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Axalta to Unveil University of Michigan No. 88 Chevrolet SS during GM Supplier of the Year Celebration Event in Mt. Clemens, Michigan

By Business Wire News   

Axalta Coating Systems:

What:   Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will host a celebratory event at its Mt. Clemens manufacturing plant in honor of receiving the General Motors Supplier of the Year award for the second consecutive year. During the celebration, Axalta will unveil the joint paint scheme it will share with the University on the No. 88 Axalta-University of Michigan Chevrolet SS racecar which Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive in August during the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Axalta and U-M recently entered into a multifaceted partnership to support engineering and business students, coatings research and other projects. Details are here:


Last March, GM recognized 110 of its best global suppliers during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Detroit. Automotive suppliers from 17 countries received GM’s coveted Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements that are designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies that benefit customers and the industry’s highest quality vehicles. More information is here:

Axalta executives and community leaders will make presentations. Axalta employees will also feature GM vehicles from personal collections during a company car show. Select U-M race teams will be on display.
Where: Axalta’s Mt. Clemens manufacturing plant
400 Groesbeck Hwy. Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043
When: Monday, June 13, 2016
11 a.m. — arrivals and displays
Noon – program and car unveil
Who: Scheduled speakers include:

Steven Markevich – Axalta Executive Vice President and President of Axalta’s global Transportation Coatings business

Joseph Campbell – Axalta Mt. Clemens Plant Manager

Mark Hackel – Macomb County Executive

Marilyn Lane – State Representative for Michigan’s 31st district (Mt. Clemens, Fraser and a part of Clinton Township)

Barb Dempsey – Mayor of Mt. Clemens

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 approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to better serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.

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