National Collision

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’...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 13, 2017 – I-CAR®’s Welding Training & Certification™ Program is now a requirement as a participant in the State Farm™ Select Service® program. Through in-shop instruction on welding theory, hands-on practice and coaching, then uniform certification testing, I-CAR...
Plano, TX Apr 5, 2017 -- Repairify, Inc., owners of the patented asTech™ device, completed its acquisition of PNR Inc. doing business as TRS Theft Replacement Services, LLC, Replace My Stuff (RMS) LLC, and The Airbag Guy, LLC today. These companies, which provide mobile electrical automotive...
Smithfield, RI (April 5, 2017):   The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has announced its continued support of the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act” (The PARTS Act – S.812 and H.R.1879) which were reintroduced in both houses of Congress on Tuesday, April 4. The PARTS ACT was...
Sherwin-Williams - 3M Vendor Awards
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, one of the leading manufacturers of automotive paint and distributors of collision repair paint and body equipment products and sundries, recently announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards. The announcement was made at...
April 3, 2017 – RDA held their Spring Membership Meeting March 29th- 31st at the Omni Downtown Austin Hotel.  They had record turn out with over one hundred members and manufacturers in attendance. This EVENT was another exceptional RDA experience intended to impact attendees in very positive ways...
Harry Christman, Cromax brand manager for Axalta Coating Systems, explains the company’s mission in the industry and discusses the paints attendees will spray at the training session.
Pomona, Calif.—A group of eight automotive editors were recently invited to attend a three-hour training session at the Axalta Training Center, in Pomona, Calif., to learn about and test the company’s latest new coatings, including waterborne paints, new candy paints, and its new wet-on-wet (WOW)...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) stated it “fully agrees with the process of the pre- and post- systems scan position many OEMs in the industry are taking.” The following is its recently released position statement on the matter. “The electronic safety systems on today...

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