Permatex teams with ASE to help train technicians on latest innovations and applications

Joint program kicked off with online training webinar for gasket makers.

Permatex has partnered with the ASE Education Foundation to provide product application training and education on the latest formulation advances for automotive students, instructors, parts professionals, and professional automotive technicians.

The partnership was announced by Permatex Product Manager, Eric Seibold, who noted, “Permatex has always been committed to training and education, and has a storied history of developing valuable and in-depth programs for the automotive service industry. Partnering with the ASE Education Foundation will allow us to continue that tradition and help both our aspiring and veteran automotive service workforce to improve their knowledge and capabilities and advance their ASE Certification.”

The inaugural program in the ASE Education Foundation collaboration is a Permatex-led online training webinar entitled, How to Select and Apply the Right Gasket Maker. This training segment provided technicians with important information on the different types of gasket makers; how they have evolved over the years, how to choose the correct gasket maker; and proper application techniques. Permatex will conduct future training sessions, both online and in-person, on a variety of chemical technology topics for automotive maintenance and repair.

“We are very pleased to recognize Permatex as our newest industry partner,” added Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation President. “We’re proud to join forces with an organization such as Permatex that believe in a bright future for automotive service and expanding career opportunities for all students.”

Permatex also offers a wide range of online training courses for technicians and DIYers available on the company’s official training portal website, Users can register for live webinars or participate in online training sessions to receive an official certificate of completion.

About ASE Education Foundation
The ASE Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aligns schools, students, instructors, and employers, bridging the gap between what students are taught and the needs of employers, and focused on helping solve the technician shortage. The Foundation evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs, provides industry-based credentials for students and facilitates work-based learning, bringing together local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience and mentorship. Today, the Foundation impacts 2,300 high school and college programs, 5,000 instructors and 100,000 students nationwide.

Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Threadlocker Gel Twist®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.

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