National Collision

Grand Rapids, Mich. – March 2, 2018 – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces that it has entered into an exclusive services appointment and license agreement with the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit...
Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) announced today that it has acquired a state of the art manufacturing and distribution facility in Sacramento, CA to support growth in its North American Industrial and Refinish businesses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Axalta has built an industry-...
Southfield, Mich.—With its “BASF Color Report For Automotive OEM Coatings,” BASF’s Coatings division provides a global analysis of the color distribution in the 2017 automotive market. Globally, white maintains its strong position in all vehicle segments and is still the overall number one color...
Trainer and consultant Mike Anderson of Collision Advice will host a new series of free monthly webinars, entitled “Learn to Research, Research to Learn,” throughout 2018 designed to help shops more easily research and find OEM collision repair procedures. Most of the webinars will include an...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—It was another strong year for I-CAR in 2017, continuing to build on the progress made since 2010 when the current Professional Development Program was announced.  Over the past seven years the organization has achieved significant growth as result of it’s greatly expanded...
San Diego—Mitchell International is releasing a secure solution for sharing data among users within the collision repair and insurance claims industry. Mitchell’s new solution will promote and foster the flow of collision data among trusted industry partners, using blockchain technology to provide...
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG MVP Business Solutions has released its schedule of training classes for the first quarter of 2018. The classes are offered at various locations across the U.S. and Canada and present solutions for owners and managers of collision centers using PPG products. The classes are...
Gascat LLC is the exclusive U.S importer and distributor of Italian-made Greentech Dryers. Pictured, from left, are Greentech Dryers CEO Francesco Bertoli, Gascat LLC owner Johan Huwaert, and Gascat Business Development Manager Rob Martin.
Englewood, Colo.—In a market re-launch, the newly formed Gascat LLC is now the exclusive U.S. importer and distributor of Italian-made Greentech Dryers, makers of gas catalytic infrared (IR) drying equipment. Gascat is owned and operated by Johan Huwaert, who also serves as general manager of...
Women in Automotive Collision held its second meeting at ATI. Those in attendance are, front row, from left: Peggy Vorwald, Jess Crump, and Courtney Kelso; and rear, from left: Sheena Wagner, Julie Hemann, Shelly Jones, Amy Redfield, Becky Hauser, Olivia Cook, and Tonya Kelso.
Fenton, Mo.—With the goal of attracting more young women to the automotive and collision repair industry, Women in Automotive & Collision held its second meeting Feb. 6, at Automotive Technology Inc. (ATI). The group agreed that it’s important to begin discussions with potential students of...
I-CAR CEO John Van Alstyne says his organization now offers in-shop assessments of training needs.
Palm Springs, Calif.—Announcement of changes at I-CAR and a panel discussion on the changing face of auto insurance claims were among the highlights of the first Collision Industry Conference (CIC) of 2018, held in Palm Springs, Calif. I-CAR CEO John Van Alstyne announced that his organization has...

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