National Collision

Troy, Mich.—AkzoNobel has released its second quarter 2019 lineup of vehicle refinishing training courses. Covering topics such as Sikkens color tinting, health and safety best practices, and more, these complimentary courses are designed to help current and future collision repair technicians...
CHARLOTTE (March 25, 2019) – When purchasing a new car, it is important to consider more than just the power, performance and styling. The vehicle’s safety and repairability after a collision can play a big role in the insurance costs and life of the vehicle. The Insurance Industry for Highway...
BETHESDA, Md. – March 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced registration is now open for its 2019 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference. The two-and-a-half day event will be held May 15-17 in San Diego, Calif. at the Hard Rock Hotel. The PBES Conference is an annual...
open for nominations.  This is the seventh year that NABC has held these awards. Entries in the NABC Body Shop Image Award and NABC Award of Distinction categories can be submitted online here.  Nominations are due by September 15, 2019. The NABC Body Shop Image Award recognizes the positive impact...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - March 1, 2019PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the 2019 appearance schedule of its popular show truck. The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its cross-country trip on March 8 at the 9th annual Goodguys...
The SM Series is available in 7.5 to 15 HP with flows from 19 to 55 CFM and pressures up to 217 PSIG.
Kaeser introduces redesigned SM series rotary screw compressors Fredericksburg, Va.—Kaeser Compressors Inc.’s (www.us.kaeser.com) SM 7.5, SM 10, SM 15, and SFC 8 compressors have been redesigned to reduce energy costs, improve overall performance, and extend service life. The new Sigma 06 airend,...
Jack Rozint says Mitchell International data shows that shop charges for vehicle scanning remain “all over the map.”
Palm Springs, Calif.—How accessible are your collision repair order files from 20 years ago? Would one of your files from 20, 10 or even just five years ago adequately document what you did to those vehicles? Those were among the questions Roger Cada, of Accountable Estimating, posed to repairers...
CCC’s Smart Estimate uses artificial intelligence to predict repair requirements and suggest estimate lines.
Increasing vehicle complexity means shop personnel may inadvertently overlook required repair procedures that could vary from one vehicle to the next. Materials used and the repair methods recommended by each vehicle’s OEM are in constant flux. And although a relatively small percentage of the...
Automotive refinish professionals can now earn I-CAR credits without additional cost
Cleveland—Automotive refinish professionals can now earn I-CAR credits for completing Sherwin-Williams training courses at no additional cost as a result of joining I-CAR’s Sustaining Partner program, an initiative designed to mobilize organizations in support of I-CAR’s mission to enhance...
PPG helps manufacturers apply sophisticated new color strategies for brand differentiation, technioologies
Detroit—Color is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in the battle to connect with modern automotive manufacturers and consumers, including those attracted to new mobility models such as autonomous driving and shared vehicles, according to the color experts at PPG. PPG is helping global vehicle...

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