National Collision

Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. announced the launch of its CCC Secure Share Network (CCC Secure Share), a network using a cloud-based application program interface (API) that will allow collision repairers to control the distribution of their data and better secure the data shared with third...
Dan Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13.
Strongsville, Ohio—Dustin Foust, owner of Classic Restorations of Southern Indiana LLC in Floyds Knobs, Ind., garnered Top 25 honors with his 1955 Ford pickup at the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup in Tennessee in September. Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13. He worked on it...
Testing of a Non-OEM airbag (left) versus a Hyundai Genuine airbag illustrates risks of counterfeit parts.
Fountain Valley, Calif.—Hyundai is expanding its integrated advertising and public relations campaign focusing on safety with a new YouTube video. The campaign is aimed at warning U.S. drivers of the risks involved when using counterfeit automotive parts. The new video, “Good to Know – Counterfeit...
The new tint guide posters are now available to PPG waterborne customers.
Strongsville, Ohio—Recognizing that blending is not always an option for some paint technicians, PPG has made upgrades to its traditional tint guides and created new posters that provide quick, visual “at a glance” recommendations for refinish situations when tinting may be required. The new guides...
From left, Donny Seyfer, ASA; Mahbubul Alam, Movimento Group; and Craig Smith, Theia Labs, discuss vehicle hacking and cybersecurity.
Anaheim, Calif.—The Technology & Telematics Forum (TTF), presented by ASA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (The Alliance), at the Anaheim Convention Center, Aug. 12, focused on a number of topics including cybersecurity, accident avoidance technology, and the future of vehicle...
From left: Roger Speer, UTI vice president business development; Robert Hills, UTI senior education program manager; and Elisabeth Sobczak, I-CAR performance training coordinator, outline the I-CAR PDP-EE curriculum.
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR announced the rollout of its new ProLevel training courses for educators in October. “The new I-CAR ProLevel training program for instructors — with knowledge in a minimum of 19 areas — is an online study program designed to help educators master and refine their skills...
Gerry Poirier says Farmers Insurance is considering a change to its training requirements for the company’s direct repair shops.
Anaheim, Calif.—From scanning vehicles to OEM shop certifications, predictive estimating and direct repair programs, a panel of insurers recently discussed some of the key issues for collision repairers. The panel discussion was part of the half-day “MSO Symposium” during NACE in Anaheim, Calif....
SATA’s 5000 B Phaser, available as an HVLP or RP gun, sprays identically to the existing 5000 B but features optimized design from the Porsche Design Studio.
SATAjet 5000 Phaser ‘made for special moments’      Spring Valley, Minn.—The SATAjet 5000 B Phaser (wwww.sata.com) is “made for special moments,” according to the company, with a unique look from the Porsche Design Studio using high-quality materials and sophisticated technical solutions unusual...
Detroit—Light-weight metals company Alcoa Inc. announced a breakthrough in resistance spot riveting called the RSR joining system, a high-performance joining solution for multi-material vehicles. RSR technology can join dissimilar materials using the same equipment as conventional spot welds but...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio—American Honda Motor Co. approved Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes paints for its warranty and goodwill repairs. Included in the approval are Sherwin-Williams AWX Performance Plus waterborne system and Ultra 7000 solventborne refinish system. “Sherwin-Williams has...

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