National Collision

CHARLOTTE (August 7, 2018) –CARSTAR franchise partners, vendors and insurance leaders from both the U.S. and Canada came together this week at the annual North American conference and raised an astonishing $230,000 for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy. Throughout the Momentum 2018...
ATLANTA— General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division today announced the launch of the GM Collision Repair Network at NACE Automechanika Atlanta, a trade show dedicated to the automotive collision industry. The network is designed to help drive customer safety, customer satisfaction and...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) will unveil three new custom-built automobiles with brilliant finishes during the 49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky from August 2 to August 5, 2018. The vehicles, including a 1942 Chevrolet Truck by Big...
Integrated into the ceiling of a paint booth or prep environment, the semi-automatic REVO Speed System now has a vehicle clearance of seven feet.
Osseo, Wisc.—Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has raised the positioning of its REVO Speed Accelerated Curing System from four to nine inches off the ground, making it compatible with any factory-lifted truck on the road. Integrated into the ceiling of a paint booth or prep environment, and...
Mobile apps are being used by 38 percent of insurers, who largely benefit from rapid claim closures and reduced personal injury claims. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
Whether it’s for navigation, tracking the weather, or getting up-to-the-minute updates from social media on what your friends and family are having for dinner, it seems “there’s an app for that” for any number of activities on smartphones. To many shop owners and managers’ chagrin, more insurers...
Aaron Schulenburg says he believes independent shops doing scanning or calibrations in-house should be compensated similarly as when those procedures are sublet to a dealership.
Despite documentation from nearly all automakers calling for the pre- and post-collision repair scanning of vehicles, how often that’s being done appears to vary widely shop to shop. And how that scanning is being done – and how often shops are compensated for the scans by insurers – also varies....
OAK CREEK, WI (July 31, 2018) –The National Auto Body Council is reminding those interested in submitting nominations for the NABC Annual Awards Program of the upcoming September 15 deadline. NABC; s Awards Program recognizes individuals and businesses whose actions and contributions have...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JULY 26, 2018 -- PPG has posted two new videos reinforcing its solid commitment to workplace diversity — a key element of the company’s core values and a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. The new videos are the latest installments in PPG’s Success through...
Oak Creek, Wis.—The National Auto Body Council has announced that asTech, a new member partner, has agreed to provide at no charge an inventory of asTech devices for NABC’s signature Recycled Rides program. Devices from asTech will be made available to repair facilities participating in approved...
Louisville, Ky.—This year’s SkillsUSA competition, held on June 27 and 28 in Louisville, Ky., featured the debut of nitrogen plastic welding in the Collision Repair Technology segment. The Collision Repair Technology segment features four hands-on disciplines – plastic repair, metal straightening,...

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