National Collision

STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – OCTOBER 11, 2017 -- There’ll be plenty to scream about at the PPG exhibit at this year’s SEMA show set for Oct. 31– Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG has filled booth 24601 with a haunting display of paint jobs coating a collection of world-class custom cars, a...
OAK CREEK, WI (October 9, 2017) -- The National Auto Body Council announces the launch of its newly revamped website www.NationalAutoBodyCouncil.org, designed to provide members and visitors with additional functionality, easier navigation to sign up and find resources to implement NABC’s life-...
October 5, 2017– Laguna Hills, CA –Kia Motors America (KMA)announced today they are entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch, and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program.  KMA will be an...
Hoffman Estates, IL – October 3, 2017 - The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees including:   Kevin Burnett, Gerber Collision & Glass; Don Mikrut, Audatex, a Solera Company; Jay Sharp, National Coatings & Supplies; and...
Polyvance has updated its line of Nitro Fuzer nitrogen plastic welders to include an option for each budget.
Polyvance updates Nitro Fuzer nitrogen plastic welders   Rainsville, Ala.—Polyvance (www.polyvance.com, SEMA Show booth 11244) has overhauled its Nitro Fuzer line of nitrogen plastic welders to include an option for every budget. Its new fully-functional, entry-level product, the 6085, for $1,000...
Rick Wood, of Cooks Collision, says he’d like to see more automakers restrict the sale of some parts sales to only certified shops.
Chicago—Rick Wood says there can be some downsides to earning automaker collision shop certifications. “I’ve got five brand-new extra-long Celette benches, because I had to in order to have the shops certified ,and I’m not sure any of them have been used since I bought them two years ago,” Wood, co...
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems announced enhanced refinish learning and development offerings, including live virtual training classes and an enhanced Master Certification. The new offerings further strengthen Axalta’s robust learning and development program that includes classroom, hands-...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. announced the general availability of the CCC ONE Platform for OEMs, a hyperscale platform that creates a single connection between OEMs and CCC’s automotive network. CCC ONE for OEMs powers solutions that help car manufacturers improve customer loyalty and...
Wilmington, Del.—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 Automotive Trends...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Collision repair cannot start unless the estimator has earned the customer’s keys. To better equip collision repairers with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and present quality repair estimates, I-CAR has launched a new course designed to focus specifically on...

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