National Collision

Laguna Hills, Calif.—Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced it is entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch, and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program. KMA will be an integral strategic...
Prosser, Wash.—As one of the earliest supporters of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit during the SEMA Show, 2017 marks the seventh year that PPG has demonstrated its commitment to industry advancement as the highest-level continuing-sponsor of the...
Sherwin-Williams’ ATX HP Single Stage is the latest addition to the ATX product line.
Sherwin-Williams adds ATX HP Single Stage topcoat line      Warrensville Heights, Ohio—Sherwin-Williams (www.sherwin-automotive.com) popular ATX Refinish System has expanded with the introduction of ATX HP Single Stage.  This topcoat enhances the ATX product line, delivering a powerful solution...
Based on a Collision Advice/CRASH Network survey of more than 1,000 shops, independent shops make up a higher percent of the shops in State Farm’s direct repair program compared to seven other large insurers. (Graphic credits: CRASH Network)
Portland, Ore.—The bad news for independent, single-location collision repair shops: How effectively they can still compete with franchisees and multi-shop operators (MSOs) for spots on insurers’ direct repair programs may depend on which DRPs they are vying for. But the good news: A not-...
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) will present its innovative powder coating solutions during FABTECH 2017 on November 6-9 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. The FABTECH Expo is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America. The...
Seattle—Milliman Inc., a global consulting and actuarial firm, has announced a new innovation in the InsurTech space – a driving “risk score” created with tech start-up Zendrive that is up to six times more powerful than the leading predictive models. Milliman teamed up with Zendrive, a smartphone-...
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) (“Axalta”), a leading global coatings company, today issued the following statement: “Axalta today confirmed that it is engaged in discussions with AkzoNobel regarding a potential merger of equals transaction between Axalta and Akzo’s Paints & Coatings...
Painter Connie Manjavinos, known for her work displayed on Girls behind the Gun, will be at SATA’s SEMA Show booth 10609 to show her limited-edition design, the SATAjet 5000 B Sailor (not shown.)
Spring Valley, Minn.—SATA Spray Equipment (www.satausa.com) will unveil its latest limited-edition gun, the SATAjet 5000 B Sailor.      “Having my design, Sailor Lady, on the SATAjet 5000 B Sailor is like walking into SATA Heaven. It makes my soul happy,” said Connie Manjavinos. “I am overflowing...
Sherwin-Williams, the Official Automotive Finish of NASCAR, is proud to present Kyle Larson: driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1st, Sherwin-Williams Booth N10839Autograph limited-edition hero cards, fan pictures 2017 Larson earns a career-high four wins in MENCS (at California, Richmond and both Michigan races) and three pole positions — and he was awarded another two by virtue of...
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has announced the program of events for its indoor booth, #22391, during the 2017 SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 31 to November 3, 2017. The program highlights Axalta’s Refinish, OEM, and Industrial coatings through...

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