Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:13

AkzoNobel, GFS, SATA Featured at 2017 SkillsUSA National Competition

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Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS), SATA®, AkzoNobel, as well as numerous other donors, have partnered to provide SkillsUSA® with a second professional-grade finishing environment for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

This years’ trailer joins a previous competition trailer that was supplied in 2011. The newest equipment supplied includes a custom, portable paint booth trailer for a total of 16 state-of-the-art spraying stalls which will be used for the SkillsUSA color matching competition.


The new addition provided an opportunity for more than 5,000 students (ages 17-30) to get hands-on experience in the collision sector.


AkzoNobel was involved in the creation of the 53-foot rig designed by Rick Farnan to advance the training offered at this year’s event. The company said the new mobile spray booth is more than a state-of-the-art machine; it is helping to improve the quality of the industry workforce and encouraging the next generation of auto aftermarket painters to see past what they thought was possible.

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