FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WILSON'S AUTO COLLISION - FIRST AUTO BIDY SHOP TO GO GREEN IN COLORADO SPRINGS WITH PPG WATERBORNE REFINISH SYSTEM
Colorado Springs, CO (2008) - Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc. at 4365 East Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs has announced that they have converted from a solvent-based system to PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat for vehicle paint repairs. The transition is part of an overall Wilson ’s initiative to repair vehicles in an environmentally friendly way making them the very first company in Colorado Springs to move to the waterborne system.
"This decision was the right thing to do," said Ray Wilson, owner of Wilson ’s Auto Collision Inc. We are very conscious of the need to safeguard our environment and we are doing all we can do to be genuinely ‘green’. We’re very happy to be working with PPG to make this change.
Wilson’s Auto Collision in Colorado Springs, Colorado are making the transition to waterborne basecoats in anticipation of new air quality regulations requiring the use of waterborne basecoat to further reduce VOC atmospheric emissions and improve air quality. To date, Colorado has no plans for more stringent VOC regulations, so Wilson ’s is making the change completely on its own initiative.
Once deciding to convert to a waterborne system, settling on PPG as the refinish partner was not difficult according to Wilson "They made it easy for us," he said. "The overall commitment from PPG and the excellence of the product sealed the deal.”
"Aside from all the environmental benefits of waterborne paint, the production aspects were critical," continued Wilson "We would not compromise on quality at all and the Envirobase High Performance system proved outstanding for ease of application and color-matching. PPG also gave our paint technicians complete training and support. Delivering environmentally-friendly green technology to support our LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is very rewarding and exciting to us."
Said Elson Dolliver, PPG business development manager, "The green commitment Wilson’s is making is impressive. They’ve got our support and products to help them succeed. Their vision puts them on the cutting edge.
For more information please contact:
Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc.
4365 East. Platte Ave , Colorado Springs , CO 80915
For more information on Envirobase High Performance Basecoat, call 440/572-2800 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com