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MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA: Plans for a July 1 News Conference to share details of I-CAR’s® Updated Governance Structure have been postponed for a later date. The change in plans reflects the interest of I-CAR’s Board of Directors to take more time to consider industry feedback and refinements. Also as...
PHILADELPHIA, PA June 19, 2019 - Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announcedthat its Board of Directors has initiated a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value. The Board has formed a...
WHO/WHAT:Members of I-CAR'sÒ Executive Leadership Team will host a news conference to share final enhancements to I-CAR’s Updated Governance Structure, including details of its expanded Membership Program and voting process for the new Member Council. The Updated Governance Structure was initially...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 30, 2019 – One year after the I-CAR® Sustaining Partner™ program’s launch in early 2018, the number of partners has grown substantially to 23. With the program’s numerous benefits, I-CAR is attracting a wide range of participants from within the Inter-Industry as OEMs,...
The magnetic base of Trick Tools’ TIG Torch Holder is enclosed in aluminum for easier cleanup.
Magnetic TIG torch holder offers multiple hanging locations Pella, Iowa—Trick Tools’ (www.trick-tools.com) TIG Torch Holder with cable hanger, part No. MRT100, features multiple locations to hold the torch and rounded edges to prevent scratching. The cable hanger holds the slack, helping reduce...
Mike Anderson, of Collision Advice, talks about how repair shops can use technology to increase customer satisfaction.
Mulvane, Kan.—Whether a shop is focused on DRP or non-DRP business, consumers and insurers are looking for a different collision repair experience than just a few years ago, said Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice, who was the featured speaker at the inaugural Kansas Auto Body Association...
Oregon shop owner Ron Reichen says how parts are described can have an impact how a shop complies with insurer requirements.
Nashville, Tenn.—Does an OEM crash part have to be ordered through the automaker’s dealership parts channel in order to be labeled as an “OEM part?” The question may at first seem esoteric, but it’s one that could have significant impact for body shops, insurance companies and state regulators, not...
Some collision shop owners can now achieve manufacturer certification while others will struggle to distinguish between certified and non-certified qualifications, says industry consultant Steven E. Schillinger.                             The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has adopted OEM...
Through the NHRA’s Youth & Education Services (YES) program, middle and high-school students attend NHRA races, often for the first time in their lives.
Diamond Bar, Calif.—SEMA is expanding its youth outreach efforts by partnering with the NHRA’s Youth & Education Services (YES) program. The initiative enables SEMA to reach and introduce students to the excitement and opportunities in motorsports, whether as a spectator, career or an overall...
Hoffman Estates, IL – April 24, 2019 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the launch of a new technician competition for entry-level collision technicians and their mentors. The goal of the competition is to recognize the performance of the next generation of collision technicians...

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