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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - October 9, 2018PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that attendees at this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 are in for an adventure when they visit booth 24601. The one-of-a-kind display will feature custom vehicles, distinctive artwork pieces,...
CLEVELAND – October 5, 2018 – Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes will host some of the industry’s most trusted and popular automotive refinish professionals and TV personalities at SEMA this year to meet fans and sign autographs. Fan favorites Ryan Evans, Lonny Speer and Mike Henry of Count’s...
The instructional video is just under four minutes in length.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish, a complex premium color available on a limited number of Lexus LC500 models. The video has been produced to dispel the notion that complex...
Rainsville, Ala.—Accountable Estimating has announced the release of the second course in their Estimating Technician Level One Certification series. Addressing an industrywide need for education on plastic part damage assessment, Accountable Estimating has joined forces with Polyvance to introduce...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during their annual reception the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9-10:15 p.m. (PDT) in the Renaissance 1 Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during the 2018 SEMA Show. During the...
Laguna Hills, Calif.—Assured Performance has announced the official release of several major feature additions and enhancements to ShopOps, its proprietary business process management system. ShopOps was designed exclusively for Certified Collision Repair Providers as a suite of business tools to...
AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Plano, Texas—Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features can do much to reduce a driver’s workload, alerting to hazards such as blind spots or adjusting following distances with active cruise control. However, to work properly, the systems require due diligence in following OEM repair...
Dan Risley said OEM collision repair procedures cannot be viewed as only a “recommendation.”
Atlanta—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers plan to push for state legislation next year that will call for the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims. Dan Risley, who resigned from his leadership role at ASA in July but has...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2018) – More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being...
DEARBORN, MI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 – To modernize delivery of original equipment collision parts pricing, Ford will begin using MyPriceLink, an OEConnection LLC (OEC) patented technology, delivering real-time dynamic collision parts list pricing based on timing and local market conditions. Using a...

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