National Collision

The re-engineered Acquire Quantum EFX is almost half the size of its predecessor to enable one-handed operation and access to hard-to-reach places.
Philadelphia—Axalta Coating Systems introduced its fifth-generation spectrophotometer, the AcquireTM Quantum EFX, which is a lighter, faster, and accurate unit capable of reading metallic, pearl and effect colors, and more. Combined with Axalta’s ColorNet color formula retrieval software, the...
Madison, Ind.—Technician and appraiser students who pass any Chief University course of six or more hours will automatically be registered to receive I-CAR ProLevel Platinum recognition program credits at no charge. The credits will post to the students’ I-CAR accounts in as few as two working days...
A new high-precision LED module, especially developed with SATA, offers a true reproduction of daylight to enable reliable color identification.
SATA’s LED trueSun reliably identifies color in the booth Spring Valley, Minn.—SATA’s (www.satausa.com) trueSun LED lamp allows a professional color shade evaluation and identification within the paint shop by reproducing the entire color range of visible light (daylight) as accurately as possible...
Boucherville, Québec—FinishMaster, a wholly owned subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of A. D’Angelo & Sons, Inc. The acquisition significantly expands FinishMaster’s footprint in the state of California and in two major...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The need for pre- and post-repair vehicle scanning, as a normal part of the repair process, is a topic of significant discussion within the collision repair industry. The discussion has been explored and evaluated by the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) Collision...
Yuan Da Auto Mirror Industrial Co., Ltd. (left) ; Chris Cam Industry Inc. (right)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - NSF International, a global organization with more than 70 years of independent product testing and certification expertise, has launched a registration service for automotive mirrors based on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111: Rear Visibilityand on testing...
High Performance Coatings Prove to be a Cost-effective Solution
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Automotive refinish professionals are constantly on the lookout for quality products that deliver reliable performance at a reasonable price point. The Finish 1™ automotive refinish system is designed to combine ease of use and affordable quality to maximize revenue for...
LEWISVILLE, TX (April 17, 2017) – In its ongoing commitment to fight childhood hunger, Caliber Collision is raising the bar with a goal to collect 5 million meals during its 6th Annual Restoration Food Drive, from April 17 to May 19, benefitting 49 food banks across the country. As the largest...
On March 31, a GM Supplier of the Year award was presented to BASF. Accepting the award: Teressa Szelest, President, Market and Business Development North America at BASF (second from right) and Sean McKeon, BASF Vice President, Global Accounts, Automotive Coatings (second from left). Also pictured are Randall Pappal, GM Executive Director Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (far right) and Greg Warden, GM Executive Director and Global Functional Leader, Body Engineering (far left).
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 18, 2017 – BASF was named a 2016 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the twelfth time since 2002. The award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 17, 2017 – The need for pre- and post-repair vehicle scanning, as a normal part of the repair process, is a topic of significant discussion within the collision repair industry. This discussion has been explored and evaluated by the Automotive Service Association’...

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