Newly Painted No. 88 Axalta/Ameristar Chevrolet SS Set to Race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, teams up with Ameristar Perimeter Security, a worldwide leader in perimeter security, to feature the new 2017 paint scheme for the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS for Spring Race Weekend at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), on Sunday, March 19, 2017. As a partner of Axalta, which is primary sponsor of the car in Phoenix, Ameristar will be prominently featured on the car. Dale Earnhardt Jr., voted by fans as NASCAR®’s most popular driver for the 14th consecutive season, will be behind the wheel. Earnhardt Jr. is a 26-time Sprint Cup winner and has three career wins at PIR.
This weekend’s race will be the first to feature the new paint scheme, which is nicknamed "Flash Point" by legendary designer Sam Bass, due to its graphic designs along the body of the car. Axalta’s AquaEC™ electrocoat corrosion prevention coatings are used on Ameristar’s Montage products, the leading brand of ornamental steel fences in North America. Manufactured for strength and durability, Ameristar’s Montage decorative fencing products rely on Axalta’s innovative corrosion protection qualities to ensure its fences can withstand the elements and offer a lifetime limited warranty.
“We’re excited about this new alliance between Ameristar and Axalta,” said Barry Willingham, President of Ameristar Perimeter Security. “By combining the capabilities of Axalta’s coatings technology with our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, we will be able to deliver our customers a product quality that is unprecedented in our industry. Ameristar’s partnership with Axalta allows for product differentiation today, and their commitment to product innovation translates into our future growth for tomorrow.”
In addition to Sunday’s headlining race, Ameristar will be the feature sponsor of the No. 9 car driven by William Byron in the Xfinity race on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
“I’m excited to have Ameristar participate in the Spring Race Weekend, and to see their logo on the newly painted No. 88 Chevrolet SS,” said Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings at Axalta. “Racing is all about the commitment to excellence, innovation, technology and teamwork - attributes that are key to success on the track and in business. Our great customers, like Ameristar, demonstrate this commitment every day and we are privileged to be able to support their goals through our products, our services, and the ways in which we help our customers build their businesses.”
Ameristar is the largest ornamental security fence manufacturer in the world. In addition to security fence, Ameristar also offers a full line of perimeter security products. These products include gate systems, anti-ram fences, active vehicle barriers, security bollards and guard booths. Ameristar continually sets the industry standard for manufacturing high quality and innovative products. Our demonstrated commitment to upholding higher values translates into superior products that go far beyond merely meeting minimum industry standards. Ameristar’s reputation for superior customer service starts with its team of architectural specialist and market developers who work closely with design firms to ensure each project meets the customer’s expectation for security, safety, and success.
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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 more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.