GARMAT USA announced on September 6 the start of a new contest for shop owners and paint techs. The Garmat Sharp Shooter Contest will run from September 4- October 08, 2011 and the Grand Prize includes a free trip to Las Vegas for the SEMA 2011 Expo. The Garmat Sharp Shooter contest is Garmat's way of recognizing quality paint techs and shop owners that use Garmat equipment.
"At tradeshows and site visits paint techs are always telling me how they prefer Garmat booths, so this is their chance to tell us why", says Johan Huwaert, Garmat USA's general manager. He also noted "This contest allows us to open channels of communication with the techs so they can give us feedback on what they would like to see in a paint booth."
Paint techs and their managers will have the opportunity to tell their Garmat Story, in either video testimonial or written statements. The first 200 entrants will receive a custom Garmat Sharp Shooter Cap. First place prizes of 2 leather jackets, (one for the contestant and one for the owner) will be awarded to five finalists, and the Grand Prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas will go to the contest winner. Contest rules and regulations can be found at www.garmat.com.
The Ft. Myers, Fla. area will be the site of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes next A-Plus™ EcoLean™ Level 2 workshop Oct. 5-6, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, in Bonita Springs, Fla.
The EcoLean Level 2 workshop is designed to further educate collision repair owners and managers to maximize profit while reducing the environmental impact of the facility’s process and environmental waste. The course is open to all collision center representatives that have previously attended the EcoLean Level 1 workshop.
In Level 2, participants will learn the importance of a complete and accurate repair plan in a lean collision repair facility, as well as marketing and communication tactics they can use to get the word out about ‘going green’. The mechanics of an environmental management system as well as compensation solutions of lean collision facilities will be discussed.
“Integrating lean practices into your collision repair facility benefits both the facility and the environment,” said Troy Neuerburg, Marketing Manager - Business Services for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “EcoLean teaches collision facility owners how to improve the quality, production output and profitability of their facilities, while reducing process and environmental waste.”
After attending the session participants will leave the two day event with tangible tools to decrease the amount of waste at their facility, but will increase profitability and productivity.
To register for the A-Plus University EcoLean Level 2 workshop online, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com. For more information on the EcoLean program, call (804) 433-9690.