National Collision

CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 –CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced today that it is working with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for the automaker to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so...
The 2017 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award was presented to Micro Auto Supplies. Pictured from left are: ColorSource Business Development Manager Paul Barnes, ColorSource Senior Manager Shefali Cromer, Micro CEO Howard Hicks, Micro CFO Tammy Packer, Micro Sales Manager Steve Gruchla, Micro Sales Manager Shane Sisk, BASF Refinish VP Marvin Gillfillan, BASF Coatings Senior VP Chris Toomey, and BASF Distribution Director Denise Kingstrom.
Southfield, Mich.-- Micro Auto Paint & Supplies (Micro), of Highland Park, Mich., won the BASF Automotive Refinish 2017 Distributor of the Year award at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line distribution partners attended the conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.      “...
Jim Nelson is vice president of GFS' new aftermarket business unit.
Osseo, Wis. – Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has developed a new business unit that will better align departments to support the growing needs of GFS customers for aftermarket service and support of their equipment. GFS' field services, parts and filters sales, preventative maintenance and...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) is the first coatings company to offer distribution partners who provide training to Axalta's refinish customers in North America the ability to earn a Certified Field Trainer accreditation.  This special certification allows...
The new offering combines the company’s Automatchic hand-held spectrophotometer with its MIXIT digital color retrieval technology.
Netherlands—AkzoNobel has combined two of its most color-matching tools into a single system. The new offering combines the company’s Automatchic hand-held spectrophotometer with its MIXIT digital color retrieval technology. Now known as Automatchic in MIXIT, the system creates a single, seamless...
Charlotte, N.C.—CARSTAR and Assured Performance have jointly announced they will provide a special OEM certification initiative and bundled services to CARSTAR locations across North America. The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners to help...
Diagnostic solution will serve Cooks’ 38 full-service collision repair centers, from Sacramento to Los Angeles.
Plano, Texas—Repairify Inc., the makers of the asTech diagnostic device, have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for its 38 full-service collision repair centers in California, from Sacramento to Los Angeles. The solution...
Industrial Finishes & Systems founder Stuart Barr is presented a 1927 Ford Tudor Custom Hot Rod as part of the anniversary dinner.
Eugene, Ore.—Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. is celebrating the company’s 60th year. Officially founded in Eugene, Ore., in 1958, Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc. has grown into a leading distributor of coatings, adhesives, abrasives, and supplies. During 1956-1957, Stuart Barr worked...
Pittsburgh—PPG released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s continued progress in strengthening its sustainable operations in 2017 and the launch of new, aggressive sustainability goals it aims to achieve by 2025. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com...
3M’s 08840 sound-deadening pad meets OEM standards and can be used with 3M seam sealers for factory-match applications.
Conformable sound-deadening pad matches OEM standards      St. Paul, Minn—The 3M (www.3m.com)conformable sound deadening pad, part no. 08840, reduces road noise, sound system vibrations, and rattles, around trunks, door panels, hoods, floor pans and more. The self-adhesive, 500 x 500 mm (19.685 in...

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