National Collision

Chicago—General Motor’s Customer Care and Aftersales division announced a comprehensive collision certification program at NACE automechanika Chicago. “Today’s certification programs have to evolve to keep up with the rapid-fire pace of technological innovation in the auto industry, especially in...
The 1952 Porsche 356 Reutter Cabriolet won Best in Class (Post War Open) at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  Only 294 were produced in 1952. Painted with Glasurit 55 Line in Fashion Grey and expertly restored by Road Scholars, Durham, NC.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, August 30, 2017 – A 1952 Porsche 356 Reutter Cabriolet restored by Road Scholars, Durham NC, won Best in Class (Post War Open) at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA. This is only the second time a Porsche has won its class in a non-Porsche class. “Winning Pebble is the top...
The Canadian 2017 Franchisee of the Year is Jeff Labanovich, owner of  CARSTAR Oshawa Drake Street.
CHARLOTTE (August 28, 2017) – For the first time at its annual conference, CARSTAR North America recognized both United States and Canadian CARSTAR owners and business groups throughout its network for their leadership and performance. In the categories for top system award winners, Michael...
WILMINGTON, Del., August 16, 2017 – 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...
Oak Creek, WI (August14, 2017)— The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announces it is now accepting nominations for seven open seats for its Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 1. Board candidates may be self-nominated or an industry professional nominated by three...
 -- Join 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division in a celebration of classic car culture at the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise with special guests Chip Foose, legendary automotive designer, and automotive painters from around the world.  The 3M Demonstration and Education Mobile Operations (D.E.M.O.)...
Kristen Boyd, Axalta Industrial Marketing Manager
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is excited to announce that Kristen Boyd, Axalta Industrial Marketing Manager was selected as a member of Products Finishing “40 Under 40” class of 2017. Products Finishing is an industry publication that...
Sensor detects vehicles to the rear and side of the vehicle to help reduce accident risk.
KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it has developed a 24-GHz submillimeter-wave rear and side radar sensor to help enhance vehicle safety systems. The sensor is used in the 2018 Toyota Camry released this past July. It’s strategically built into the rear bumper of the vehicle...
2016 Glasurit Best Paint Award winner: a 1969 Mustang, owned by Tim Spencer, painted by Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs. “Goolsby’s paint job was flawless—the Mustang has great gloss and depth and impeccable color,” said Foose.
BASF is accepting submissions for the third annual Glasurit® Best Paint Award. Photos submitted must be of a Glasurit-painted vehicle, and the vehicle must meet the following criteria:   ·  Be on display at the upcoming 2017 SEMA show  ·  Utilize Glasurit 22, 55 or 90 Line products, including...
Martin Senour coatings are designed for multiple types of construction, equipment, agricultural and industrial applications; great for incremental sales
Warrensville Heights, Ohio - Throughout Q3, 2017 NAPA AUTO PARTS store owners will receive special discounting on the latest Martin Senour Industrial Maintenance Coatings (IMC). IMC products will be available for every NAPA AUTO PARTS DC and jobber order, for this three-month promotion, which also...

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