Sherwin-Williams to Hold EcoLean Training in Florida - BodyShop Business

Sherwin-Williams to Hold EcoLean Training in Florida

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC) announced it will hold a fourth A-Plus University EcoLean workshop at the Celebration Hotel in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 1-2.

Having held three previous sold-out events throughout the country, the EcoLean program is presented by SWAFC’s A-Plus Network as part of its A-Plus University curriculum. The workshop is developed for collision shop owners and managers who are interested in learning about lean production and business practices that reduce environmental waste.

Course curriculum includes:

• Introduction to EcoLean – The principles of running a greener business.

• Improving Workshop Efficiency – The history of Lean Production, and its practical application in collision repair. 

• Principles of 5S – Methods of making your facility more efficient and consistent. 

• Building a Lean Culture – How to build a Lean culture from the ground up. 

SWAFC says the program combines two important forces in today’s collision repair market: lean production and green business solutions. 

EcoLean was designed to help body shops improve their productivity and profitability, while reducing the environmental impact on our planet, according to Rodes Brown, SWAFC manager of marketing strategic programs.

“We are excited with the response to our EcoLean program,” said Brown. “We see the market moving rapidly toward leaner and more environmentally responsible business models, and we have now built a compelling set of tools and services to help our customers drive efficiency and reduce waste, both financial and environmental.”

To register for the EcoLean A-Plus University, visit For more information on EcoLean, call (804) 433-9690.

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