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BASF releases training schedule

BASF's Automotive Refinish business has issued its North American training schedule for the third quarter of 2006. Courses will be conducted at 10 training facilities in the United States and Canada, with nine of the locations offering OEM certification training. In Canada, BASF has training facilities in Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. French-language courses are offered in the Montreal facility.
					
The courses cover the latest techniques for proper application and color adjustment of Glasurit® and R-M® paint systems. Several of the sites also offer training in the use of the innovative Glasurit Small-Damage Repair SystemT, as well as the R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System. 

For registration information, customers may contact the training centers directly, or call the BASF Customer Service Center at 1-800-825-3000 and select option #7.

BASF announces first quarter of 2006 Automotive Refinish training schedule

Advanced technical and OEM certification courses available in nine locations

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., November 7, 2005 — BASF’s Automotive Refinish business
has issued its North American training schedule for the first quarter of
2006. Courses will be conducted at ten training facilities in the United
States and Canada, with nine of the locations offering OEM certification
training. French-language courses are offered in the Montreal facility.

The courses cover the latest and most advanced techniques for proper
application and color adjustment of Glasurit(R) and R-M(R) paint systems.
All of the U.S. facilities offer Glasurit and R-M programs that meet the
mandatory requirements for General Motors and Ford certification.

Several of the sites also offer training in the use of the innovative
Glasurit Small-Damage Repair System™, as well as the R-M Cycle Time
Reduction Repair System. Environmental considerations and safety
instruction are integral parts of all the classes.

For registration information, customers may contact the training centers
directly, or call the BASF Customer Service Center at 1-800-825-3000 and
select option #7.

Atlanta Training Center
3077 Oakcliff Industrial St.
Doraville, GA 30340 (770) 451-0030
Jan. 10-12 *RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 13 *RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 18-19 RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Jan. 24-26 *RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 27 *RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 1-2 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Feb. 8-9 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Feb. 14-16 *RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Feb. 17 *RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 28-March 2 *RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 3 *RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 8-9 RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
March 14-16 *RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 17 *RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 22-23 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System

Baltimore Training Center
8255 Patuxent Range Rd., Suite B
Jessup, MD 20794 (301) 725-7017
Jan. 10-12 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Jan. 13 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 19-20 RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Jan. 24-26 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 27 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 9-10 RFN122 R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop
Feb. 15-16 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Feb. 21 VPU019 Refinish Principles for Insurer’s Training (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for class description)
Feb. 24 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
March 2-3 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
March 7-9 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 10 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 16-17 RFN223 Glasurit Productivity Techniques Workshop
March 21-23 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
March 24 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques

Edmonton Training Center
17315 106 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E7 • (780) 486-7410
Jan. 10 RFN777 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System (1 day)
Jan. 17-19 RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Feb. 7-8 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Feb. 21 RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 14-16 RFN101 R-M Certification Program

Hartford Training Center
105 J&K West Dudley Town Rd.
Bloomfield, CT 06002 (877) 706-4719
Jan. 10-12 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 13 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 24-26 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Jan. 27 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 31 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
Feb. 1 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
Feb. 2 VPU019 Refinish Principles for Insurer’s Training (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for class description)
Feb. 7-8 RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Feb. 14-15 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Feb. 21-23 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Feb. 24 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 7-9 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
March 10 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
March 15-16 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
March 28-30 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 31 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques

Kansas City Training Center
4200 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 960-0656
Feb. 28-March 2 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 3 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 21-22 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
March 23-24 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma

Los Angeles Training Center
(All courses are VOC classes)
6700 8th St.
Buena Park, CA 90620 (714) 521-6112
Jan. 10 RFN400 Glasurit Re-certification
Jan. 11-12 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Jan. 13 RFN206 90-Line Workshop
Jan. 17-19 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Jan. 20 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 24-26 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 27 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 7 RFN300 R-M Re-certification
Feb. 9-10 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Feb. 14 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
Feb. 16 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
Feb. 21-23 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Feb. 24 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 14-16 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
March 17 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
March 21-23 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 24 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 28 RFN106 Limco 1234 Product Workshop
March 30 RFN206 90-Line Workshop

