SOURCE: Scene Genesis

Scene Genesis

February 26, 2009 11:41 ET

SceneExchange and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. Team Up to Bring Collision Repair Work Into Shops

Partnership Utilizes A-Plus Network and Cutting-Edge Technology to Boost Business During Hard Times

PITTSFORD, NY--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - SceneExchange, an online process which links vehicle owners who need repairs with shops that can perform the work, today enhanced its industry leadership by announcing it is entering into a strategic alliance with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. (SWAFC). This agreement allows Sherwin-Williams to offer SceneExchange technology to its A-Plus Network of Collision Repair Specialists throughout the United States North America.

Brandon Devis, SWAFC A-Plus Program Manager, stated, "It is our goal to continually provide value to our A-Plus Network members by bringing them new solutions that can help improve their businesses. The SceneExchange process stood out to us as a way to bring in new business while allowing shop owners and managers complete control over the vehicles they choose to repair. We are very excited to bring this offering to our network."

SceneExchange will be launched for the network in the first quarter of 2009, rolling out to shops in the states where SceneExchange is live first.

"Here at SceneExchange, we are seeking ways to connect with shops that are best of breed. The A-Plus Network brings businesses which perform at high standards in their operations -- exactly what we are looking to bring to the consumer," said Alan Murdy, SceneExchange Director of Industry Relations.

Both organizations expect SceneExchange will boost the potential number of collision repair jobs available to A-Plus shops.

For more information about the A-Plus Network, its features, advantages and benefits visit www.sherwin-automotive.com; or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872). For more information about SceneExchange visit www.SceneGenesis.com.

About Scene Genesis, Inc.

Scene Genesis provides technological solutions to the collision repair industry. Its innovative SceneExchange product is available to collision repair shops in the United States.

About Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp.

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.

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