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Axalta Honored by Texas Governor, Houston Mayor, Texas Congresswoman and State Representative

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, opened a first-of-its kind dual Refinish and Powder Coatings Learning and Development Center in Houston, Texas on Thursday, November 29th. The occasion came with many distinctions including the declaration, Axalta Coating Systems Day in Houston, Texas made by Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

The Learning and Development Center is expected to attract thousands of collision repair professionals to the Houston area for multi-day classes that provide students with classroom education and hands-on experience. The center features three classrooms equipped with technology for distance learning, innovative seating pods to support collaboration, two paint mixing stations, two spray booths, and space for the build-out of the powder coatings training program in 2016. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.

To commemorate the opening, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Texas State House of Representatives member Sylvester Turner also honored Axalta with certificates of recognition.

“Know ye this certificate recognizes the grand opening of the Axalta Coating Systems’ Refinish and Powder Learning and Development Center,” as stated in Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s certificate.

10-term Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents Texas’ 18th Congressional District was represented by her Field Director at the opening, who read the proclamation aloud to the audience filled with customers, community partners, supporters and employees: “I take great pride in recognizing Axalta Coating Systems and its unveiling and opening of the Houston refinish and Powder Learning and Development Center. Indeed your service and commitment to the Greater Houston area and its people is deserving of the respect, admiration and commendation of the United States Congress.”

Texas State House of Representatives member Sylvester Turner wished employees well in his resolution: “Resolved, that the ribbon cutting of the Houston Refinish and Powder Learning and Development Center be commemorated and that the facility’s staff be extended sincere best wishes for the future.”

The certificate presentations rounded out a spirited grand opening, and will be proudly displayed at the new facility.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With nearly 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter.