The refinishing products we sell and the services we offer target the needs of the automotive professional and the customers you serve.
From a quart to a truckload, we can put paint and supplies on your doorstep. In most cases, we deliver on demand so you always have what you need to get the job done.
When you or your customers have questions about automotive refinish or appearance products, E&M is ready to help. We can even schedule on-site visits and get back to you promptly with job-related specifications and recommendations.
We host official training seminars to get professional and rising refinishers the skills and certifications they need. Visit our Training page for more information.
Quality and Service
At E&M Auto, we stand behind our service and the DuPont products we carry above all else. We recommended a system from DuPont Industrial Coatings for Greg Pinkerton, General Manager of Atlantic Fabritech in McGaheysville, VA.
He had this to say:
"...this system came out way ahead in thickness, coatability and ease of use. We solicited opinions from our painters as well, and it was just hands down, nobody wanted anything but the DuPont paint."
"We have had no issues with E&M. It's like calling a member of your family. They always ask 'Do you need it today?' It's never 'We can't get that to you.' In fact, more than once, their reps have dropped paint off on their way home at night. They have gone completely out of their way for us."
3M Learning Center (visit online)
Don't wait for the right training seminar to become a better refinisher. 3M's Learning Center is full of great video tutorials and how-to advice geared toward industry professionals.
Reconditioning products bring back the shine and beauty of your car and help you maintain that beauty for years to come. Proper reconditioning makes a huge difference in the life and value of your vehicle.
E&M Auto representatives have the knowledge to provide hands-on assistance and accurate recommendations. We'll come to you, in your body shop or in our lot, and find what you need.
E&M Private Label
We offer a full range of reconditioning solutions with our E&M Private Label products. These are no cheap knock-offs, our line offers brand name quality at an affordable price and we wholeheartedly recommend it for all your reconditioning needs. Visit our Products page to learn more.
Meguiar's - How To Center (Visit Online)
If you can't make it out to the store, check out the How To Center on Meguiar's website. They have demonstration videos and all the information you need about caring for your car.
At E&M Auto, we carry a wide variety of products from every major brand. We only scratch the surface here on the site. For anything you can't find in our inventory, let us know and we will either direct you to it or place an order and get it.
DuPont (DuPont Performance Coatings)
As a recognized Champion Distributor, we recommend DuPont refinishing products above all else. The variety and quality of their products is unmatched and their Acquire RX and VINdicator solutions have made color matching easier and more accurate than ever.
3M (3M Automotive)
3M is a world leader in innovation and quality. Their automotive refinish and reconditioning products are top of the line and great sellers. Be sure to check out their Automotive Aftermarket Learning Center for how-to videos and best practices.
More Great Brands
E&M Private Label
We have proudly supplied customers with our own E&M Private Label products since 1973. With name brand quality at affordable prices, they have been steady and growing sellers.
E&M's branded products have a long history of use in the valley. Beginning in 1967, Sheldon Sr. contracted with a manufacturer to promote his privately made glass cleaning solution. It quickly became the leading aerosol glass cleaner sold and used in the valley.
You too can purchase this quality product today along with many other private line products at a great value by dropping in to any of our four locations. Speak with one of our service associates to find out more about our complete line of reconditioning products for your car.
Our Private Label Products Include:
Welcome to E & M Auto Paint and Supply
E&M Auto Paint and Supply is one of the Central Shenandoah Valley's largest and most creative PBE Jobbers, with its main offices in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Founded in the early 1970's, the corporation quickly established a reputation for providing the highest quality products and offering outstanding service. E&M's "commitment to quality" in products and services has helped the corporation become the local automotive industry's supplier of choice for refinish and appearance products.
Hundreds of automotive refinish and appearance product professionals in Virginia and West Virginia have come to trust E&M's people, products and services. We also host training seminars for professional refinishers and help walk-ins with do-it-yourself reconditioning. Give us a call or stop by any of our branches, located in Charlottesville, Staunton, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg. We value your business.
The mission of E&M Auto Paint and Supply Corp. is dedication to the highest quality customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit.
Without exception, we will:
We work with you.
At E&M, customers are not a number or a name hidden in a file until the next problem or billing cycle comes along. We form relationships with our customers, not just business arrangements. We listen to you, ask you questions and respect your answers. We will work with you to get through the challenges that confront your business and ours.
Your E&M sales representative or store manager is your link to the resources of the corporation. Our sales people and store managers have access to all levels of the corporation, and so do you.
Want to talk with Sheldon Whitmore Sr. (President), Sheldon Whitmore Jr., Terry Whitmore or Carol Butts? - call and ask for them. Want to see your manufacturer's representative for any product we sell? - we will put you in touch with them. Need a special item that is not on the shelves? - let our staff know.
E&M Auto hosts regular training seminars on a variety of topics for professional and rookie painters alike. We keep up with industry trends and requirements, and we are qualified to certify you and your staff.
We provide equipment and demonstrations along with hands-on experience, so come ready to paint. All our seminars require pre-registration so check out our schedule and call your local E&M Auto Paint and Supply to sign up. For a list of all our locations, see our Contact page.
EPA Rule 40 CFR Part 63 subpart HHHHHH
From the DuPont Refinish site:
In January 2008, the US EPA published the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coatings Operations at Area Sources. In the Industry, the Rule is commonly referred to as Area Source Rule HHHHHH or the Refinisher Rule. This rule was established to reduce emissions of the following target HAPs:
Chromium compounds, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, Manganese.
While new facilities must comply with the requirements of the final rule upon start-up, existing shops are required to comply no later than January 2011. The general requirements of the rule have been published by EPA in a concise and easy to read brochure, click here.
E & M Training
*Reconditioning and Defect Removal
Using the NEW 3M 5000 Trizact and NEW SM Arnold Speedy Prep!
•Paint Surface Evaluation
August 30, 2012— 6:00pm — Food and Drink will be provided!
E&M Training Center—610 Belle Circle, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
*SEM School: SEM Products, Inc. Approved Class
Class 1— September 13, 2012: Metal Bonding & Plastic Repair — 6-8:30pm
Class 2— September 20, 2012: Interior Repair & Refinishing — 6-8:30pm
E&M Training Center—610 Belle Circle, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Food, Drink, and Door Prizes will be provided!
*Airbrush Clinic with Instructor Darren Wenzel
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND WAS A PART OF THIS GREAT EVENT!
04.30.11 — 8:00am-5:00pm w/ Lunch Furnished! Register at E&M in Harrisonburg for only $175 — Limited seating!
Darren began his trade after high school enrolling in a sign painting apprenticeship which was a 4 year program, learning to hand letter before computers took over the trade. He focused on mainly sign painting for the first ten years working in various shops around Australia. He then bought his first airbrush and began to practice after hours and then began producing a lot of airbrush signage. After a few more years, he started to get more into the custom paint scene which now is 90% of what he does. In 2007 Darren got his break and the opportunity to come to the states and work after years of traveling back and forth. Razor custom paint in Virginia sponsored him to come over and work for them. Over the three years he learned a great deal with them. He recently moved to Austin, Texas to start his own business called "Gasoline Art" which is now keeping him busy in getting it up and running.
Finding Your Paint Code
Locations vary by make & model. It may be in a doorjamb, the glove compartment, etc. Try checking your owner's manual, contacting the dealer or going online. If you still have trouble, pay us a visit and we'll figure it out.