National Collision

(Oak Creek, WI – March 27, 2018) -Auto collision repairers are all too aware of the consequences of distracted driving, an important reason why members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) are hosting events and activities to promote safe driving throughout April, designated nationally as...
Axalta’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, located on the Hendrick Motorsports campus, was recently the site of a hands-on media training session to learn about two of Axalta’s newest products. Attendees learned about Cromax EZ, a low-VOC waterborne basecoat...
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry, which recognized the company’s refinish brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® as best-in-class globally. “Axalta’s Refinish business and brands are...
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...

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