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Transtar Automotive Technologies Groundbreaking for Training and Color Development Center

When: Tuesday, June 18 at 3:00 PM

Where: Transtar’s headquarters in Brighton – 2040 Heiserman Dr, Brighton, MI 48114


Transtar Automotive Technologies announces it will hold a ceremony to break ground and mark the start of construction on a new training and automotive coatings color development facility.  The building will be added to Transtar’s headquarters and manufacturing plant in Brighton, Michigan.

The Training and Color Development Center will support Transtar’s goal to better serve its customers in North America.  Transtar provides high quality, value-driven paint, primers and specialty coatings for collision repair, restoration, commercial, fleet, and light industrial applications.  The training center will contain prep stations, a mixing room, classrooms, and a downdraft spray booth.  Space and equipment will give Transtar the capacity to train approximately 400 technicians and painters per year.

The facility will also house a color laboratory.  This resource will allow Transtar to more quickly add new vehicle model year color formulas to its refinishing system and insure collision repair customers have the latest formulas at their fingertips for an accurate color match.  The output is expected to be up to 1,000 new color formulations annually.

“The new Training and Color Development Center is going to enhance our capabilities to support our customers and channel partners,” states Charlie Fuqua, Transtar Autobody Technologies President.  “We’ll be able to help fill a desperate need in the collision repair market for trained technicians.  Additionally, having the color lab on site will speed our ability to get new, accurate formulas out into the market.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on June 18th at 3:00 PM at Transtar’s headquarters in Brighton.  The Transtar team will be joined by Monte Ahuja and Neil Sethi, respectively Chairman and CEO of Transtar Autobody Technologies’ parent Transtar Holding Company, as well as state and local dignitaries.

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