Norton Abrasives has long been a thriving brand in the collision industry, continually producing high quality products and solutions to meet customer needs. In 2016, parent company Saint-Gobain announced the creation of the Refinish Solutions Group (RSG). This unique alliance of industry leaders is committed to helping collision shops optimize their refinish processes and outcomes to improve shop profitability. This brand alliance umbrella encompasses several strategic alliance partnerships, which have created the strength of Saint-Gobain in the collision repair industry, including Norton Abrasives DeVilbiss, Dynabrade, Fusor, IPG|American Brand Tape, and Mothers.
Utilizing best-in-class products from all of these alliance partner brands, RSG has provided a one-stop-shop for Service King, leading to exemplary field support.
“Service King has enjoyed the responsiveness and personal interest that Norton|Saint-Gobain has shown in the advancement of Service King’s goals and objectives,” said Jason Newby, Service King National Refinish Manager, “The performance we have seen from the products is a definite benefit to our repair centers. We are looking forward to a long partnership and tremendous growth for both organizations. Service King appreciates the support that Saint-Gobain has shown us and is looking forward to the future.”
ABOUT SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES
Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2016 global sales of $43.3 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 68 countries and has approximately 170,000 employees. For the fourth year in a row, the Company has been ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators.
In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain has more than more than 150 locations and more than 14,000 employees. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives and the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide.
Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business employs nearly 11,000 people at 64 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business has nearly 2,000 employees at eight manufacturing sites. For more than 30 years, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has supported the United States Luge Association by providing engineering expertise to improve the performance and speed of luge athletes and by donating its Norton® brand of abrasive products. Since 2009, Saint-Gobain has been the primary sponsor of the USA Luge team.
ABOUT SERVICE KING COLLISION REPAIR CENTERS
Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives.
Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.