National Collision

Rainsville, Ala.—Accountable Estimating has announced the release of the second course in their Estimating Technician Level One Certification series. Addressing an industrywide need for education on plastic part damage assessment, Accountable Estimating has joined forces with Polyvance to introduce...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during their annual reception the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9-10:15 p.m. (PDT) in the Renaissance 1 Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during the 2018 SEMA Show. During the...
Laguna Hills, Calif.—Assured Performance has announced the official release of several major feature additions and enhancements to ShopOps, its proprietary business process management system. ShopOps was designed exclusively for Certified Collision Repair Providers as a suite of business tools to...
AsTech is evaluating ADAS calibration systems at its 8,500-square-foot calibration center in Plano, Texas.
Plano, Texas—Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features can do much to reduce a driver’s workload, alerting to hazards such as blind spots or adjusting following distances with active cruise control. However, to work properly, the systems require due diligence in following OEM repair...
Dan Risley said OEM collision repair procedures cannot be viewed as only a “recommendation.”
Atlanta—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers plan to push for state legislation next year that will call for the use of OEM repair procedures for collision repair claims. Dan Risley, who resigned from his leadership role at ASA in July but has...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2018) – More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being...
DEARBORN, MI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 – To modernize delivery of original equipment collision parts pricing, Ford will begin using MyPriceLink, an OEConnection LLC (OEC) patented technology, delivering real-time dynamic collision parts list pricing based on timing and local market conditions. Using a...
The 2017 Glasurit Best Paint Award winner was a 1940 Ford Convertible, owned by Debbie Walls, built by Jonathan Goolsby, owner of Goolsby Customs with an exclusive Glasurit 55 Line color, “Glasurit Cabernet, Goolsby Edition”. Standing from left are Dan Bihlmeyer, North American marketing director, Jonathan Gooslby, Chip Foose.
Southfield, Mich.—BASF is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Glasurit Best Paint Award. Submitted photos must be of a Glasurit-painted vehicle, and the vehicle must meet the following criteria: • Be on display at the upcoming 2018 SEMA Show • Utilize Glasurit 22, 55 or 90 Line products,...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE :AXTA ) today announced its 2nd Annual Brilliant Finishers Regional Distribution Recognition Program for North American distributors who have achieved outstanding year-over-year growth with Axalta refinish products, including Cromax®,...
Matrix Automotive Finishes, a Sherwin-Williams brand, to host painters from the same Las Vegas garage as hit TV program “Counting Cars” in booth.
CLEVELAND, OHIO – September 21,2018– Matrix Automotive Finishes® will feature an appearance by Ryan Evans, Lonny Speer and Mike Henry of Count’s Kustoms at the 2018 Barrett Jackson Auction. The 11th Annual auction will be held September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las...

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