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CHARLOTTE (July 11, 2015)—It was a Greaves family sweep this weekend in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL as the series made its annual trip to NASCAR country for Showdown in Charlotte, Rounds 9 and 10 in the national championship series. Defending PRO 4WD champion Johnny Greaves...
San Jose, CA – Kukui Corporation CEO Todd Westerlund and President of U.S. Operations Mike Giblin will share their marketing and sales knowledge with attendees of this year’s NACE/CARS Expo and Conference. Held in Detroit from July 21-25, 2015, the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (...
Farmington Hills, MI— Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), offers an advanced and easy-to-use solution to hazy and yellowed plastic headlight lenses. The Philips Headlight Restoration Kit designed to bring back headlight clarity for improved nighttime vision and...
IRVINE, Calif. (July 9, 2015) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced the launch of Mazda Mobile Start, the only Smartphone Remote Engine Start system engineered and designed specifically for Mazda vehicles. Meeting all of Mazda’s exacting factory standards and specifications, Mazda...
LITTLETON, COLO. – July 2, 2015 – The true secret to financial success in an automotive repair shop is having the right information at the right time. But, what shop owners really want is to spend time in the shop and with customers, or with family and friends, and not sitting behind a screen...
Lakewood, N.J.—With the aluminum body here to stay, one critical factor that collision repair shops must get right are the tools and attachments used to capture potentially explosive airborne dust.  The dust, created mainly during grinding and sanding, can also affect paint quality due to cross-...
Madison, Ind.—Collision repair professionals can learn about the latest industry news, techniques and equipment by following Chief Automotive Technologies’ new “Collisionology” blog. Launched in April at blog.chiefautomotive.com, “Collisionology” provides readers with insights to help them succeed...
Appleton, Wis.—Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s (www.MillerWelds.com) Digital Infinity Series welding helmets feature the largest viewing area in the industry, according to the company, with a 13.4-square-inch viewing area to eliminate tunnel vision. The four arc sensors have four modes: weld, cut, grind...
San Diego—Mitchell has implemented a seamless two-way interface of Mitchell RepairCenter solution and the PaintManager software color formula retrieval system. Working in tandem, the two systems will help collision facility customers save time and reduce errors by eliminating the need for shop...
Strongsville, Ohio—While the perfect color match and glossy clearcoat get most of the glory, the primer is the foundation of any quality repair. And with PPG Automotive Refinish’s new DPS3105 V-Prime Quick Prime urethane surfacer, body technicians in National Rule markets can move more cars than...

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