National Collision

For TV host and former NASCAR® champion crew chief, Ray Evernham, the featured car in the movie, American Graffiti, is the holy grail of hot rods – a car that inspired his life-long passion for cars, rock and roll, and the American car culture. Now, after pursuing the car for most of his adult life...
GLEN MILLS, Pa.-- Are you revved up for one of the hottest hot rod shows in the Midwest? The 14th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion®, presented by AAA Insurance, will bring the heat to the Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on June 16–18. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a...
From l., Fire Investigator Lee Wilding with K9 Tessa, Eddie Martinez, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist, and Fire Investigator Jeff Schwing with K9 Remington at the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides presentation in Fresno, Calif.
Oak Creek, Wis. – With wildfire season approaching, collision repairers in several states teamed up through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides and the State Farm Arson Dog Program to provide transportation for first responders and their K9 partners as part of 2016 Arson Awareness Week...
Martech Service Company’s P-20 Personal Air Breathing Unit, used properly, provides Grade “D” breathable air using the existing compressed air supply.
OSHA grade “D” breathable air from compressed air supply Mazeppa, Minn.—Martech Services Co.’s Model P-20 Personal Air Breathing unit (www.breathingsystems.com) complies with OSHA’s Grade “D” breathable air requirement, according to the company. When used properly, it will work with the existing...
Bullard’s 88VX series airline respirator is NIOSH-approved as a Type C and CE continuous flow class respirator for abrasive blasters and painters.
Overland Park, Kan.—It squishes between your toes, grittily yielding to the pressure of your bare feet. It’s the essence of a sunny, carefree day at the beach or youthful play in a sandbox. But much of what makes up sand can make workers sick — and even kill them, when it’s broken down into...
Kelly Logan of Tesla said his company’s testing now includes 19 different welds.
The wide variation in how automakers make their collision repair training available to the industry was starkly evident at the recent “Repairer Roundtable” held in Seattle, in April and sponsored by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). A panel of OEM representatives was asked if a...
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has announced that its 2016 Paint Outside the Can contest is now open. The contest, now in its second year, is an invitation to auto body customers to unleash their creativity using any Axalta-brand coating system...
Dearborn, Mich. – Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) has added 34 new parts to its collision parts truckload program, while reducing list prices on those parts by an average of 11 percent. The additions include parts for the popular F-series, Edge, Fusion, Escape and Explorer vehicle lines. “For...
Torrance, Calif. – American Honda Motor Co, Inc. has launched a new consumer-oriented video, ProFirst - Quality Collision Repair. The video focuses on a comparison collision between two Acura MDX vehicles, one a standard production vehicle and the other, an identical vehicle that was previously...
Hoffman Estates, Ill. – I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, recently announced its goal of providing I-CAR training, knowledge and solutions to 19,000 shops through expanded and improved training courses, topic areas, learning methods and simply by better clarifying the...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.

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