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BASF sponsors local automotive industry career fair in support of future technicians

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 06:00
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This fall, BASF is sponsoring the Greater Detroit Area High School / College Transportation Career Fair, hosted by the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).
The one-day event will take place on October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Mich. Students interested in pursuing careers in the transportation sector, including automotive collision and repair, will have the opportunity to interface with employers and vendors while strengthening their networks as they prepare to enter the workforce. Likewise, employers in the industry will also have the chance to meet, interview and hire the next generation of technicians.
BASF is a long-time supporter of CREF, and the career fair is one way the company supports efforts to bring employers and students together. BASF also encourages people to consider a career in collision repair, an industry that is currently experiencing a significant talent shortage.
“We have been listening to the managers and owners who have been concerned with the shortage of technicians,” said Sebastian Grajales, Marketing Solutions Manager for BASF Automotive Refinish. “BASF is committed to supporting the refinish industry by investing in the development of talented young men and women to become tomorrow’s leaders in our industry.”
Nearly 10 schools have already RSVP’ed for the event, putting it on track to be the largest career fair for this year. CREF will be hosting events in other parts of the country through the end of the year with tentative dates planned for 2020.
About BASF Automotive Refinish

BASF's Automotive Refinish business manufactures and markets coatings for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Its paint products are supported by technical training programs, advanced color information systems, business management and planning tools. For more information visit
About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of around $20 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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