National Collision

PPG-painted ‘The Black Pearl’ wins Goodguys 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year award

Pleasanton, Calif.—Competing against some of the world’s most amazing custom cars, “The Black Pearl”—a ground-up creation from James Hetfield and Rick Dore, painted by Darryl Hollenbeck—won the 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 32nd All American Get-Together held March 29-30 in Pleasanton, Calif.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Torrance, Calif.—Assured Performance announced it has entered into an agreement with Nissan to provide third-party body shop certification services, leveraging their joint-effort certification program. The program will establish a nationwide certified body shop network and consumer referral...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—The 2014 I-CAR Conference, July 30, at Cobo Center in Detroit, picks up I-CAR’s technology advancement discussion started at the 2013 conference and will provide executives and leaders across the industry further insight into the challenges and opportunities...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
San Diego—Shop environmental efforts, career advancement tips, and trends impacting total losses were all on the agenda at the 2014 educational conference of the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) in May in San Diego. Though the conference is designed to bring together women involved in all...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Detroit—Detroit is known as The Motor City and the birthplace of the U.S. automotive industry. With the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) flagship events moving for the first time to its Cobo Center, July 30-Aug. 2, car manufacturers will have an unparalleled level of involvement...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Portland, Ore.—The most recent “Repairer Roundtable” was not limited, as it has been previously, to just collision repair shop representatives. That was by design and benefited the discussion, according to Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Englewood, Colo.—A shift as to where the collision repair industry is sourcing its parts is trending toward the aftermarket, said keynote speaker Jim Dickens, executive vice president of CCC Information Systems, at the recent URG Conference. While OE parts continue to dominate in the...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Massillon, Ohio—Quest Automotive Products, a division of Quest Specialty Coatings, announced its recent approval and participation in the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance with the approval of select Matrix System and Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes training programs. The I-CAR Industry Training...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Chicago—For its jobbers who aren’t selling to the paint, body, and equipment (PBE) segment, NAPA wants them to know they are missing out on their share of what the Auto Care Association figures is a $2.7 billion-per-year industry. PBE can appear a bit daunting for those unaccustomed to...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Prosser, Wash.—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently announced the named recipients of the association’s annual Industry Achievement Awards, which recognize industry professionals who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding efforts and exceptional...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Pittsburgh—PPG Industries outlined its progress toward the company’s 2020 sustainability goals in its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report, which is now available online at www.ppg.com/csr. In 2013, the company increased energy efficiency; improved employee safety, health and well-being...
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