GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, sustainability involves a commitment to minimize the company’s environmental footprint across its entire spectrum of business activities, from product development and manufacturing, to distribution and waste disposal. Axalta’s Sustainable Star Award program, in its inaugural year, recognizes refinish customers in North America that implement sustainable initiatives to not only benefit the bottom line, but also assist in preserving the environment. Axalta named Marshall Auto Body of Waukesha, Wisconsin the 2016 Sustainable Star Award winner.
Marshall Auto Body is credited with installing energy efficient equipment, motion sensors, and timing controls. The company uses Axalta’s Cromax® Pro waterborne paint, the Greentech Dryers arch system, which dries paint in 53 seconds and reduces gas consumption by more than 70 percent, and has installed three complimentary electric vehicle chargers that are available to the public night and day. In addition, solar panels that help power the shop and provide more than 50 percent of its annual electricity needs comprise 10,000 square feet of Marshall Auto Body’s roof.
“We congratulate Marshall Auto Body for its achievements and commitment to sustainability,” said Mike Carr, Axalta President-North America. “The owners and employees of Marshall embrace sustainable practices and demonstrate how they can have a positive impact on business. It is great to see Axalta’s Cromax Pro waterborne paint system play a key role in a business’ sustainable initiatives.”
“I want to personally thank Axalta and Steve Trapp, Axalta’s North America Services Manager for honoring us with the 2016 Sustainable Star Award,” said Scott Marshall, Owner of Marshall Auto Body. “Protection of the environment is a critical part of our job. The auto industry can make a big difference in the quality of everyone's life by operating sustainably and minimizing wasteful activities. Our industry needs the kind of support that global enterprises like Axalta provide and we appreciate their recognition and partnership in promoting sustainable business practices.”
Axalta recognized Selecta Auto Body of San Francisco, California and Steve’s Frame and Body Shop of Joplin, Missouri as runners-up, in what was a very close competition. Both the winner and runners-up can display the Axalta Sustainable Star Award logo in their shops, on their websites, and in promotional materials.
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.