HOUSTON - BASF Automotive Refinish hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate its new Houston competence center with designers Chip Foose and KC Mathieu.

Chris Toomey, BASF Senior Vice President, Coatings Solutions North America, welcomed guests and hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for BASF’s new Houston competence center along with members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and real estate developer Trammel Crow in Houston on June 7.

The highlight of the open house was the appearance of automotive designers Chip Foose, owner of Foose Design, and KC Mathieu, previously featured on Discovery Channel’s hit series "Fast N’ Loud."

BASF opened the 13,000-square-foot building in March. The center includes the latest in virtual and in-person training facilities, state-of-the-art spray booths, and market-leading application equipment to enable next-generation training for all job functions in the collision repair industry.