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Axalta Holds First 2016 North American Commercial Transportation Business Council Meeting

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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, held its first quarterly 2016 Commercial Transportation Business Council meeting from January 6 – 8 in Dallas, Texas.

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Axalta Commercial Transportation Business Council members visit Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Den ...

Axalta Commercial Transportation Business Council members visit Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas. (Photo: Axalta)

Commercial Transportation Business Council members kicked-off the New Year with a strategy review, followed by a discussion on paint and materials reporting and welcomed a new member. Axalta managers presented information on new Axalta products, strategic marketing programs, enhanced services and color developments. Representatives from Mitchell International, the manufacturer of TruckEst™, provided information on their automated estimating system for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The meeting concluded with a tour of the Peterbilt manufacturing facility located in Denton, Texas. For decades, Peterbilt has used Axalta Imron® Elite in the production of its premium-quality heavy-duty trucks.

“I am excited about the caliber of guest speakers and content we are continually able to secure for our meetings. In addition, it is so refreshing to have our voice heard by the various companies who present at our meetings,” said Mike Anderson, Axalta Business Council Facilitator and owner of Collision Advice. “We continue to raise the levels of quality and efficiency for the aftermarket painting and refinishing of commercial vehicles.”

The Axalta Commercial Transportation Business Council was established in 2009 by a group of commercial fleet customers from across the U.S. To become a member or learn more about Axalta’s Commercial Transportation Business Council, visit

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Janine Little, +1 610-358-4951


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