aug. 9-10, 2011.

EcoLean program is for collision
shop owners and managers who are interested in leveraging the power of lean
production as well as business solutions that reduce environmental waste. Sherwin-Williams says the program has been a huge success, and the majority of its
quarterly, regionally-held workshops have been sold out.

EcoLean workshops teach collision repair shops to take
advantage of both lean production and green business
through a sustainable program to
drive profitability through the reduction of waste.

“We’re excited with the response to our EcoLean program,” said Rodes Brown, manager–marketing strategic programs for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We see the market
moving rapidly toward business models that are leaner and address current environmental
issues, and we have now built a compelling set of tools and services to help
our customers drive efficiency and reduce waste, both financial and

The EcoLean Level 1 course curriculum includes:

Introduction to EcoLean: A workshop covering solutions to address current
environmental issues.

Improving Body shop Efficiency: A course focused on the theory and mechanics of lean

Principles of 5S: A course centered around the importance of eliminating clutter inside
a collision center, and how to leverage the power of a clean, disciplined
environment to deliver superior quality and consistency.

Building a Lean Culture: A course covering the importance of building a lean
culture inside a collision center – from the ground up.

For more information on EcoLean, call (804) 433-9690. 

More information:

Register for the
Seattle EcoLean
A-Plus Network University workshop

Deadline for Busch Memorial Scholarships Approaching

Two scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a collision career.

The ASE Education Foundation announced that the deadline to apply for the Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships is March 31. Presented by the foundation, two scholarships will be awarded for the 2024-25 academic year to students pursuing a career in the collision industry.

Qualified applicants should be graduating high school seniors or have graduated from high school or received a GED certificate. In addition, applicants should be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a two- or four-year college or university or in an ASE-accredited post-secondary collision repair program.

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