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Sherwin-Williams’ EcoLean training heads to Atlanta

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March 29, 2012—Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes on Thursday announced its next A-Plus Network University EcoLean training workshop will be held April 17-18 at the company’s training center in Atlanta.

Sherwin-Williams said the EcoLean training will include two workshops: “Estimating Solutions for Profit” and “Improving Workshop Efficiency.”

The “Estimating Solutions for Profit” workshop, which is scheduled for April 17, is designed to meet the challenges collision repair facilities face in today’s economic climate. Participants will learn how to close more sales and increase business at the front end of the body shop by improving customer service, sales and estimating skills, according to Sherwin-Williams. The program is targeted for collision repair facility owners, managers, estimators and customer service representatives.

The “Improving Workshop Efficiency” workshop, which is scheduled for April 18, is focused on collision shop owners and managers interested in leveraging the power of lean production and business solutions that reduce environmental waste, Sherwin-Williams said. The workshop will discuss the following topics:

• Origins of lean production
• How to run the shop more efficiently
• Raising output quality while lowering operating costs
• Capturing increased market share through continuous improvement
• Maximizing production and profit opportunities
• Developing systems and processes to assure greater customer loyalty

“Now is the right time for collision repair facilities to redesign their business model and utilize the powerful principals of lean production,” said Troy Neuerburg, manager of marketing business services for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “Lean collision repair shops—and those that utilize the right methods of customer service—are able to reduce internal costs while gaining a competitive advantage in their respective markets.”

Visit Sherwin-Williams’ website for more information, or to register for the workshops.

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