“Bonding & Structural Bonding,” Wed., July 26, 8-9 a.m. CST. The course, presented by Douglas Craig, Structural Adhesives Applications Engineering Manager & Collision Repair Industry Liaison, LORD Corporation, will provide a high level review of adhesives, their evolution, technologies available, and use and safety tips.
The educational session serves as a primer on adhesive technology and automotive adhesive applications, both OEM and during repair. The course will also address why the use of adhesives has dramatically increased, how to use them on modern vehicles, and pertinent information for proper repair of collision-damaged vehicles.
“LORD Corporation is pleased to be part of such an important industry conference and provide educational opportunities for attendees,” Craig says. “Training and development are essential to operating and growing a well-run business.”
LORD Corporation and Saint-Gobain Media Stage Presentation, Thurs, July 27, 2 p.m. CST on the NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017 media stage. LORD Corporation and Saint-Gobain representatives will provide details about their new partnership and the addition of Fusor to the full line of products the Saint-Gobain Refinish Solutions Group (RSG) distributes to body shops in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
RSG is a network of industry leaders committed to helping collision shops optimize their refinish process and outcomes to improve profitability for shops, while maintaining the product and technical expertise of its partners. LORD will continue to provide support and supply adhesives directly to OEMs and their distributors to further enhance Fusor’s long-standing OEM connection. The commercial relationship with Saint-Gobain was formed to address the industry need for having Fusor available as part of a “one-stop shopping” experience.
Julie Miller, Global Business Manager for Aftermarket, LORD Corporation, says Fusor is eager to share the details of its new distribution partnership with Saint-Gobain and how together they are able to better serve their respective customers. Body shops can now have a single point of contact for adhesives, abrasives, polishes, tape, equipment and training improving efficiency and productivity in the their shop.
“Multi-shop operators (MSO) consolidation and distributor consolidation offers the ability to bring a full line offering to the body shop in terms of inventory management and improving overall efficiency at both the MSO and distributor level,” Miller says. “While Saint-Gobain concentrates on sales and service excellence, Fusor can focus on developing new, innovative, cutting edge adhesives and sealers while supporting OEMs in the collision industry.”
In addition to the training courses and media stage presentation, LORD Corporation is also sponsoring the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) 16th Annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop on July 24, which is being held in conjunction with NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017.
About LORD Corporation
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2013 revenues in excess of $880 million, LORD has more than 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and eight R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.