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Midwest

FinishMaster Inc.

ery customer," Arndt explains. "Some
customers want to see a sales representative every week, others want a tech
representative once a month and some
want delivery twice a week. We try to
tailor our services and support to their
needs. It's not about the product, but
about servicing the customer - what
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make

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works best for them in their location.
Service goes across all products lines."
FinishMaster services customers of all
sizes, from the largest in the multi-shop
operator and repair industry segment to
the single one- or two-operator shops.
On an even smaller scale, the company
has walk-in and do-it-yourself customers who visit FinishMaster's branches.
"We try to service all segments of the
vehicle refinish market," Arndt notes. "We
feel we're in a great position to support
the market. This is a vibrant industry and
there's a lot of room for growth. We're excited to grow our market share and remain
a leader in the automotive aftermarket."

Setting Goals
FinishMaster's product lines don't
change very often, but the company is

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always looking for the best products
in the market for its customers. It has
more than 7,000 products to offer, but
its team members are always on the
lookout for new or improved products
that can make customers more efficient.
"One of the advantages we have is our
size. We have quite a few manufacturers
coming to us and asking us to take on
their product because of our footprint,"
Arndt says. "It makes us an attractive
SEM Products, Inc., a US manufacturer of premium
repair and refinish products, prides itself on delivering
Built Better products and processes to the automotive,
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at SEM deliver reductions in repair time, reduced steps
and minimize waste through their Pillars of Innovation
and Intelligent Product Design process. Coupled with the
latest repair and refinishing techniques, SEM delivers new
efficiencies and revenues to the professional repair and
refinish tradesperson. For more information, please visit
semproducts.com.


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