Contact


Heidi Stilwell
D: +1 610 358 5353
heidi.stilwell@axaltacs.com

axaltacoatingsystems.com

Axalta Teaches the Teachers to Help Prepare the Next Generation of Refinish Leaders


Trade School Instructors Gather to Train, Share Ideas and Network at Axalta’s Customer Experience Center

Glen Mills, PA – June 27, 2018: Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) is hosting its’ annual North American Trade School Instructor Week at the Axalta Customer Experience Center in Concord, North Carolina from July 9 to July 13, 2018.  During the week, Axalta gives back to the teachers that are critical to producing the next generation of automotive refinish specialists. The busy week includes free application training, product demonstrations, guest speakers, and more. It also serves as a forum for automotive refinish instructors to share best practices, collaborate and network to stay ahead of industry trends and keep their skills sharp.

“Trade school instructors are vital to our industry,” said Troy Weaver, Vice President of Axalta Refinish North America.  “With a shortage of refinish technicians entering trade schools, it’s more critical than ever to ensure that those who do receive the highest level of education and training possible.  We are honored to help train the trainer through a week of learning and development available to any instructor who wishes to participate, regardless of which brand paint they use in their school.”

The agenda for the week includes 20 sessions with 8 guest speakers from companies including Mercedes-Benz, 3M, Sata, I-CAR, IWATA, and more.  Instructors will spend time in both the classroom and in the paint booth for hands-on refinish training using Axalta’s refinish products.  The week also includes a tour of Hendricks Motorsports, a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and a networking dinner at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

There is no cost for instructors to participate in the training.  Instructors in the United States may register by calling (610) 358-5354.  In Canada, instructors may register by calling (800) 668-6945.

About Axalta

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 over 13,300 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