Marshall Auto Body Wins Refinish Sustainability Award

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May 10, 2017—Axalta named Marshall Auto Body of Waukesha, Wisc., the 2016 Sustainable Star Award winner.

In its inaugural year, the Sustainable Star Award program recognizes refinish customers in North America that implement sustainable initiatives to not only benefit the bottom line, but also assist in preserving the environment.

Marshall Auto Body, owned by former FenderBender columnist and 2016 FenderBender Management Conference speaker Aaron Marshall, is credited with installing energy efficient equipment, motion sensors, and timing controls. The company uses Axalta’s Cromax Pro waterborne paint, the Greentech Dryers arch system, and has installed three complimentary electric vehicle chargers that are available to the public night and day. In addition, solar panels that help power the shop and provide more than 50 percent of its annual electricity needs comprise 10,000 square feet of Marshall Auto Body’s roof.

“I want to personally thank Axalta and Steve Trapp, Axalta’s North America Services Manager for honoring us with the 2016 Sustainable Star Award,” said Scott Marshall, owner of Marshall Auto Body. “Protection of the environment is a critical part of our job. The auto industry can make a big difference in the quality of everyone's life by operating sustainably and minimizing wasteful activities. Our industry needs the kind of support that global enterprises like Axalta provide and we appreciate their recognition and partnership in promoting sustainable business practices.”

Axalta recognized Selecta Auto Body of San Francisco and Steve’s Frame and Body Shop of Joplin, Mo., as runners-up, in what was a very close competition. Both the winner and runners-up can display the Axalta Sustainable Star Award logo in their shops, on their websites, and in promotional materials.


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