Toyota, Sherwin-Williams to continue estimator training program partnership




March 16, 2012—Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently announced the 2012 schedule for the annual Toyota Certified Collision Center estimating program.

The workshops will be held in two U.S. locations, including Boston on May 16 and Houston on Aug. 8.

Sherwin-Williams said it will continue to serve as one of the facilitators for the program's training workshop, which will be conducted through the University of Toyota. The workshop, "B005 Collision Repair Estimating," uses real-world estimating scenarios and industry-specific issues pertaining to body shop operations and insurance company relations. Attendees will obtain hands-on experience regarding the techniques, skills and information necessary to write more accurate estimates.

"This is our 10th year providing the collision repair estimating workshop and they have proven to enhance estimators' and shop managers' skills in all areas of writing accurate and profitable repair estimates," said Steve Feltovich, manager of business consulting services for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

"We are very pleased that Sherwin-Williams continues to support Toyota training and our certified collision centers," said Brad Brahe, body shop development manager for Toyota.

Sherwin-Williams said the workshop is free for collision centers that are Toyota certified. Workshop registration is $295 for collision centers that are not Toyota certified. For information, visit sherwin-automotive.com/Training.

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