National Collision

Susanna Gotsch, of CCC Information Services, says industry data shows parts are increasing as a percentage of overall collision repair costs.
Westminster, Colo.—Susanna Gotsch offers a clear explanation of why collision repair shops may be seeing their average repair order rise while still seeing their margins decline. Gotsch, director of industry analysis for CCC Information Services, said that parts as a percentage of overall repair...
OSSEO, Wisc. — Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) has raised the positioning of its REVO Speed Accelerated Curing System from 4 to 9 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 designed...
Charlotte, N.C.—CARSTAR and Assured Performance have jointly announced they will provide a special OEM certification initiative and bundled services to CARSTAR locations across North America. The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners to help...
(OAK CREEK, WI –June 20, 2018) – The National Auto Body Council announces that asTech™, a new member partner of its growing membership base, has agreed to provide at no charge an inventory of asTech™ devices for NABC’s signature Recycled Rides™ program. Highly trained repair professionals at NABC...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JUNE 19, 2018 -- Workplace diversity is a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. Supporting that corporate-wide commitment — a key part of PPG’s core values — the Automotive Refinish division of PPG recently released a video celebrating the company’s diversity in...
CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 –CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced today that it is working with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for the automaker to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so...
The 2017 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award was presented to Micro Auto Supplies. Pictured from left are: ColorSource Business Development Manager Paul Barnes, ColorSource Senior Manager Shefali Cromer, Micro CEO Howard Hicks, Micro CFO Tammy Packer, Micro Sales Manager Steve Gruchla, Micro Sales Manager Shane Sisk, BASF Refinish VP Marvin Gillfillan, BASF Coatings Senior VP Chris Toomey, and BASF Distribution Director Denise Kingstrom.
Southfield, Mich.-- Micro Auto Paint & Supplies (Micro), of Highland Park, Mich., won the BASF Automotive Refinish 2017 Distributor of the Year award at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line distribution partners attended the conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.      “...
Jim Nelson is vice president of GFS' new aftermarket business unit.
Osseo, Wis. – Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has developed a new business unit that will better align departments to support the growing needs of GFS customers for aftermarket service and support of their equipment. GFS' field services, parts and filters sales, preventative maintenance and...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) is the first coatings company to offer distribution partners who provide training to Axalta's refinish customers in North America the ability to earn a Certified Field Trainer accreditation.  This special certification allows...
The new offering combines the company’s Automatchic hand-held spectrophotometer with its MIXIT digital color retrieval technology.
Netherlands—AkzoNobel has combined two of its most color-matching tools into a single system. The new offering combines the company’s Automatchic hand-held spectrophotometer with its MIXIT digital color retrieval technology. Now known as Automatchic in MIXIT, the system creates a single, seamless...

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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.