National Collision

Gascat LLC is the exclusive U.S importer and distributor of Italian-made Greentech Dryers. Pictured, from left, are Greentech Dryers CEO Francesco Bertoli, Gascat LLC owner Johan Huwaert, and Gascat Business Development Manager Rob Martin.
Englewood, Colo.—In a market re-launch, the newly formed Gascat LLC is now the exclusive U.S. importer and distributor of Italian-made Greentech Dryers, makers of gas catalytic infrared (IR) drying equipment. Gascat is owned and operated by Johan Huwaert, who also serves as general manager of...
Women in Automotive Collision held its second meeting at ATI. Those in attendance are, front row, from left: Peggy Vorwald, Jess Crump, and Courtney Kelso; and rear, from left: Sheena Wagner, Julie Hemann, Shelly Jones, Amy Redfield, Becky Hauser, Olivia Cook, and Tonya Kelso.
Fenton, Mo.—With the goal of attracting more young women to the automotive and collision repair industry, Women in Automotive & Collision held its second meeting Feb. 6, at Automotive Technology Inc. (ATI). The group agreed that it’s important to begin discussions with potential students of...
I-CAR CEO John Van Alstyne says his organization now offers in-shop assessments of training needs.
Palm Springs, Calif.—Announcement of changes at I-CAR and a panel discussion on the changing face of auto insurance claims were among the highlights of the first Collision Industry Conference (CIC) of 2018, held in Palm Springs, Calif. I-CAR CEO John Van Alstyne announced that his organization has...
The air vision 5000 supplied air system includes a new hood with wider visibility and greater comfort, with additional optional modules for air cooling, warming, or humidification (not shown).
Spring Valley, Minn.—Whether it’s tinting a difficult color, blending a repair that’s nearly invisible to even a trained eye, or laying down some vibrant candies on a show car, being a top-notch painter can be a rewarding career. But it can come at a cost, with occupational asthma being the biggest...
Warrensville Heights, OHIO - Martin Senour Paints has refreshed its online presence, providing collision repair industry professionals a go-to source for the latest products, events, training classes and industry information Martin Senour has to offer. The redesigned Martin Senour website...
White remains in top position globally, while blues and grays have most variation among segments.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 8, 2018 – 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...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JANUARY 30, 2018 -- PPG today announced the 2018 appearance schedule of its popular show truck. The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its coast-to-coast excursion on March 9 at the 8th annual Goodguys...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) has announced it will provide an interface into its CCC ONE Platform (CCC ONE) to enable any vehicle diagnostics provider to share scanning results with repair shops and insurers that use CCC repair workflow tools. CCC Diagnostics paves the way for repair...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has selected the CCC Parts technology as its collision parts e-commerce solution for the company and in support of their dealers in the U.S. In-market testing of CCC Parts with Honda and Acura dealerships...
Product categories are identified via a ribbon of color on the can.
Cleveland—Matrix Automotive Finishes is offering collision and restoration shops a solvent-based system that is compliant from coast-to-coast. It also comes complete with a three-tiered basecoat system, including 61 liquid toners plus dry pearls and optional custom FX Series custom colors. By...

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