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CLEVELAND, OH, Thursday, October 29, 2015 – The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO), is pleased to announce it is investing approximately $30 million in a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus.  The Center will focus on the...
It’s always challenging for collision repairers to forecast the future for their businesses. Weather, for example, can play a key role but generally can’t be forecast accurately more than a few days in advance, making it impossible to base business decisions on. But there are some broader trends...
Carlsbad, Calif.—Inside the 56,000-square-foot headquarters it moved into a few years ago, Pro Spot International has incorporated updated machinery and processes to bring nearly all manufacturing and assembly in-house, including an on-site machine shop, research and development department, a...
Amsterdam, Nederland—It’s more powerful than 180 F1 cars. It can travel a mile in 3.6 seconds. Its wheels spin 170 times a second. And its high performance coatings system - supplied by AkzoNobel - is normally used on aircraft. Unveiled recently in London, the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) has...
Cleveland—OEConnection LLC (OEC), the parts ecommerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, announced that Subaru of America has selected CollisionLink, the industry-leading online parts ordering and fulfillment solution, to power its collision parts...
Desiccant air drying system provides top-quality paint jobs Swanton, Ohio—DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing’s (www.autorefinishdevilbiss.com) new desiccant air drying system, the CamAir DAD-PRO, provides worry-free air filtration for top-quality paint jobs. Air enters the two-stage filtration...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced its fourth quarter product launch, which includes new and updated courses designed to help technicians and repair facilities prepare for today’s rapidly evolving collision repair industry. A new version of one of I-CAR’s most popular classes takes an in-...
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Roark Capital and the nation's leading franchise automotive company, announced today that it has acquired Kansas-based CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts.  CARSTAR is one of the largest multi-shop network of...
October 19, 2015 – RDA held their Fall Membership Meeting October 5th - 7th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville Tennessee.  They had record attendance. The three days included an impressive lineup of speakers, including Mike Anderson from CollisionAdvice, and Gene...
Atlanta—Body filler technology has come a long way since the original plastic filler, Bondo, was introduced in 1955 to replace toxic lead-based body solder. With today’s higher-quality and more flexible lightweight fillers, application processes can help a collision shop deliver a better repair...

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