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Philadelphia, Pa.--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will showcase its innovative lineup of refinish systems and tools designed to help body shops boost productivity and profitability at the 40th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show,...
ST. PAUL, Minn., (June 20, 2017) – Hundreds of future automotive professionals are gearing up to show off their skills in body repair and paint finishing, with the hope of taking home the top honors and prizes at the annual SkillsUSA Collision Repair competitions.  And 3M Automotive Aftermarket...
SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 20, 2017 – BASF is expanding its automotive coatings production in North America with investments of nearly $40 million over the next two years. The investments add capacity to the company’s production plants in Greenville, Ohio, and Tultitlan, Mexico. “These investments...
Conway, AR – June 7, 2017 – Blackhawk has been designated as a strategic partner by the 1Collision Network. With this designation, Blackhawk® collision equipment products are a recommended choice for 1Collision Network body shop partner locations across the country. “We want to thank the 1Collision...
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, was one of 55 suppliers recently honored by Honda North America for achievements in providing sustainable parts and materials. At the 33rd annual Honda Supplier Conference in...
SATA’s promotion, which begins in mid-May and runs until June 30 or until supplies last, includes a free high-definition Action Camera.
SATA is excited to announce its 2017 spring promotion, combining the SATAjet 5000 B plus and the SATA Action Camera, to make “The perfect pair for work and leisure.” A multi-purpose HD Action Camera comes free of charge with the purchase of every SATAjet 5000 B during the promotion period, which...
Chief offers five tips for choosing a frame rack or bench system for a collision repair shop.
Madison, Ind.– For decades, technicians in North America have used frame racks to repair vehicle structural damage. But as the automotive manufacturing industry has evolved, bench systems have been growing in popularity. So is one better than the other? How does a shop choose between a frame rack...
Hoffman Estates—I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification Program is now a requirement as a participant in the State Farm Select Service program. Through in-shop instruction on welding theory, hands-on practice and coaching, then uniform certification testing, I-CAR will equip technicians with...
Southfield, Mich.—BASF is returning to NACE Automechanika as a sponsor of the MSO Symposium for the sixthth year. The automotive paint supplier is supporting the educational event for multi-shop owners and operators at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, on Wednesday, July 26. The symposium...
Chief’s Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun puts out almost twice the force of the company’s standard rivet gun.
Madison, Ind.—Chief introduces a mobile cabinet equipped with counter-weighted boom for its heavy-duty rivet gun. By taking some of the rivet gun’s weight off the technicians’ shoulders, the Chief Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun Cabinet helps technicians more easily maneuver the gun and work longer with less...

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