National Collision

Known internationally as the world championship of non-academic occupations, the WorldSkills competition aims to motivate young people worldwide to take up a trade or technical profession. By sponsoring this initiative, the Automotive Refinish business unit of BASF’s Coatings division supports...
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where chairman and chief executive officer Michael H. McGarry reviewed the company’s continued strategic progress and highlighted its growth in 2018. “In our 135th year in business, PPG’s 47,000...
NEW YORK, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive Collision Repair Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Paints & Coatings, Consumables, Spare Parts), By Vehicle Type, By Service Channel (DIY, DIFM, OE), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025Read the full report: https...
Keco’s K-Beam Jr. mini bridge lifter provides controlled power and leverage to pull large dents.
Mini bridge lifter allows work around dents and creases      Oklahoma City—Keco’s (www.kecotabs.com) K-Beam Jr. mini bridge lifter provides controlled power and leverage to pull large dents just likes its “big brother,” according to the company, with the ability to “work creases with unrivaled...
CAR Guy Owner and PDR Nation Chairman David Pinto uses a Keco K-Beam Jr. mini bridge lifter to repair a crease.
Your smart phone’s weather app sounds an alert, the area map a blotch of red showing severe weather. As thunder roars and wind speed increases, the tinny sound of cars’ pelted sheet metal marks the beginning of hail season. To a collision repairer, it may sound like “pennies from Heaven,” but if...
Aaron Schulenburg says legislation calling for the use of OEM procedures may more likely be enacted if it isn’t coupled with attempts to address other industry issues like steering or non-OEM parts.
The effort to enact state legislation this year calling for the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims has had a rocky start. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers announced last summer that their legislative priority for this year...
Polyvance has been promoting plastic repair in vocational-technical schools for the past several years. Over the years, plastic repair has grown in schools, and more instructors are realizing the importance of nitrogen plastic welding. In 2018, nitrogen plastic welding became a scored part of the...
New York—The global automotive refinish coatings market is expected to reach $11.34 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. It can be mainly associated with increasing disposable income, changing lifestyle and buying behavior of people, and the demand for luxury vehicles...
Arlington, Va.—For 2019, the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ review of strong crash-test performance, collision avoidance systems and high-quality headlights enabled 30 vehicles to qualify for the top honors in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s initial 2019 model-year rankings. To qualify for 2019...
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today published its 2018 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s performance and progress against its 2025 sustainability goals that contribute to its purpose and promise: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™. Last year, PPG embedded additional...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.