National Collision

October 5, 2017– Laguna Hills, CA –Kia Motors America (KMA)announced today they are entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch, and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program.  KMA will be an...
Hoffman Estates, IL – October 3, 2017 - The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees including:   Kevin Burnett, Gerber Collision & Glass; Don Mikrut, Audatex, a Solera Company; Jay Sharp, National Coatings & Supplies; and...
Polyvance has updated its line of Nitro Fuzer nitrogen plastic welders to include an option for each budget.
Polyvance updates Nitro Fuzer nitrogen plastic welders   Rainsville, Ala.—Polyvance (www.polyvance.com, SEMA Show booth 11244) has overhauled its Nitro Fuzer line of nitrogen plastic welders to include an option for every budget. Its new fully-functional, entry-level product, the 6085, for $1,000...
Rick Wood, of Cooks Collision, says he’d like to see more automakers restrict the sale of some parts sales to only certified shops.
Chicago—Rick Wood says there can be some downsides to earning automaker collision shop certifications. “I’ve got five brand-new extra-long Celette benches, because I had to in order to have the shops certified ,and I’m not sure any of them have been used since I bought them two years ago,” Wood, co...
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems announced enhanced refinish learning and development offerings, including live virtual training classes and an enhanced Master Certification. The new offerings further strengthen Axalta’s robust learning and development program that includes classroom, hands-...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. announced the general availability of the CCC ONE Platform for OEMs, a hyperscale platform that creates a single connection between OEMs and CCC’s automotive network. CCC ONE for OEMs powers solutions that help car manufacturers improve customer loyalty and...
Wilmington, Del.—Lightweighting tops the list of strategies automakers are using to meet the challenge of improved vehicle fuel economy ahead of the 2025 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards implementation. That’s among the key findings of the seventh annual Ward’s Automotive Trends...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Collision repair cannot start unless the estimator has earned the customer’s keys. To better equip collision repairers with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and present quality repair estimates, I-CAR has launched a new course designed to focus specifically on...
The clear force-dries at temperatures as low as 120º F in as little as 20 minutes.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG EC520 En-V High Production Clearcoat, a clearcoat designed expressly for use with Envirobase High Performance basecoat, has made its debut. Introduced by Tim Jones, PPG manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish, the new clearcoat has been added to the PPG En-V...
Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop in Wichita, Kan., shows his shop’s Mexican blanket design at 3M’s D.E.M.O. trailer as Shane Wanjon, owner of Exclusive Image Paint and Body, in Santa Clarita, Calif., and 3M U.S. Marketing Operations Manager Dale Ross look on.
Detroit—Inspiration can come from any number of places for a new idea. So it was in 1996 when 3M Engineer Steve Joseph envisioned how painters could save time and material costs. A new mixing cup that doubled as a paint gun cup, 3M’s Paint Preparation System (PPS), was the result, in 2002. “He...

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