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Come for a few days and leave a “Pro.” The Valspar Automotive Technical and Training Center-Massillon site features: 

Classroom fully equipped with hi-definition audio-visual equipment and kitchen, custom 21’ x 9’ paint mixing room with teaching viewing panels, drive-in wash bay for cleaning and prepping vehicles, drive-in downdraft prep room for vacuum sanding and priming, drive-in downdraft and heated spray booth with towers.

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Financial Obligations

1. Standard Class Fee - $275.00 which includes the following:

MRPM-00001 class, MRPM-00002 class, Two nights hotel accommodations, lunch on both days of class, group dinner on the first day of class


2. Day 3 Class Fee (optional) - $150.00* which includes the following:

MRPM-00003 class, 1 night hotel accommodations, lunch on the day of class


3. Transportation to and from Massillon:

Akron-Canton (CAK) Airport, 5400 Lauby Rd. NW, North Canton, OH (20 miles/25 min. from Training Center and Hampton Inn)

Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) International Airport, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH (60 miles/1¼ hours from Training Center



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

MRPM-00001 » 
JOBBER PRODUCT

A two day training course designed to educate Jobber personnel about the complete line of Matrix refinish products. The program will be divided between classroom time and shop demonstration time. Students will be provided with guidance for the proper placement and suggested use of each product. A focus on how to uncover customer needs will be discussed in order to help the Jobber make the correct product suggestions within their market.

Content

  • Safety procedures and equipment
  • Chemistry of paint
  • Spray equipment
  • Surface preparation and corrosion protection
  • Undercoat systems, options and applications
  • Topcoat systems, options and applications
  • Product positioning
  • Using the AccuShade Formula Retrieval System
  • Product updates

Duration

Two days (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) 

     



MRPM-00002 » 
PAINTER PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

is a two day course which gives the student an overview of the entire Matrix product offering. The class focus is on products used in National Rule areas but will include Low VOC Product when necessary. Training qualifies painters for compliance to the national emissions rule EPA 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH (HAPS), as well as Matrix Warranty Certification. The program will be divided between classroom time and shop demonstration time. Students will receive guidance on proper Matrix product selection and application to maximize shop productivity.

Content

  • Safety procedures and equipment
  • Chemistry of paint
  • Spray equipment
  • Surface preparation and corrosion protection
  • Undercoat systems, options and applications
  • Topcoat systems, options and applications
  • Product positioning
  • Using the AccuShade Formula Retrieval System
  • Product updates

Duration

Two days (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) 

 


 

MRPM-00003 »
COLOR THEORY

May be attended as a one day only session or it can be added to any of the two day sessions (marked with an asterisk) above. This class explains how OEM color can drift below standards requiring the need to tint in order to achieve an acceptable color match. The course will teach the student fundamentals of visual color match and how to adjust color for a blendable match.

Content  

  • OEM finishes and repair decisions 
  • Light sources and their effects on color 
  • Computer formula retrieval 
  • Variant color selection 
  • Color theory 
  • Formula analysis 

Duration

One day (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) 




How to Enroll »

1.   Since classes fill up quickly, contact your Matrix sales representative at least three weeks prior to the class.

2.   Once class availability is confirmed, complete the Training Enrollment Form provided or use the back cover. Mail to the above address - Attn: Matrix Training or FAX to 1-330-830-6005 - Attn: Matrix Training

3.   You will receive a Training Enrollment Acknowledgement mailing that includes additional information.

4.   Upon receiving your acknowledgement with enrollment confirmation, secure your travel and lodging arrangements, keeping class start and finish times in mind.