Axalta Coating Systems, a leading provider of liquid and powder coatings, donated 38 complete spray guns and additional spray equipment to Williamson’s Paint and Coatings Technology Program recently.
Brian Priore, Axalta Research Manager, said “We are very passionate about the coatings field and giving back to the community. We support Williamson’s mission of training students to join the coatings industry and we hope this equipment will further prepare them for successful careers. We have hired some Williamson graduates in the past, and we look forward to continuing this relationship going forward.”
John Curran, assistant paint instructor, is excited to receive such a large donation of spray guns and equipment and said, “This is a great addition to our shop and we will get a lot of use out of them. This is the same equipment that professionals use out in the field. It will be educational and invaluable for our students in helping them to get hands-on training. We are very appreciative of Axalta’s contribution to our program.”
Axalta Coating Systems, with North American headquarters in Glen Mills, is a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial, architectural, and decorative customers. Doing business in more than 130 countries, Axalta operates 35 manufacturing centers, seven R&D facilities, and 42 customer training centers. Axalta will continue to build on more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry. For more information, visit www.axaltacoatingsystems.com
Pictured in the Paint Shop with the newly donated equipment are (from left to right): Kyle Walls, of Axalta’s research department; John Curran, Williamson’s assistant paint instructor; and Brian Priore, an Axalta research manager.