Joe Gibbs Racing Hosts Sherwin-Williams EcoLean™ Level 1 Workshop

(CLEVELAND, OHIO) July 11, 2019 – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), one of the preeminent motorsports teams in the nation, recently hosted more than 60 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes customers, including collision shop owners, managers and technicians, at its recent EcoLean™ Level 1 workshop. The exclusive EcoLean workshops, developed by Sherwin-Williams, are offered to collision center owners and dealership managers from across the United States and Canada. They are designed to educate attendees about how to maximize profitability by improving production and eliminating waste throughout their facilities.

Attendees met at JGR headquarters located in Huntersville, North Carolina, where they received training from industry-leading collision services business consultants and saw firsthand how an organization can embrace lean principals to enhance workflow, communication and productivity. The Huntersville session also featured unique behind-the-scenes tours and discussions with team members from one of the NASCAR Monster Energy Series™ leading race teams.

“We aim to give our EcoLean workshop attendees an extensive and comprehensive look at how they can create a lean environment in their own facility,” said Judy Folk, Business Consulting Manager, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “This class was a particularly special and rare opportunity for many; our attendees were be able to learn lean principles while engaging with our business consultants, and also tour one of the most productive and cutting-edge automotive centers in the country."  

In addition to the race team facility tours, the Huntersville EcoLean Level 1 workshop curriculum included:

  • An overview of lean production and its practical application in collision repair
  • Approaches to making a collision facility more efficient and predictable
  • A roundtable discussion for overcoming lean implementation challenges


Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. The Automotive Finishes division, includes Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes® and Valspar® Automotive brands—Valspar® Refinish, DeBeer Refinish®, Prospray® Finishes, Matrix Automotive Finishes®, U.S. Chemical & Plastics® and House of Kolor®. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is a part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions in more than 120 countries around the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about Sherwin-Williams, visit

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