New Paint System Means Less Emissions

Oct 19, 2009

ChurchBrothers Collision Repair, based in Indianapolis,recently received a special award from the state of Indiana recognizing the body shop chain’sdedication to reducing pollution.


Church Brothers is thefirst major collision repair shop in Indianato fully convert its painting operations to a waterborne paint system.The conversion has been done at all six of the company’s Indiana locations.  The change hascaused a 25 percent reduction in harmful organic compound emissions duringrefinishing operations.  In recognition of this dedication to theenvironment, the Indiana Department ofEnvironmental Management presentedChurch Brothers with an award during the 2009 IndianaGovernor’s Awards for Excellence program held last month.


“We are pleased and veryhonored that the ‘waterborne project’ undertaken by our small business has beenrecognized at such a high level,” said Ted McClintic,president of Church Brothers Collision Repair. “We hope all repair shops willget energized from our initiative and do their part to reduce our emissions.”

The waterborne basecoatfor automobiles provides better coverage with less paint sprayed over a givenarea and also reduces the amount of hazardous waste generated by olderpaints.  The new system also creates a safer health environment for shopemployees.


Photo courtesy of rapidpaint