National Collision

The Speed is the premium offering in Global Finishing Systems’ REVO shortwave infrared curing product line. With sonar distance sensing and automatic temperature control, it offers repeatable, predictable results with complete through-curing of refinish materials.
Osseo, Wis. — The paint department is often the shop’s bottleneck. And faced with looming promised delivery dates, painters sometimes push the limits of their paint system, which can result in comebacks in the form of sand scratches or dieback once the materials finally cure after delivery.     ...
Suburban Mfg.’s Tsunami Rove provides a portable air filtration package for immediate service.
Tsunami Rove provides portable packaged air filtration      Monticello, Minn. — Suburban Mfg.’s (www.gosuburban.com) Tsunami Rove provides the shop with a versatile packaged system including a water separator, oil-coalescing filter, and automatic float drain to assure proper draining of water, oil...
Neale Phillips of the European research firm Thatcham predicts that accident-avoidance technology will help reduce the severity of some accidents, resulting in those vehicles being repaired rather than totaled.
Between the growth of large collision repair chains, the increased implementation of crash avoidance technology, and the seeming lack of interest among young people in car-ownership and driving, it can be discouraging for independent collision repair shop owners to think about where their business...
Minneapolis - The Sherwin-Williams Co. and The Valspar Corp. entered into a definitive agreement in March for Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar for $113 per share in an all-cash transaction, or an enterprise value of about $11.3 billion.  At $113 per share, the transaction, which has been...
St. Paul, Minn.- 3M Co. and TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products, has announced a strategic collaboration to provide customers in the global automotive collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. The collaboration...
Custom-car builder and painter Darryl Hollenbeck won the 2016 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award with his own car, a PPG-painted 1932 Ford highboy roadster.
Strongsville, Ohio – Custom-car builder and painter Darryl Hollenbeck won the 2016 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) in Pomona, Calif., in January. It was the third time Hollenbeck has painted an AMBR winner, and the first time he captured the...
Polyvance, formerly Urethane Supply Company, an innovator in plastic repair and refinishing since 1981, completed the February 2016 24 hours of LeMons race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.  “This was a fun team-building exercise for our company,” said Kurt Lammon, Polyvance’s...
Strongsville, Ohio – Registration is now open for PPG’s annual spring MVP Business Solutions Conference, which will be held April 24-26 at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale, Ariz. This MVP conference is slated to provide advanced business strategy and innovative solutions to PPG customers....
Daytona, Fla. – Denny Hamlin brought home the 2016 Daytona 500 checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing as his No. 11 Toyota won the closest Daytona 500 finish in history. Hamlin’s car crossed the finish line first, shimmering in its ULTRA 7000® Refinish System provided by Sherwin-Williams Automotive...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ second quarter 2016 collision repair industry courses will take place at training sites nationwide April 4-June 27.  Participants will learn through a combination of classroom, digital, and hands-on settings at various metropolitan...

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