Montreal Training Center
162 Rue Barr
St. Laurent, Québec H4T 1Y4 (514) 340-3934
Jan. 17-19 RFN101F R-M Certification Program (French)
Feb. 1-2 RFN111F Introduction to Carizzma (French)
Feb. 7-9 RFN201F 22/55 Certification Program (French)
Feb. 22-23 RFN203F Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques (French)
March 1-2 RFN111F Introduction to Carizzma (French)
March 21-22 RFN100F R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop (French)
March 28 VPU004F Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description) (French)
March 30 VPU011F Intro to VisionPLUS On-Line (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description) (French)

Toronto Training Center
10 Constellation Court
Toronto, ONT M9W 6N9 (416) 674-2242
Jan. 10-12 RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Jan. 18-19 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Jan. 24 RFN107 R-M Preparation Process & Analysis
Jan. 26 RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 31-Feb. 2 RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Feb. 8-9 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Feb. 15-16 RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Feb. 28-March 2 RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 8-9 RFN100 R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop
March 15-16 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
March 28-30 RFN201 22/55 Certification Program

Vancouver Training Center
ICBC Training Center (604) 820-1632
Jan. 24 RFN006 ICBC Accreditation (Candy Colors class)
Jan. 25 FRN006 ICBC Accreditation (Candy Colors class)
Feb. 14 RFN006 ICBC Accreditation (Candy Colors class)
Feb. 15 RFN006 ICBC Accreditation (Candy Colors class)
March 21 RFN777 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System (1 day)
March 22 RFNL90 ICBC Accreditation (90-Line class)

Whitehouse Training Center
6125 Industrial Parkway
Whitehouse, OH 43571 (419) 877-4461
Jan. 12-13 RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
Jan. 17-19 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 20 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 24-26 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 27 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 RFN206 90-Line Workshop
Feb. 6-8 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Feb. 9 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 13-15 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Feb. 16 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Feb. 21-22 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
March 9 VPU004 Paint & Material Profitability (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
March 10 VPU005 Paint Department Productivity (go to
www.basfrefinish.com for
class description)
March 14-16 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 17 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques

* These courses are required for General Motors Certification #22041.00 
and
Ford Certification #71V01T0 and #71V02T0.

Glasurit is a registered trademark of BASF Coatings AG. R-M and Limco are
registered trademarks of BASF Corporation. Small Damage Repair System is a
trademark of BASF Corporation. Helping Make Products Better is a trademark
of BASF Corporation.

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portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products,
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a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s intelligent solutions
and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF
develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market
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and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. In 2004,
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For more information, contact:
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BASF Corporation
Tel: (248) 948-2088
E-mail: ladaka@basf.com
					

BASF Announces First Quarter 2005 Automotive Refinish Training

1/17/2005

BASF's Automotive Refinish business has issued its North American training schedule for the first quarter of 2005.

The courses cover the latest and most advanced techniques for proper application and colour adjustment of Glasurit and R-M paint systems. For registration information, customers may contact the training centers directly, or call the BASF Customer Service Center at 1-800-825-3000 and select option #7.

Canadian Facility Training Dates

Edmonton Training Centre 17315 106 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E7 . 
(780) 486-7410

Jan. 4-5--RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Jan. 18-20--RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Feb. 8-9--RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
Feb. 23--RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
March 8-10--RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 23--RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques

Montreal Training Centre 162 Rue Barr St. Laurent, Québec H4T 1Y4 
(514) 340-3934

Jan. 18-20--RFN101F R-M Certification Program (French)
Feb. 2-3--RFN100F R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop (French)
March 8-10--RFN201F 22/55 Certification Program (French)
March 23-24--RFN111F Introduction to Carizzma (French)

Toronto Training Centre 10 Constellation Court Toronto, ONT M9W 6N9 
(416) 674-2242

Jan. 13--RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Jan. 18-20--RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Jan. 26-27--RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Feb. 23-24--RFN100 R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop (Jobber)
March 9-10--RFN444 Glasurit Small Damage Repair System
March 15-17--RFN101 R-M Certification Program
March 22-24--RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
March 30-31--RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System

Vancouver Training Centre ICBC Training Center 
(604) 820-1632

Jan. 11--RFN005 ICBC Accreditation
Jan. 12--RFN005 ICBC Accreditation
Feb. 1-2--RFN333 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System
March 2--RFN005 ICBC Accreditation
March 3--RFN005 ICBC Accreditation
March 15--RFN005 ICBC Accreditation
March 16--RFN777 R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System (1 day)