PPG’s new MVP training courses earn accreditation from AMI, I-CAR


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has announced that its new MVP training courses centered on developing people and organizations in collision repair have earned accreditation from I-CAR and the Automotive Management Institute (AMI).

According to PPG, the set of three interrelated MVP courses – Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods – are designed to develop the skills of managers and team leaders in their effort to build teamwork in their organizations and create exceptionally productive work forces. I-CAR students are eligible to receive 3.5 Gold Class points for each of the three courses, with AMI students eligible to receive 28 Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credits each.

The curriculum for the skills-building courses is based upon the Training Within Industry (TWI) system of developing organizations. Conceived in the United States during the early 1940s as a way to dramatically boost industrial production during World War II, TWI also formed the foundation for a skills‐based system of developing people within the acclaimed Toyota Production System. TWI is still used by Toyota and is referred to by many as the “Roots of Lean.”

“In essence, PPG has taken the highly-effective teaching principles of TWI and developed a practical application specific to collision repair,” explained Mike Gunnells, manager, MVP Business Solutions. “Upon completing these courses, attendees gain the practical skill set for helping transform a good employee into an exceptional one as well as the training required to unlock the potential of the entire organization.”

Intended for supervisors, team leaders, corporate trainers and anyone with leadership responsibilities at a collision repair center, the MVP Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods courses are scheduled throughout the year at PPG Business Development Centers located throughout North America.

For more information or to register for an upcoming course, contact a PPG territory manager or distributor, call MVP Business Solutions at 866/237-8178, or send e-mail to MVPmailbox@ppg.com or Norm Angrove at angrove@ppg.com.

When introduced more than a decade ago, MVP Business Solutions was the first program of its kind in the collision repair industry. Since then, thousands of collision center owners and managers have taken advantage of MVP’s innovative services to improve the way they run their businesses. Green Belt Training is part of the MVP program.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
Norman Angrove
PPG Automotive Refinish
905-665-2282
angrove@ppg.com
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