One-of-a-kind design by Darrell Mayabb is featured on the 2018 Automotive Refinish calendar for PPG.

As in past years, Darrell has done an outstanding job with his design created exclusively for this PPG calendar. Now available to order just in time for the holidays. Makes a great gift for your customers. Order today through online ordering, part #PPGCL18 (English) or part #PPGCL18F (French). Price will be $3.00 CAD per calendar.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 14, 2017
PPG MVP Business Solutions has announced its schedule of classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. Intended for owners and managers of collision centers using PPG products, MVP training is part of PPG’s ongoing commitment to provide cutting-edge business thinking and solutions for its customers. The MVP approach is designed to help a shop improve its bottom line through measured performance-accelerating processes.

MVP interactive workshops, classes and seminars, along with an array of online resources, provide a comprehensive set of training, tools and services for the collision professional and focus on the diverse factors that directly affect collision center performance. Attendees have opportunities to examine their current business structure and practices to determine what steps are needed to moderately adjust or radically revamp their approach to establishing a true performance-oriented business model.

“We know that to be successful, PPG collision center customers can’t simply survive, there’s more to it,” said Bob Medved, PPG manager, MVP Business Solutions. “Our customers have to thrive and grow. That’s why PPG MVP programs have evolved to offer the most comprehensive training in the industry. Our business solutions tools, resources, consulting and support services are designed to position PPG customers at the top of the industry—and we have been very successful in doing that. MVP programs can improve a shop’s performance and profitability in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Anyone interested in improving shop performance should really consider these courses.”

MVP Business Solutions offers hundreds of classes yearly at various locations across the United States and Canada. These courses present the real-world expertise of MVP-certified instructors in a relevant business curriculum. MVP solutions include

  • The MVP Business Development Series: covering the key functional areas of collision center business operations;

  • Lean for Collision Training: designed to address emerging trends and meet the challenge of change head-on;

  • MVP Conferences: unique gatherings of high-level presenters, cutting-edge seminars, workshops and networking opportunities;

  • Marketing Your Shop: specially designed tools and programs to help shop management reach the right people, with the right message, at the right time.

A partial list of classes scheduled for the rest of the year includes

  • Paint Shop Throughput

  • Business of Parts Management

  • Production and Cycle Time Management

  • Fundamentals of Estimating

  • Advanced Estimating

  • Professional Selling Skills

  • Elevating the Customer Experience

  • Green Belt Training

A complete schedule of classes is available at

Medved added that MVP classes can be arranged for specific regions and shops to address particular issues. He also pointed out that PPG customers can learn more about PPG MVP Business Solutions and courses on YouTube at

PPG introduced MVP Business Solutions in 1994 as a way to help collision repair customers address the changing nature of the industry and turn business challenges into opportunities. Since that time, MVP has delivered comprehensive training and business support services to PPG collision repair businesses. Many MVP programs are now in their third generation, and a large percentage of MVP’s business solutions comprises new programs that are the result of extensive research and development over the past few years.

For more information about MVP training, including details of seminars and workshops, call (866) 237-8178 or visit

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 30, 2017
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show attracts automotive industry professionals from around the world, and this year more than 100,000 visitors were treated to displays of custom-built vehicles exhibiting the latest trends in hot colors and advanced finishes. The wins affirmed PPG’s leadership position as the custom car world’s top choice in automotive refinish products.

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Johnson's Hot Rod Shop
  1932 Ford Tudor; Right:  1954 Chevy Quad Turbo Duramax Diesel

Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop, Gadsden, Alabama, displayed a 1932 Ford Tudor sedan that scooped up key honors. The sedan took second place in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, won a Ford Best of Show Outstanding Achievement in Design award, qualified as a Mothers Polish Shine Top 10 award finalist and captured the Bryan Fuller Moto Top Paint Award. The shop’s 1954 Chevy pickup with a Quad Turbo Duramax Diesel V-8 gathered its own recognition: a Chevy Design award for Truck of the Year and the Best Diesel Performance Build award. It, too, was a Mothers Polish Shine Top 10 award finalist. Both vehicles got their deep black finish using PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2050 DTM High Build Primer, DELTRON® DP90LF Non-Sanding Epoxy Primer Black and Deltron 2000 DBC9700 Basecoat Black along with the GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® brand’s D8115 Matte Clearcoat, D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat and D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat. Greg Chalcraft sprayed the finish on both winners.

