SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - BASF's Automotive Refinish business has issued its North American training schedule for the first quarter of 2006. Courses will be conducted at 10 training facilities in the United States and Canada, with nine of the locations offering OEM certification training. French-language courses are offered in the Montreal facility.

The courses cover the latest and most advanced techniques for proper application and color adjustment of Glasurit® and R-M® paint systems. All of the U.S. facilities offer Glasurit and R-M programs that meet the mandatory requirements for General Motors and Ford certification.

Several of the sites also offer training in the use of the innovative Glasurit Small-Damage Repair System, as well as the R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System. Environmental considerations and safety instruction are integral parts of all the classes.

For class offerings at each location and registration information, call the BASF Customer Service Center at 800/825.3000 and select option #7.