National Collision

CHARLOTTE, NC – April 23, 2018 – Regional support across the country amps up as CARSTAR prepares to propel franchise partners into new levels of profitability.  Having always operated under a zone structure, CARSTAR has reallocated, expanded and promoted various teams and team members to better...
CHARLOTTE (April 18, 2018) – CARSTAR, the continent’s largest Multi-Shop Operator (MSO) network of independently owned collision repair facilities, continued to expand its footprint in the U.S. and Canada with more than 30 new store openings already in 2018. “We continue to see growth as...
Each part from Original One Parts™ passes a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure it meets the original form, fit and function of a new part.
St, Louis, Mo.--Original One Parts offers 100% OEM parts that pass a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure they meet the original form, fit and function of new parts, and all parts are guaranteed with a lifetime warranty. Original One Parts' website has been designed to provide...
Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance, the largest Certified Collision Repair Network in the world announced details today for their 2018 Business Development Summit to be held August 8-10, 2018 at the NACE Automechanika trade show in the Georgia World Congress Center. The content-filled summit...
Just prior to delivery, Tom Halvorson shows off the finished Saab 9-4x that he’s just repaired, including a one-off 3D-printed center grille.
St. Ansgar, Iowa—Sometimes, lightning strikes twice. Tom Halvorson, owner of one-man shop Cutting Edge Collision, had already repaired his customer’s 2011 Saab 9-4x crossover in July. Among other damage, a deer hit had center-punched and destroyed the grille. A self-described “Saab geek” who’s...
The new media center serves as a one-stop resource for visitors.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio –Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has launched a new media center at Sherwin-Automotive.com, designed to put vehicle refinish and collision repair professionals in touch with latest product news and industry trends. The media center serves as a complete one-stop...
(Oak Creek, WI – March 27, 2018) -Auto collision repairers are all too aware of the consequences of distracted driving, an important reason why members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) are hosting events and activities to promote safe driving throughout April, designated nationally as...
Axalta’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, located on the Hendrick Motorsports campus, was recently the site of a hands-on media training session to learn about two of Axalta’s newest products. Attendees learned about Cromax EZ, a low-VOC waterborne basecoat...
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry, which recognized the company’s refinish brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® as best-in-class globally. “Axalta’s Refinish business and brands are...
Grand Rapids, Mich. – March 2, 2018 – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces that it has entered into an exclusive services appointment and license agreement with the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit...

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