National Collision

Irvine, Calif.—Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the Global Automotive Adhesives and Sealants Market reveals that increased adoption of high-performance products such as crash safety adhesives, liquid applied sound deadeners (LASD), advanced high-temperature-resistant silicones, and water-...
Jeffrey Blecher, of Agero, says semi-autonomous vehicle systems can confuse drivers or lead to more distracted driving.
Cambridge, Mass.—Transportation researchers are working to answer a question that is often on collision repairers’ minds: What impact will accident avoidance systems and semi-autonomous driving features have on crash frequency? Speaking at a recent insurance industry conference, Jeffrey Blecher of...
Every year the R-M calendar from BASF Automotive Refinish features 13 of the most unique and outstanding vehicles finished with R-M paint in the US and Canada*. Do you believe you have what it takes to make your vehicle stand out from the rest? Act now to showcase those special details that make...
(OAK CREEK, WI – August 21, 2018) – The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce a growing roster of new and current members who have stepped up to the organization’s newly established Level 1 and 2 Industry Partner membership levels.   To date, 33 companies have joined or renewed...
Recycled Rides recipients Marcia and Ronald Dahl, (left) with Kyle Wiersma and Randy Wiersma of Randy's Body Shop in Paducah, KY.
(NASHVILLE, TN – August 17, 2018) – Nearly 300 collision repair shop owners and managers attending the Collision Advice Legacy Group’s Business Council Symposium, sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, cheered and celebrated with a local Nashville veteran who received a newly restored vehicle from...
CHARLOTTE (August 7, 2018) –CARSTAR franchise partners, vendors and insurance leaders from both the U.S. and Canada came together this week at the annual North American conference and raised an astonishing $230,000 for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy. Throughout the Momentum 2018...
ATLANTA— General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division today announced the launch of the GM Collision Repair Network at NACE Automechanika Atlanta, a trade show dedicated to the automotive collision industry. The network is designed to help drive customer safety, customer satisfaction and...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) will unveil three new custom-built automobiles with brilliant finishes during the 49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky from August 2 to August 5, 2018. The vehicles, including a 1942 Chevrolet Truck by Big...
Integrated into the ceiling of a paint booth or prep environment, the semi-automatic REVO Speed System now has a vehicle clearance of seven feet.
Osseo, Wisc.—Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has raised the positioning of its REVO Speed Accelerated Curing System from four to nine inches off the ground, making it compatible with any factory-lifted truck on the road. Integrated into the ceiling of a paint booth or prep environment, and...
Mobile apps are being used by 38 percent of insurers, who largely benefit from rapid claim closures and reduced personal injury claims. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
Whether it’s for navigation, tracking the weather, or getting up-to-the-minute updates from social media on what your friends and family are having for dinner, it seems “there’s an app for that” for any number of activities on smartphones. To many shop owners and managers’ chagrin, more insurers...

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