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SpeedKore Performance
  1970 Boss 302 Mustang; Right:  2018 Mustang GT Convertible

SpeedKore Performance in Grafton, Wisconsin, received a Best of Show award from Ford for its superb 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, built for Robert Downey Jr., and an Outstanding Achievement in Design award, also from Ford, for its dramatic 2018 Mustang GT convertible. Painter Bill Nicoud used a Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat Khaki custom mix, Deltron DAS3025 V-SEAL® Acrylic Urethane Sealer Gray and Global Refinish System D894 Clear to give the Boss 302 Mustang a winning look. Bob Gibson painted the 2018 Mustang GT with Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat Lava Gray, Deltron DAS3025 V-Seal Acrylic Urethane Sealer Gray and Global Refinish System D894 Clear to create its dramatic look.

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Cal Auto Creations
1930 Ford Model A

Andy Leach and his team at Cal Auto Creations, Bennington, Nebraska, picked up the 2017 Mothers Polish Shine Award for a 1930 Ford Model A coupe painted by Charley Hutton at his Charley Hutton Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho. Charley gave the car, named “After Thought,” its “Paleozoic Sea Blue” finish using ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat. Accent colors included Pepper Grey on the engine and chassis, “After Thought Gold” on the wheels and Titanium on the blower. Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat was used on the body and D8115 Matte Clearcoat on the satin colors.

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Miranda Built, Inc.
1969 Chevy Camaro

Miranda Built, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida, won a Mothers Polish Excellence in Automotive Design award for its 1969 Chevy Camaro “NFA.” Jeremy Miranda and his group worked with The Refinery by Adam Krause Inc., Manteno, Illinois. Paint specialist Krause gave the Camaro its winning finish with Deltron DP90LF Non Sanding Epoxy Primer, Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, Global Refinish System D8115 Matte Clearcoat and Deltron CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear.

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Hollywood Hot Rods
1936 Packard Roadster

Hollywood Hot Rods, Burbank, California, took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a show-stopping red 1936 Packard Roadster dubbed “Mulholland.” Troy Ladd and his crew used Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat and Global Refinish System D8188 Glamour LV Clearcoat to give the classic its outstanding “Mulholland Merlot” finish.

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Tucci Hot Rods
2018 Mustang

Dave and Dom Tucci of Tucci Hot Rods, Marcy, New York, took home an Outstanding Achievement in Design award from Ford for a 2018 Ford Mustang in Shadow Black. Painter John Ramsey from John’s Auto Restoration, Rome, New York, coated the car with Deltron DBC9700 Basecoat Black and DMD 1683 Basecoat Black. Jason Kilmer, of Seattle’s KXK Dynamics, then wet sanded the original clear and Ramsey stepped back in to apply Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat on the main body and Vibrance Collection VC5225 Soft Touch Clear on the 3-D printed parts to give the car its distinct appearance.

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LGE-CTS Motorsports
2018 Baja Forged Adventurer Expedition

LGE-CTS Motorsports, San Dimas, California, won an Outstanding Achievement in Design award from Ford for its 2018 Baja Forged Adventurer Ford Expedition. Theresa Contreras painted the truck using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat with a custom mix of Vibrance Collection effects to create gold to silver color-changing stripes and accents that took on a green-blue tone.

The Roadster Shop, Mundelein, Illinois, received the GM People’s Choice Design award for the “AXIS” Camaro. It was also a finalist in the Battle of the Builders.

“Once again, PPG has helped custom car enthusiasts raise the bar of ingenuity,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, refinish marketing, Automotive Refinish. “Some of the most talented painters and builders in the business unleashed their imaginations and showed SEMA attendees the creative heights that PPG’s refinish products allowed them to reach. The painters have the vision; we provide the means and the awards follow. We are extremely proud of their achievements.”

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