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The 3M Power Tools for Body Repair were designed to complement the 3M Cubitron II line of cutting and grinding abrasives portfolio.
St. Paul, Minn.—3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a line of pneumatic tools for cutting and grinding designed with the bodyman in mind.  The 3M Power Tools for Body Repair were designed to complement the 3M Cubitron II line of cutting and grinding abrasives portfolio. The offering of...
ChemSpec USA, LLC., is very excited to announce the launch of its new website. The company is encouraging its customers and guests to visit www.chemspecpaint.com today and look around.   The site includes information about the company, its products and offers a user-friendly experience that is...
CHARLOTTE (February 1, 2017) – CARSTAR North America, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the expansion of its corporate support team in the wake of its growth and North American integration in 2016.   The organizational...
Cleveland—OEConnection (OEC) announced that Hyundai Motor America has added CollisionLink to its Hyundai Go Genuine Collision Conquest program. The CollisionLink parts ordering and fulfillment solution will allow Hyundai’s network of dealers to access competitive pricing on eligible OE parts and...
At the SEMA Show, Mobsteel Owner Adam Genei (center), talks about the Cromax Mobsteel Midnight Candy Colors that he and painter Ron Coan (right) helped design. From left, they are joined by Axalta’s Lisa Miree-Luke, head of corporate affairs-North America; Mike Carr, president, North America; and Harry Christman, Cromax brand manager.
Mobsteel Midnight Candy Colors appear dark, but explode in sunlight Glen Mills, Pa.-Axalta Coating Systems’ latest collection, the Axalta Artist Signature Series – Cromax Mobsteel Midnight CFX Candy Colors, is a vibrant set of custom colors designed by custom car shop Mobsteel and Axalta color...
California shop owner Lorenzo Avila says many of the systems for parts and production he’s implemented at his two shops will work in any size single-location shop.
Anyone who’s done any sort of racing — or even just made a long highway road trip — is familiar with the concept of “drafting,” positioning yourself just behind another vehicle to ride in that vehicle’s wake where’s there’s less resistance or required energy to keep up. It’s an analogy some...
Custom Painter Charley Hutton (right) talks about the role color plays in a vehicle’s image as part of a recent SEMA Show panel discussion featuring (from left) PPG experts Gareth Hughes, Bill Eibon, and Frank Jemiola.
Las Vegas—From a retina-searing orange pearl to a cool “liquid metal” gray, color is often used as a styling element for custom cars and new cars. Distinctive paint evokes an emotional response, said Charley Hutton, who’s painted four Ridler Award-winning cars in his shop, Charley Hutton’s Color...
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...

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