Lincoln Tech has entered into an agreement with AkzoNobel Coatings to utilize paints and refinish coatings solely from AkzoNobel at Lincoln Tech’s Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology programs across the country, the organizations announced.
The partnership follows the opening of the Kindig Academy at Lincoln Tech in Denver, Colorado. AkzoNobel also partnered with Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design to produce the custom Modern Classikk paint line.
Kindig’s Modern Classikk line is derived from AkzoNobel’s Sikkens refinish brand, the brand that will be used at the Kindig Academy. Lincoln Tech campuses offering collision repair career training will have the opportunity to receive products from either Sikkens or Lesonal, another premium AkzoNobel brand, the company said.
“AkzoNobel’s Sikkens and Lesonal product lines are known as two of the finest brands in the paint and refinish market,” says Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech’s President and CEO. “For our students to have access to hands-on experience using these products will be an incredible benefit to them as they train for careers in today’s collision repair industry. We are excited and grateful to be able to take our relationship with AkzoNobel to this exciting next level.”
“We are thrilled to enter this extended partnership with Lincoln Tech,” says John Griffin, Regional Commercial Director – AkzoNobel Automotive & Specialty Coatings, Americas, and President – AkzoNobel, Inc. “Training and supporting new technicians is of critical importance in the collision repair industry, and Lincoln Tech is one of the best at doing just that.”
In addition to supplying paint products and application equipment, AkzoNobel’s proprietary color-matching software MIXITTM will also be available to Lincoln Tech students.
As part of Lincoln Tech’s collision repair and refinishing career training, students gain hands-on experience repainting panels and other auto body components and also applying airbrush artwork to unique project cars, the school said.