Transtar Automotive Technologies will hold a ceremony to break ground and mark the start of construction on a new training and automotive coatings color development facility. The building will be added to Transtar’s headquarters and manufacturing plant in Brighton.
The Training and Color Development Center will support Transtar’s goal to better serve its customers in North America. Transtar provides high quality, value-driven paint, primers and specialty coatings for collision repair, restoration, commercial, fleet and light industrial applications. The training center will contain prep stations, a mixing room, classrooms, and downdraft spray booth. The space and equipment will give Transtar the capacity to train approximately 400 technicians and painters per year.
The facility will also house a color laboratory. This resource will allow Transtar to more quickly add new vehicle model year color formulas to its refinishing system and insure collision repair customers have the latest formulas at their fingertips for an accurate color match. Output is expected to be up to 1,000 new color formulations annually.
“The new Training and Color Development Center is going to enhance our capabilities to support our customers and channel partners,” states Charlie Fuqua, Transtar Autobody Technologies President. “We’ll be able to help fill a desperate need in the collision repair market for trained technicians. Additionally, having the color lab on site will speed our ability to get new, accurate formulas out into the market.”
Transtar is a leading manufacturer of high quality, value-driven automotive refinish and body shop repair products. The company has broad distribution across North America, with a significant presence in Latin America and other key markets. Transtar Autobody Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and part of Transtar Holding Company.
For more information about Transtar’s products and services, please visit www.tat‐co.com.