PPG Aims to Keep Techs Up to Date
July 14, 2016—The industry is seeing a growth in the number of special OEM finishes. With PPG’s technician certification program, the company is aiming to keep technicians up to date with the most advanced auto refinish technologies.
“We are constantly advancing the technology of PPG refinish systems, and we want to ensure that collision center technicians are experts in using our products,” Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training for automotive refinish, said. “That’s exactly what our certification training accomplishes. It assures that technicians will be up to date with the latest products and process techniques for maximizing paint booth productivity and completing quality refinish repairs.”
To keep techs up to date, PPG requires them to attend recertification every two years as a qualification for continued participation the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee program.
Two-day certification courses, combining classroom and hands-on training, are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers across North America. Certification training includes product selection, equipment and color tools, surface preparation and paint application best practices. Once a technician is certified, it qualifies the collision center to offer the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee.
More information on PPG’s classes, schedules, locations and course descriptions can be found on the PPG website.