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Joseph F. McDougall has been named Senior Vice President and President, Global Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA). In this new role at the company, Mr. McDougall will be responsible for Axalta’s global refinish business which provides coatings, application technologies and service and...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 19, 2017       PPG has announced its schedule of custom painting classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. The courses are designed to help paint technicians use PPG products to bring their imaginations to life and create one-of-a-kind paint schemes for...
RICHARDSON, Texas (September 14, 2017) — Service King Collision Repair Centers® this week welcomed its latest class of technicians to the quickly growing Apprentice Development Program. In total, 37 aspiring technicians took part in celebratory Signing Day events at 10 different Service King...
Jim Kvatek has been assigned in U.S. Eastern region.
Dan-Am Company, The exclusive independent distributor of SATA products in the US and Puerto Rico is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Kvatek and Tim Jackson to its Sales and Technical Team. Kvatek was assigned to the role of U.S. Eastern region, and Jackson to the roll of U.S. Western region...
CHARLOTTE (September 12, 2017) – The Driven Brands Charitable Foundation (DBCF) has partnered with parent company Driven Brands’ retail automotive brands to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief through the American Red Cross.  Driven Brands’ participating companies...
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired – September 12, 2017) -Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, today released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the third quarter of 2017. In...
ST. PAUL, MN (August 31, 2017) -- 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division held a unique celebration of classic car culture as part of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise week – bringing in 10 leading automotive painters from around the world to demonstrate their painting skills with the latest 3M solutions...
Innovative 3M™ Wetordry™ Abrasives and 3M™ Scotch® Masking Tape First Used on the Ford Model T as Automobile Production Grew at the Historic Ford Piquette Plant in Detroit.
ST. PAUL, MN -- What was born as a small-scale mining venture in 1902 has grown into a global powerhouse whose products improve the daily lives of people around the world. When the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.—as the company that would grow into 3M was known at the time—began more than a...
St. Paul, Minn.—3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a new tool that allows body shop technicians and distributor sales staff to get the answers they need to their collision repair questions directly on their mobile devices. The new 3M Collision Repair App is free and available on the Apple...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced the development and launch of two new professional designations for the collision repair estimator role.  “The new designations represent 14 months of industry work to identify and develop requirements, which include...

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