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Industry Leader Extends Cooperative Relationship With Penn College

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings to the transportation and industrial sectors, has extended its sponsorship of the collision repair technology and automotive restoration technology programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology for four years.

A key supporter of the majors since they moved into College Avenue Labs in 2002, Axalta will continue to provide products for instructional use, assistance with curriculum development and training of collision repair faculty as a way to build brand awareness and expertise for their products with Penn College students.

Jeff Klingman (fifth from right), Axalta territory sales manager, joins Penn College collision repair instructor Loren R. Bruckhart (center); Brett A. Reasner (right), dean of transportation and natural resources technologies; and students in the College Avenue Labs paint laboratory. Bruckhart is holding an Axalta-donated digital spectrophotometer, a handheld color-matching device.
Jeff Klingman (fifth from right), Axalta territory sales manager, joins Penn College collision repair instructor Loren R. Bruckhart (center); Brett A. Reasner (right), dean of transportation and natural resources technologies; and students in the College Avenue Labs paint laboratory. Bruckhart is holding an Axalta-donated digital spectrophotometer, a handheld color-matching device.

Under the agreement, Penn College will offer access to the paint booth and mixing room for Axalta training purposes.

The agreement is effective through Jan. 1, 2019, and is reviewed annually to determine if there is a need for modification.

“We value the long-standing relationship with Axalta. Their support continues to be an asset to our collision repair and restoration majors,” said Brett A. Reasner, dean of transportation and natural resources technologies. “Donations of their latest technology products and assistance with training for faculty and students help to ensure our graduates are ready to enter the workforce.”

“The faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology has demonstrated a firm commitment to instructing their students in the proper procedures regarding Axalta Coating Systems products,” said Jeff Klingman, territory sales manager for Axalta. “The instructors work closely with Axalta’s Training Center facilitators to mirror our guidelines for certification. This commitment enables the students to gain knowledge and expertise to succeed in the automotive collision and restoration industry.”

For information about the college’s two-year collision repair and automotive restoration majors, visit the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies or call 570-327-4516.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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