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Axalta Coating Systems increases HD Repair Forum support

HD Repair Forum has announced Axalta Coating Systems has increased its support of the annual heavy-duty collision repair conference, being held April 2-3, 2019, at the Hilton in Fort Worth, Texas.

“The idea of the forum is to bring influential people in to examine the state of the industry, including trends and issues, understand the impacts on repairers and other industry stakeholders, such as insurance companies, and discuss what we need to do to prepare for the future,” says Richard Cecchini, Axalta North American sales manager, Commercial Transportation Division.

“Axalta is committed to advance and improve the heavy-duty collision repair industry. The HD Repair Forum provides individuals and companies an opportunity to make a difference and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” he says.

Earlier this year, Axalta committed to its continued involvement and support, with an increased sponsorship level of the HD Repair Forum. It also wholeheartedly supports its Business Council members’ unanimous decision to host the company’s spring meeting alongside the program. Axalta has two commercial transportation Business Council member groups, one designed for truck and fleet-based collision repairers and another geared toward RV and emergency vehicle collision repairers.

“The goal of our councils is to promote an environment where owners and managers can interact with other professionals, share best practices and further develop their business management skills,” says Cecchini. “Joining an Axalta business council is a solid commitment by owners and managers to continuously improve their businesses.”

Business Council member Steve Wolfe, president, Diversified Body & Paint, was in attendance at last year’s inaugural event and has secured his registration for this year.

“During the 2018 HD Forum I learned so much and met some wonderful people. The event restored my faith in our industry’s growth and potential,” Wolfe says. “The topics covered, networking time provided and products showcased are what all of us are looking for each and every day in our businesses. Time and cost are very important to our group, so holding our council meeting alongside the HD Repair Forum is a win-win.”

For the HD Repair Forum’s complete agenda, CLICK HERE.

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