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DuPont, Marshall Auto Body partner

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 00:00

DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) has entered into a partnership with Marshall Auto Body, headquartered in Waukesha, Wis. to supply Spies Hecker® brand refinish products and related supplies and also includes the sharing of Marshall Auto Body's proven pull-based, lean production operating model.

Marshall Auto Body, started in 1978, operates an insurance and consumer-friendly collision repair center. Marshall Auto Body is a member of the growing Star-Link Repair Network, made up exclusively of repairers who are truly committed to lean thinking.

"We are very excited by DuPont Performance Coatings' commitment to offering an innovative approach to lean transformation in our industry," said Aaron Marshall. "Since switching our operations nearly five years ago, we have seen significant reductions in cycle time and supplement frequency, increase in profitability and a huge boost in employee morale."

"DuPont Performance Coatings chose to partner with Marshall Auto Body due to the results achieved using their pull-based, lean production operating model," said Steve Trapp, manager – Collision Services Development. DPC also has added Aaron Marshall as an executive facilitator for DuPont's lean thinking courses and a design team member to DPC's lean implementation strategy team.

Since signing the partnership agreement, DPC and Marshall Auto Body have been piloting some educational and consultative approaches to bring a unique lean transformation approach to the DPC collision repair customers. Look for future announcements from this partnership.

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