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Paint Clinic Held at SCC

PPG Rouzer(March 5, 2014) The Automotive program at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently held a paint clinic for students, local auto body shop owners and technicians. Dozens gathered to hear guest speakers discuss new products and emerging trends in the automotive industry.

Representatives from PPG Industries discussed their products and the innovative strategies as to the topic of refinishing automotive vehicles. PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings and many other specialty materials while serving as a leader in state-of-the-art products and techniques helping customers in industrial, transportation and other markets worldwide.

Rouzer Motor Parts had representatives present to discuss their latest products and to take question and answers from the audience. PPG and Rouzer Motor Parts sponsored the dinner provided.

Frank Tamberelli, Director of the Small Business Center (SBC) at SCC, spoke to the students and guests and informed them of available resources to start their own small business.

Billy Huneycutt, SCC’s automotive program head, discussed the academic alliance program with I-CAR to offer training and certification. I-CAR, an international, not-for-profit training organization, develops and delivers technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision industry.

“We are very appreciative for the continued support of these sponsors and the opportunity this clinic offers to our students and others in the automotive industry,” noted Huneycutt.

William Beaver, lead welding instructor, spoke to the group about the necessity of OSHA and Forklift Training. He strongly recommended that all autobody shops and technicians get their 10-hour OSHA card for safety reasons as well as being prepared for any unexpected issues that may arise. Studies show that most forklift accidents could have been prevented by better training; forklift training also meets OSHA requirements.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, the employment of automotive body and related repairers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. Job opportunities should be very good for jobseekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body repair, refinishing and collision repair.

For more information on the automotive program at SCC, please contact Billy Huneycutt at 704-991-0248.

PPG Rouzer

SCC welcomed representatives from PPG and Rouzer Motor Parts to a paint clinic recently held on campus. Pictured left to right: Matt Cremonni (PPG Territory Manager), Paul Neubert (PPG Territory Manager), Matt Rouzer (Rouzer Motor Parts Inc. Co-owner, Salisbury, NC), Mickey Landreth (Rouzer Motor Parts Inc. Service Representative) and Ken Shoaf (Rouzer Motor Parts Inc. Paint Specialist).