National Collision

Dearborn, Mich.—The OEM repair information website OEM1Stop.com has been improved and relaunched, now including for the first time automaker position statements on important collision repair issues. The site, which is operated by a coalition of automakers known as the OEM Collision Repair...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio–Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced a newly expanded partnership with Driven Brands as an approved automotive coatings vendor to the U.S. segment of CARSTAR North America’s network in the U.S. “We deeply value our relationship with Sherwin-Williams,” said...
The Master Certification program provides a well-rounded education that helps boosts the overall skillset of the refinisher.
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems has launched a Master Refinish Certification program as part of its Learning and Development offering in North America. The Master Refinish Certification program provides a path for refinish customers to advance skills and abilities from industry standard to...
The Chief Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit (ADU) uses infrared radiation to quickly heat the surface to a temperature where the first layer of glue underneath releases cleanly.
Chief’s Vulcan breaks bonds of automotive structural adhesives      Madison, Ind.–The patent-pending Chief Vulcan ADU (www.chiefautomotive.com) is the first product specifically designed to break the bond of structural adhesives in automotive applications, according to the company. The Vulcan ADU...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. announced it has created an electronic interface between its CCC ONE Repair Workflow shop management software and Würth’s SIS invoicing and inventory management software. The interface will provide their shared customers with more accurate and efficient job...
Editor’s note: American Honda released a position statement regarding post-collision repair requirements for the manufacturer. Below is an overview. For the position statement in its entirety, visit techinfo.honda.com or collision.honda.com. It is the position of American Honda that all vehicles...
San Diego—Mitchell International released the latest version of the WorkCenter Total Loss, which integrates vehicle build sheet data when identifying the exact trim and options on available comparable vehicles, resulting in more accurate vehicle values. “At Mitchell, we’re constantly challenging...
Laguna Hills, Calif.—Assured Performance announced it is entering into an exclusive agreement with Nissan North America to re-launch and manage its GT-R Certified Collision Repair Program. The new GT-R Certification program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities that meet the...
The two-day certification courses are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America.
Strongsville, Ohio—Advancements in auto refinish technologies, combined with the growing number of OEM special effects vehicle finishes, make it critical that collision refinish technicians stay current with available training. That’s what’s driving PPG’s ongoing commitment to its comprehensive...
Jim Levendusky of Verisk Insurance Solutions said his company is launching an exchange to bring data from connected car to insurers.
Detroit—Collision repairers probably give little thought to what impact “usage-based insurance” (UBI) might have on the industry, thinking it’s primarily involved in how an insurer prices a particular driver’s policy. But what if that “dongle” hooked to the vehicle’s OBD-II port was encouraging the...

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