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Feature   September 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

DuPont Commits to NACE

DuPont Performance Coatings has committed to NACE 2010 with a combination of a presence on the show floor, sponsorship activities, and educational sessions.

NACE, the flagship event of Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), is co-located with CARS and scheduled for Oct. 11-13, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Our participation in NACE has served us well over the years and it remains an important part of our overall business strategy and support of the industry,” says Harry Hall, DuPont North America sales manager -refinish. “We look forward to again supporting NACE in what we know will be a successful event.”

DuPont will sponsor two newly added conference sessions: “Getting Ready for the Lean Transition” on Monday, Oct. 11, from 4 -5:30 p.m., and “Making Lean Work” on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 4 -5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be taught by John Sweigart from The Body Shop @, which operates collision repair facilities in car dealerships, and Steve Trapp from DuPont Performance Coatings, and are AMI-accredited.

DuPont will also sponsor the Opening General Session, featuring notable marketing expert Kelly McDonald, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 from 8:30 -10 a.m. McDonald’s presentation, entitled “The Changing Face of Your Business -Inside and Out” will focus on diversity as a business opportunity.

“We sat down with DuPont about five years ago and developed a long-term plan, which has resulted in a mutually beneficial commitment to the show,” states ASA president and chief staff executive Ron Pyle. “We’ve created a partnership with DuPont that is unique [for] any paint company in the industry, and we’re grateful for their consistent support over many years.”

ASRW includes NACE, CARS, Auto Glass Week, and the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA), which makes it the industry’s leading event for true professionals to conduct business, network, and engage in industry issues. ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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