National Collision

Glen Mills, PA – May 4, 2016: Are you revving up for summer?  One of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 26th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City, will bring the heat to Ocean City, Maryland, on May 19–22.  Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings,...
Polyvance’s Bumper Mate 2 allows one technician to fixture a bumper for repairs.
Polyvance introduces 6075 Bumper Mate 2 Plastic Repair Workstation      Rainsville, Ala. — Polyvance’s (www.polyvance.com) new 6075 Bumper Mate 2 makes it easy for a repair technician to hold floppy plastic bumper covers solidly in place so repairs can be made most efficiently. One technician can...
Fiat Chrysler’s Brian Wayne said the automaker meets with insurers on a regular basis.
Fiat Chrysler’s Brian Wayne said customer retention is the driving force behind the automaker’s collision shop certification program. His company has found that 60 percent of customers who have to return to a shop after a repair because of a problem will sell or trade in that car within a year –...
Julie Marasco and her children, Rudy (l.) and Luke. The students in blue are Ashley Shoben, Tim Shoben, and Dale Williams. The program benefits not only the recipients, but students working on the vehicles.
Oak Creek, Wis. —The National Auto Body Council has announced that technical schools nationwide are enrolled in its ‘Recycled Rides for Schools’ program, enabling a new generation of collision repair professionals to learn their craft as well as the importance and impact of giving back to their...
What could security concerns about mass shootings, the Islamic State group, ISIL, and cyberhacking have to do with the colors of paint that customers will choose for their vehicles? Plenty, according to PPG, one of the largest automotive paint and coatings company worldwide. When PPG’s color...
Glen Mills, Pa.— Many custom car enthusiasts nationwide endeavor to have their vehicles featured in Axalta’s Custom Finishes Calendar. Collision repair professionals in Pomona, Calif., hot rodders in Bangor, Maine, and other artists compete to appear in the custom calendar Axalta Coating Systems...
Philadelphia, Pa. — If your passion is cars, then attending custom car shows is probably right up your alley. This is where builders and enthusiasts gather to swap stories, develop ideas and answer that all-important question, “What color should I paint my new project car?” Axalta Coating Systems,...
Hoffman Estates, Ill. – The Collision Repair Education Foundation and Rust-Oleum are collaborating this spring on a Facebook contest that will help provide high school and college collision school programs with a professional appearance upgrade through the donation of epoxy floor coating. Eighteen...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently launched two new websites focused on their color expertise within the custom and restoration market segments. These websites are intended to give an inside look at industry partnerships, fantastic visuals of color, and...
Harry Christman, market/brand manager for Axalta Coating Systems, says Cromax Mosaic was developed for a specific type of customer, but that niche is large.
Glen Mills, Pa. — When Axalta Coating Systems introduced its solventborne Cromax Mosaic refinish system about two years ago, it was to meet the demand for a product that sprayed like a traditional solvent basecoat while meeting the low-VOC regulations in most of the United States and in Canada. “It...

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