National Collision

The Executive Summary of the collision repair industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR, is now available.  The summary provides an in-depth look at current industry data as well as running trends based on previous survey results dating back to...
Chicago, IL, January 9, 2017 – CCC Information Services Inc. (“CCC”) announced today that Andreas Hecht has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of a new business unit that will be focused solely on Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”). Hecht joins CCC from Inrix, a...
OAK CREEK, WI (January 5, 2017) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is launching a search campaign for a new Executive Director, following the recent announcement by NABC founder and current Executive Director Chuck Sulkala of his intention to retire by the end of 2017. Since its inception in...
Clinton Township, Mich.—Axalta Coating Systems released its Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report which confirms a continued global preeminence by white, while hints of colorful hues enliven traditional neutral colors to bring color back into the mainstream. “We are seeing a clear...
Clockwise from top left: Battle of the Builders Winner: 1969 Camaro; Mothers Shine Award: 1939 Oldsmobile; GM Design Award for Classic Car of the Year: 1967 Chevelle; Goodguys Gold Award: 1969 Camaro; GM Design Award for Best Crate Engine Build: 1971 Camaro; GM Design Award for Best Truck: 1968 Chevy Truck; Ford Outstanding Achievement in Design and Mothers Choice Excellence in Automotive Design: 2016 Fiesta.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG-painted cars and trucks claimed an array of awards and recognition at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. “This has been another great year for PPG at SEMA,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “We provide great products, and our customers — these talented builders and painters...
SATA’s SATAjet 1500 B SoLV (HVLP model shown) offers the performance required to achieve quality solvent finishes at an affordable price.
SATA introduces quality, affordable solvent spray gun Spring Valley, Minn.-SATA’s (wwww.sata.com) SATAjet B 1500B SoLV, unveiled at the recent SEMA Show, is designed for quality and reliability at an affordable price for technicians spraying solvent paint products. According to the company, The...
Chris Tobie, of American Honda, says post-repair scanning is necessary after even minor collision damage if the shop “disconnected any wires” as part of repairs.
Las Vegas—Get collision repairers in a room with representatives of the automakers these days and one topic is likely to dominate the conversation: pre- and post-repair scanning of collision damaged vehicles. That certainly held true at the “OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit,” hosted in Las...
At the recent SEMA Show, Tim Fischer (left), sales and marketing manager for Keco Professional Paintless Dent Repair, and PDR expert Jonathan Vandenfontyne show the company’s K-Bridge Track Puller, which is pulling up on an adapter attached to its centipede tab using Cactus Green adhesive.
Oklahoma City — Among paintless dent repair (PDR) technicians, glue-type PDR is a proven method, especially in areas inaccessible to rod-type tools. But with recent advances in equipment, pull-tab design, and adhesives, collision repairers employing those methods as part of their “conventional”...
CHARLOTTE (December 7, 2016) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is now making it even easier for customers to search, locate and connect with their nearest CARSTAR store through the newly redesigned CARSTAR.com.  The new site, which launched Dec. 7, has a sleek and simplified layout to provide...
December 8, 2016 (Chicago, IL) – Leading collision repair network Fix Auto USA has signed an agreement for PartsTrader to be a recommended partner. PartsTrader’s platform will now be leveraged by Fix Auto’s independently owned and operated body shops for the direct benefit of their insurance...

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