News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Katharine Caywood, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 608.822.2303
Email: kcaywood@swtc.edu
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date: August 18, 2017

Southwest Tech Hosts Auto Body Training

Fennimore -

Every two years, auto collision workers are required to undergo recertification training for the products they use in their shops.  PPG Industries, a leader in the automotive refinish coatings and specialty products industry, teamed up with Southwest Tech to offer classes for area auto collision shops at the Southwest Tech campus in Fennimore.

On August 8th and 9th, 60 participants total participants took part in either Deltron Solvent Class or Envirobase High Performance (EHP) Water Class.  The EHP process uses a more environmentally-friendly, water-based paint product.  In addition to certifications in these two products, the PPG Industries training provided information on personal safety, paint chemical fundamentals, repair procedures, and info on the latest products and techniques for refinishing the newest specialty colors used on cars and light trucks.

Caption: August 8th Deltron Paint Certification Participants (Left to Right): Eric Fuller (Sire T Auto body, Bloomington, WI), Terry Puls (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Jim Boelens (Haldane Custom Paint and Body, Polo, IL), Steve Koning (Koning Precision Paint and Body Inc., Lena, IL), Tim Pierson (Loescher Collision Center, Shannon, IL), Chris Bamborough (Haldane Custom Paint and Body, Polo, IL), Titus Parker (PPG Industries, Strongsville, OH), Mike Gardner (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Jacob Conroy (Koning Precision Paint and Body Inc, Lena, IL), Chris Kueter (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Dustan Reed (Koning Precision Paint and Body Inc, Lena, IL), Greg Larson (Brown’s Sales and Leasing, Guttenberg IA), Ty Tyrell (Orangeville Auto Body, Orangeville, IL), Dave Greve (Dave’s Collision Shop, Ossian, IA), Jeff Copus (PPG Industries, Strongsville, OH), Marty Beyer (Beyer Auto and Collision, Epworth, IA), Chuck Handfelt (Kieffer Body Shop (East Dubuque, IL), Greg Wubben (Southwest Tech Auto Collision Instructor), Rey Enrique ( Tegeler Body and Frame, Dyersville, IA), James Milestone (Lancaster Auto Body, Lancaster, WI), Rick Molzof (Lancaster Auto Body, Lancaster, WI)

Caption: August 9th Envirobase Waterborn Certification: Jamie Dougherty (Northeast Auto Body, Waukon, IA), Terry Puls (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Mike Gardner (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Hunter McWorthy (Metal Specialties, Freeport, IL), Rich Westwood (Stockton Auto Body, Stockton, IL), Steve Hagen (Collision Specialists SSE, Livingston, WI), Andy Libberton (Stockton Auto Body, Stockton, IL), Dylan McGuire (Collision Specialists SSE, Livingston, WI), Craig Skaife (Collision Specialists SSE, Livingston, WI), Keith Knipper (Riley Auto Sales Company, Dubuque, IA), Jeff Cope (PPG Industries, Strongsville, OH), Royce Walters (Royce’s Auto Body, Prairie du Chien, WI), Jim Wagner (Birdnow Chevrolet, Monona, IA), Brad Crary (Royce’s Auto Body, Prairie du Chien, WI), Jeff Willis (Willis Auto Body, Peosta, IA), Greg Wubben (Southwest Tech Auto Collision Instructor), Nate Hall (Avalon Body Shop, Durango, IA), Matt Finn (Ricks Autobody, Prairie du Chien, WI), Luke McCabe (Avalon Body Shop, Durango, IA), Chris Kueter (Keystone Automotive, Dubuque, IA), Titus Parker (PPG Industries, Strongsville, OH)

Participants of Auto Training August 8, 2017

Participants of Auto Training August 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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