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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...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—In 2016, I-CAR achieved double-digit growth in shops and technicians trained, rolled out new products and services, and forged new industry partnerships, all in an effort to better serve the collision repair inter-industry. The not-for-profit organization, which delivers...
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG announced it has developed several key advances in its popular array of color software and hardware tools. The news was delivered by Denise Lu, PPG global marketing director. While specifics are still to be released, Lu indicated that dramatic enhancements to the company’s...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio—Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will hold its next 2017 EcoLean Level 2 workshop on April 4-5, at the Westin San Jose Hotel in San Jose. While there, the workshop group will tour Golden West Collision Center, which has completely implemented lean production...
Global Finishing Solutions’ Wave paint booth exhaust filter is designed to capture more overspray, while still achieving excellent airflow.
GFS Wave filter holds more overspray, with excellent airflow Osseo, Wis.—Global Finishing Solutions’ (GFS) Wave filter (www.globalfinishing.com/partsfilters/wavefiltertrial) is a single-stage exhaust filter for paint booths that accommodates all paints and a wide array of spray applications from...
The career fair hosted more than 300 local students. Students had the opportunity to talk with industry professionals about their future career goals, learn about positions, pass out resumes and tour the Pro Spot manufacturing facility. Zero to 60 Designs’ Kenny Pfitzer also attended with two cars he built for SEMA.
Carlsbad, Calif.—Pro Spot International hosted the Southern California Collision Career Fair in March at Pro Spot’s Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, Calif. The career fair, presented by the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), hosted more than 300 local students....
Wayne Krause, of Mitchell International, says it’s not uncommon for OEM repair procedures to change over time.
Altoona, Iowa—Wayne Krause doesn’t fix collision-damaged vehicles for a living, but he’s well aware of the importance of checking OEM repair procedures every time on every vehicle. As manager of editorial content at Mitchell International, Krause said Mitchell labor times are based on OEM...
The new Tarocco Orange color provided a contrast to matt black and gloss white finish when the new car was launched at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre.
Amsterdam, Netherlands—The 2017 McLaren-Honda Formula 1 racing car was recently launched, when fans caught their first glimpse of the MCL32's new Tarocco Orange livery, whcih is a color developed by AkzoNobel in conjunction with McLaren-Honda. The company’s color expertise has enabled the world...
Prosser, Washington, March 24, 2017 — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be hosting their annual “Repairer Roundtable” from 8:30 – 11:00am on Wednesday, April 19th at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event has routinely featured captivating...

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