Leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, Axalta Coating Systems announces the opening of the new dual Refinish and Powder Coatings Learning and Development Center in Houston, Texas.

To serve Axalta's collision repair and commercial coatings customers, the new Center is built adjacent to the company’s powder coatings manufacturing plant and will provide the latest learning and development programs designed to improve technician and business performance.

Thousands of collision repair professionals are expected to attend the multi-day classes at the Learning and Development Center. Combining classroom education with hands-on experience, the Center features three classrooms equipped with technology for distance learning, innovative seating pods to support collaboration, two paint mixing stations, two spray booths, and space for the build-out of the powder coatings training program in 2016.

The centrally-located training facility will impart education in English and Spanish.

Axalta Business Director Jeff Blake explains that their investment in the high-tech facility reinforces the company’s commitment to help customers continue education through in-person technical training as well as eLearning programs hosted in Houston and broadcast throughout North America.