Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ classes are available at Sacramento’s training center.Regional training sessions will be held in Reno, Nev.

Northern California People & Places - February 2019

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has released its latest slate of I-CAR certified courses for Valspar Automotive refinish paint brands; classes are available at Sacramento’s training center. Courses connect industry-leading expert trainers with painters and shop owners looking to maximize efficiencies with Prospray Finishes, Valspar Industrial Mix (VIM), Valspar Refinish, DeBeer Refinish and Matrix Automotive Finishes products. The following dates are available: Feb. 26-27, Matrix Automotive Finishes; Feb. 28- Mar. 1, Matrix Automotive Finishes (Spanish); Mar. 19-20, DeBeer Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series System; and Mar. 21-22, DeBeer Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series System. For more information, visit

The Martin Senour Paints 2019 first quarter training schedule features seven different courses, running through March 26. Regional sessions will be held in Reno, Nev. Each course is designed to provide collision repair industry professionals specialized advanced knowledge in their field. Courses taught by Martin Senour professionals during the first quarter of 2019 include: Pro//BASE Refinish System Painter Certification; Painter Certification; Advanced Painter Certification; Color Adjustment & Blending; Jobber 1; Color Match Simplicity; and Fleet FGP. For more information regarding Martin Senour training or its paint products, visit or call 1-800-526-6704.

FedEx has bolstered its sustainable efforts by adding 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet from Chanje Energy in Burlingame. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder System. FedEx Express will operate the purpose-built electric vehicles for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in the USA.


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