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PPG REPAINT REPORTER VOLUME 74, NUMBER 2 FALL 2015 EXECUTIVE EDITOR CRISTINA FRONZAGLIA-MURRAY CREATIVE DIRECTOR T. JON WORDEN DESIGN DIRECTOR DAVE BUFFINGTON DESIGN STAFF CHRIS AXON MARK FRANCISCO BOB SANTORO MANAGING EDITOR MEREDITH SIMPSON CONTRIBUTING EDITOR KELLY BALL WRITERS ELI GREENBAUM JOHN MCQUILLAN CATHY NELSON JOHN WOODWARD T. JON WORDEN PRODUCTION MANAGER SHELLIE HILL PHOTOGRAPHERS ERIC GEISERT JOHN JACKSON ADAM RYAN MORRIS DAVE NUFER PPG REPAINT REPORTER IS PUBLISHED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PPG AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH. SEND COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLICATION TO: PPG INDUSTRIES REPAINT REPORTER EDITOR 19699 PROGRESS DRIVE STRONGSVILLE, OHIO 44149 REFINCOMMDPT@PPG.COM OR, FAX TO: (440) 572-6880 LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PPG REPAINT REPORTER ISSUE? LIMITED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL PPG DISTRIBUTOR OR PPG SALESPERSON. PPG DISTRIBUTORS CAN ORDER BY CONNECTING TO PPG CENTRAL VIA WWW.PPGCENTRAL.BIZ AND USING THE PART NUMBER ON BACK COVER. ON THE COVER Designed to make a big impression, the PPG show truck receives a star-spangled new look, thanks to the talented team at Gerber Collision & Glass in Grand Rapids, Mich. FOLLOW US ONLINE: 10 22 DEPARTMENTS 4 INSIDE LINE Thoughts on embracing change by Greg Benckart, VP, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish. 5 TEAM PPG Top world ranking, PPG's new CEO, building colorful communities, Honda NSX and more. 12 TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Embracing innovation and continuous improvement are the two things that never change at Budds' Collision Services Ltd. 14 BROWN BROTHERS AUTO BODY & PAINT For this Southern California shop, OEM certification is the key to growing their reputation and sales. 18 UPTOWN MOTORS For refinish painter Sheila Sueflohn-Cook, delivering high quality and efficiency is all in a day's work. 20 IN LIVING COLOR Web trends prove collision centers are using PPG online color tools more frequently and effectively. 26 TECH TALK The Gerber Collision & Glass team offers insights on painting large-scale custom designs. 28 PRODUCT UPDATE New products enhance VIBRANCE COLLECTION ® custom line as a single-stop solution. 30 SHOP PROFILE Dean's Auto Body demonstrates that incorporating advanced technology can work for shops of every size. 32 GALLERY A high-riding fire truck, classic pickups, timeless hot rods, and a sleek Sunliner dazzle in our photo roundup. 36 WHAT'S NEW Even after 20 years, the OMNI ™ refinish system is still providing value better than ever. 6 GRAVEYARD CARZ Mark Worman and his crew resurrect automotive icons for owners and viewers on his hit TV show. 10 WOMEN WARRIORS An all- female crew demonstrate gender prowess with a custom rebuild of a 1969 AMC AMX. 22 PPG SHOW TRUCK Gerber Collision & Glass creates a show- stopping finish for the PPG show truck and trailer. 3

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