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BASF sending competitor to R-M Best Painter Contest

Brandon Rixse (centre) receives his plaque for being named the North American representative for the R-M Best Painter contest from Roger Sipe, BASF Account Representative (left) and Mike Freeman, BASF Market Segment Manager for R-M in North America.

Southfield, Michigan — June 13, 2016 — For the first time, BASF will participate in the R-M Best Painter Contest, with Brandon Rixse of Thomas E. Brown representing the company. Rixse will travel to R-M global headquarters in France to participate in the competition against painters from 15 different countries.

“The goal of the competition is to promote the profession of refinish painting,” said Mike Freeman, BASF Market Segment Manager for R-M. “BASF is committed to developing young talent for the collision repair industry. We’re confident Brandon will be a strong representative for North America.”

The R-M Best Painter contest, which runs September 27 to 29, started in 1999. Participants must be 30 years old or younger, and the competition tests skills in the use of R-M ONYX HD waterborne technology to maximize productivity and ensure the lowest possible environmental impact. Additional skills such as colour matching, overall knowledge of R-M ONYX HD and health and safety issues are also tested.

The winner of the global R-M Best Painter contest will be announced on September 30 and prizes include a $2,800 travel voucher. The competition is supported by business partners 3M, EMM, DeVilbiss, RUPES and SATA.

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