Valspar Completes Extensive Upgrades to Automotive Training Center in Texas
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Valspar Completes Extensive Upgrades to Automotive Training Center in Texas

The facility received a complete makeover, with remodeled classrooms, expanded color-mixing room, upgraded spraybooth, a new cafeteria and the latest in digital media.

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Valspar announced it has completed extensive renovations on its Automotive Training Center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The facility received a complete makeover, with remodeled classrooms, expanded color-mixing room, upgraded spraybooth, a new cafeteria and the latest in digital media.

“Our goal is to provide the best training in the industry, and this ultra-modern facility gives us the learning environment to deliver that along with our expert staff,” said Pete Willman, sales director – Branded Coatings, Valspar Automotive North America. “Students will come away with a comprehensive education on the Valspar paint process, giving them the skills necessary to enhance the quality and productivity of their refinish operations.”

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The center’s training curriculum, which is approved by the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance, includes both theory and practical workshops and gives students hands-on experience. Courses cover a wide range of skills, from basic workshop and color skills to advanced programs, using Valspar’s brands – Valspar Refinish, DeBeer Refinish, Prospray, Matrix and House of Kolor.

In addition to Grand Prairie, Valspar has five Automotive Training Centers around the world: Massillon, Ohio; Gold Coast, Australia; Rome, Italy; Lyon, France; and Lelystad, The Netherlands. The sites have hosted thousands of painters from all segments of the industry looking to improve their craft.

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