Martin Senour Company Announces Continued Sponsorship of The Annual Skills USA Collision Repair Championships
Warrensville Heights, Ohio - The Martin Senour Company announced it will continue its leadership role as the exclusive coatings sponsor the Collision Repair Technology Championships at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The conference is in its 48th year and will be held in Kansas City from June 23-27, 2012.
Martin Senour will again supply its premier VORTEX™ waterborne refinish solution to all contestants. VORTEX™ is an innovative waterborne basecoat/clearcoat system that utilizes a proprietary resin system that behaves like the solvent borne systems of today.
"Martin Senour Paints is committed to supporting the automotive repair technicians and craftsmen and women of tomorrow," said Jeff Green, Martin Senour National Sales Director.
"In particular, we are proud to provide the next generation of collision repair professionals with the next generation of products, knowledge and tools they'll need. This means waterborne solutions that not only lower emissions, but provide solvent borne-like application properties. It means fast drying. no bake. and energy-saving products. Consequently, and unlike past Skills USA Competitions, these future collision industry leaders will have a chance to work with our VORTEX™ waterborne refinish system, which provides excellent color match while ensuring up to a 96 percent reduction in VOC emissions," added Green.
"The level of hands-on talent and intensity in SkillsUSA, particularly Collision Repair Technology, is incredible,"noted Rod Habel, Martin Senour Director of Training. "Many of our training centers and field technical representatives are working with contestants all over the USA to help them understand and become proficient with the latest waterborne technology as they all prepare for this competition".
Ralph Proemm, Martin Senour Training Specialist, reports, "We have found a number of students are reaching out to our training centers for hands-on guidance and materials. We have supported these contestants and helped them improve and perfect their skills; for example, in color match and blending. By increasing their capabilities it will help them in this important national competition - and enhance their future work in the profession."
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 5,600 students compete in 94 occupational and leadership skill areas, which include collision repair technology.
SkillsUSA, formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, aims to foster its members into responsible and knowledgeable members of the United States skilled workforce. The organization proves quality education opportunities in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a "successful model of employer-driven youth development training program" by the U.S. Department of Labor.
For more information about the SkillsUSA Championships, visit http://skillsusa.org or call 1-703-777-8810.
For more information regarding Martin Senour or its other paint products, visit the training section at
www.martinsenour-autopaint.com or call 1-800-526-6704.
About The Martin Senour Company
Providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, along with associated products, The Martin Senour Company serves a variety of customers including automotive jobber distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, auto body builders and original equipment manufacturers.