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Goolsby Customs 1940 Ford Convertible, coated in Glasurit Cabernet, Goolsby Edition custom BASF color, was awarded the Goodguys Gold Award and Glasurit Best Paint Award at the 2017 SEMA Show.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, December 7, 2017 — Vehicles painted with BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® paint lines received multiple awards and industry recognition at the recent 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. BASF-coated vehicles received the following recognition at SEMA 2017: ·        Ford Design Award: Honoring...
November 27, 2017 - Pasco, Washington - The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is asking the industry and CIC Meeting attendees to participate in a brief survey (Link for Press Distribution). The objective of the survey is to determine the current top issues impacting the collision repair industry...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has launched 13 new courses as additions to its “Electrical & Diagnostic” curriculum. The courses were developed in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the “why” and “how” of diagnostics. As the technology in vehicles has increased,...
Troy, Mich.—Automotive body repair shops can become more efficient with a digital solution introduced by AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business. Offering simpler workflows and easier access to information, Carbeat provides benefits by giving a real-time overview of the repair process. The...
At a glance, configurable Dashboards, accessed through CCCONE.com, can provide real-time insight into a business’ metrics.
Las Vegas—CCC’s latest add-ons for its CCC ONE platform can help collision repair shop managers and owners ensure vehicles are repaired correctly and drive more business to the shop, said Mark Fincher, vice president of Market Solutions for CCC, who sat down at the recent SEMA Show with Parts...
Jack Rozint noted “a disconnect” between the percentage of vehicles CIC participants see in their shops that require a vehicle scan, and the percentage for which a scan is paid for on the final invoice.
Las Vegas—The importance of vehicle scanning and systems calibration, as well as the need to check and follow OEM repair procedures, were common themes of committee presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held during SEMA week in early November. Polling of approximately 200 CIC...
San Diego—Mitchell has announced they have signed a strategic agreement with Repairify to integrate Repairify’s asTech diagnostic services and solutions with the Mitchell Diagnostics System. Users that employ both solutions can benefit from integrated document management to streamline workflows and...
(Column One): Cal Auto Creations—1930 Ford Model A —1954 Chevy Quad Turbo Duramax Diesel; (Column Two): SpeedKore Performance—2018 Mustang GT Convertible; SpeedKore Performance—1970 Boss 302 Mustang; Hollywood Hot Rods—1936 Packard Roadster; (Column Three): LGE-CTS Motorsports—2018 Baja Forged Adventurer Expedition; Tucci Hot Rods—2018 Mustang; (Column Four): Miranda Built, Inc.—1969 Chevy Camaro; Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop—1932 Ford Tudor
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – NOVEMBER 30, 2017 -- Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show attracts automotive industry professionals from around the world, and this year more than 100,...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., November 29, 2017 – I-CAR® today announced it has awarded the I-CAR Platinum™/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year award to Kurt Money of Shotwell’s Auto Body in Santa Rosa, California. Money has more than 42 years of experience as a collision...
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 13, 2017) — Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing automotive repair companies, recently celebrated its latest Apprentice Development graduating class. The group included 42 apprentice technicians who each completed the popular 52-week...

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