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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’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...
Beast IV is now on permanent display with Beast III at the NHRA Motorsports Museum.
Strongsville, Ohio—Elite custom car painter Darryl Hollenbeck chose PPG automotive refinish products to give the recently restored iconic 1953 Beast IV Streamliner its sleek blue and yellow finish. Hollenbeck’s artistic contribution was part of a major restoration undertaken by Dan Webb and Ashley...
Regional association leader Jordan Hendler says OEM certifications have made CIC’s “Class A shop” definition less “needed and relevant.”
Pittsburgh, Pa.—The Collision Industry Conference’s much-debated “Class A Shop” definition lives on, with the latest version of the document, now called “Collision Repair Provider Definition,” adopted by the CIC body in April. About 53 percent of the more than 140 meeting attendees who voted gave...
ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley said NACE Automechanika represents “the best of both worlds.”
Chicago—The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has had a varied history, at times traveling to rotating regional locations, or taking place at the same time as the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, or being held only weeks prior to it in the same city, Las Vegas. This year...

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