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Valspar introduces elite applicator program


April 1, 2010
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Apr. 1, 2010 – The Valspar extrusion coatings group has announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. 

Apr. 1, 2010 – The Valspar extrusion coatings group has announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. 
 
The program is open to applicators of any of Valspar extrusion coating systems including the 70 percent PVDF Fluropon product family, the 50 percent PVDF Acroflur and Acrodize products and the company's polyester products such as the Polylure
line. In order to join, applicators must demonstrate they can consistently produce high quality products, accommodate industry service level expectations, and agree to continual improvement goals based in part by Valspar provided continuing education as well as routine quality audits and safety programs.
 
“It’s a formal program that offers many of the benefits that we have been providing our customers over the years with additional attributes of exposure to our customers that set the benchmark for Elite performance in coating application,” said Tim Tritch, sales director, extrusion coatings.  “This program is also directed to enhance our customer’s business by providing specialized timelines, safety programs, quality audits, and access to resources. Unlike other industry programs that require membership dues, this program focuses entirely upon the quality and
service an applicator can provide and their commitment to continual education.”
 
Valspar offers its applicators access to various resources that enable them to provide solutions to the building products industry. These resources include:
 
– Valspar Mix and Match technology and systems that allow applicators to follow an electronic paint recipe to quickly create a product at their facility that is colour consistent with other samples and production of the same recipe. 
 
– Paint School Education programs that train applicators in coatings technology, best practices and colour accuracy.
 
– Access to Valspar's ISO certified test lab as well as routine QC training.
 
“The Elite Applicator Program is another example of Valspar’s continued commitment to quality, safety and service,” said Mary Ann Johnson, marketing manager, coil and extrusion coatings. “We have seen timelines shrink and service expectations grow due to the increasing demands put on the building community. This program addresses the service and quality requirements needs of today’s market.”
 
For more information about the Valspar Elite Applicator program, please visit www.paintandcolor.com or call 1-800-301-0339.

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