National Collision

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...
At the recent Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, Mobile Diagnostician Eric Ziegler shows a case full of hard drives for a Panasonic Toughbook that can be quickly swapped to load the diagnostic and programming software needed for various vehicle makes.
Overland Park, Kan. — With the ever-growing  complexity of today’s vehicles, many repair procedures are not as straightforward as they used to be. But the typical independent shop can’t justify the expense of having on hand all of the OEM scan tools, software updates, and other resources needed to...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – The Martin Senour Co. has posted its second quarter training schedule, with courses running from April 19 to May 19. Training courses emphasize painter certification and maximizing shop profits and will be held at training facilities nationwide. Martin Senour automotive...
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems completed a certified interface with PartsTrader for electronic parts procurement. The new ProfitNetTM Collision Shop Management System (CSMS) is a two-way electronic interface between the ProfitNet Management System and PartsTrader that helps eliminate...
The kit gives custom car builders more choices and possibilities in their designs and paint schemes.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG’s lineup of Vibrance Collection custom paint finishes has been expanded with the launch of DSC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear Kit. The new kit includes a quart of VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear and a half pint of VH7250 Ditzler Satin Clear Hardener. With the addition of the appropriate...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, one of the leading manufacturers of automotive paint and distributors of body and equipment sundries, announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards. The announcement was made at a special reception for more than 300...
CIC Chairman Randy Stabler voiced support for continued work on CIC’s Class A shop definition.
Palm Springs, Calif. — What tools, equipment, and training should a “Class A” collision repair shop have – and should the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) continue to play a role in defining the essentials? That was a matter of some debate at the quarterly CIC, held here in mid-January. Since...
DanAm Air’s push-to-connect technology is quick to assemble and leakproof. If a fitting should need to be removed, arrows printed on each side of the fitting make it easy to tighten the caps to the proper torque before reinstallation.
Spring Valley, Minn. — Clean, dry air from a properly designed airline system is essential to achieve consistent results and to prevent costly redos in automotive refinishing. It’s a topic more shop managers and owners are paying attention to, said Tony Larimer, director of sales and marketing at...
Polyvance’s Bumpersmith 2.0 combines a nitrogen plastic welding system with a fold-out bumper workstation.
Bumpersmith 2.0 workstation adds nitrogen plastic welding      Rainsville, Ala. — The new 6071 Bumpersmith 2.0 from Polyvance (formerly Urethane Supply Co.) combines a nitrogen plastic welding system with a fold-out bumper workstation, which allows the technician to hold the bumper in just about...
Washington, D.C.—The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) recently elected new members to its Technical Committee, including Alan Bush, ALD and Associates; Jim Fisher, PBSI-DS; Bob Guzdziol, K.S.I. Trading; Don Hill, State Farm; Jim Horner, USAA; Jim Miras, Micro Rim Corporation; Mark...

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