National Collision

The votes are in! Here are the twelve winners featured in Axalta’s 2018 Custom Finishes Calendar are: Cover and April: Gil LeBlanc, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette (Cromax)January: Brenda McDaniel, Heath Hoover, 1948 Chevy 3100 (Spies Hecker)February: Mike and Linda Jo Mitchell, Abe Zigan, 2016 Harley...
Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance is proud to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jarzembowski as National Director of Certification Integration and OEM Account Manager. She will reside in and continue to work from Michigan. Jennifer will work with key OEM accounts, as well as their field...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and FCA US LLC (FCA) announced they are working together to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for FCA US to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so necessary repairs may be expedited. FCA US is...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—After closely analyzing all live delivery courses, I-CAR is introducing a new National Scheduling initiative to deliver its 22 live Professional Development Program (PDP) courses in every national market. The 22 live courses, along with a variety of additional online and...
Assembly Technician Clint Roby shows off the compact footprint of the FS Curtis ECO Scroll ES08 10HP oil-free compressor at the recent SEMA Show. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
ECO Scroll oil-free compressors are quiet and compact St. Louis—FS-Curtis’ (www.fscurtis.com) ECO Scroll oil-free air compressors are energy-efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and are quiet and compact, according to the company. The oil-free air alleviates defects such as fisheyes, streaks,...
Honda’s Scott Kaboos says collision repair shops need to understand what processes trigger the need for resets or calibration of vehicle safety systems.
Las Vegas—Through its annual “OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit,” the Society of Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) aims to give collision repairers increased access to automakers and repair information. Among the highlights of the 2017 summit, held in November during SEMA week in...
From left: Mark Allen, Erica Eversman, John Ellis, Aaron Clark, and Todd Tracy, discuss the importance of adhering to repair standards and not bowing to insurance pressure.
Las Vegas—New materials require different collision repair methods, and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) sensors and modules must be calibrated to work properly. At the same time, the collision repair industry faces a shortage of skilled technicians and pressure from insurance companies to...
Jacksonville, FL December 18, 2017 – AirPro Diagnostics, the industry leader in providing OEM compliant scanning, diagnostics and safety system calibrations, announced today the appointment and inaugural meeting of its 2018 Industry Advisory Council.  “We are excited to have these industry leaders...
Goolsby Customs 1940 Ford Convertible, coated in Glasurit Cabernet, Goolsby Edition custom BASF color, was awarded the Goodguys Gold Award and Glasurit Best Paint Award at the 2017 SEMA Show.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, December 7, 2017 — Vehicles painted with BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® paint lines received multiple awards and industry recognition at the recent 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. BASF-coated vehicles received the following recognition at SEMA 2017: ·        Ford Design Award: Honoring...
November 27, 2017 - Pasco, Washington - The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is asking the industry and CIC Meeting attendees to participate in a brief survey (Link for Press Distribution). The objective of the survey is to determine the current top issues impacting the collision repair industry...

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