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'Mobsteel' Custom Car Painter and Reality TV Star Posts on Axalta's Blog

Axalta Coating Systems announced the newest post on its Color Block blog titled, 'It’s Good to Go Red!' by guest author, Mobsteel custom car painter and reality TV star, Ron Coan. Coan is one of the stars of NBCSN’s new automotive show also t...

Mike's Auto Body Receives Farmers Insurance Regional MSO Award

Mike’s Auto Body announced that for the second straight year it has been awarded the Farmers Insurance Regional Multiple Shop Organization (MSO) Group of the Year award for their work in 2014. The award, which recognizes the auto body company for i...

CIC Committee Addresses Collision Industry's Need for Education and Training

The Collision Industry Conference’s (CIC) Education and Training Committee held a panel discussion recently in Detroit, taking a hard look at the training and educational needs of all collision repair facilities nationwide. Gene Lopez of I-C...

Service King Acquires Cathedral City Collision

Service King Collision Repair Centers today announced continued expansion in the southern California market after reaching an agreement to acquire Cathedral City Collision. Service King and Cathedral City Collision, located in Cathedral City, Cali...

National Coatings & Supplies Donates $50,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that National Coatings & Supplies (NCS) has donated $50,000 to the Education Foundation, which was made in part with NCS’s paint manufacture partners (AkzoNobel, Axalta, BASF and PPG Automotiv...

Sia Abrasives Launches New 1948 Abrasive Line

Charlotte-based sia Abrasives, Inc. USA announced the release of their new 1948 siaflex abrasive line, available as of July 31st. The new 1948 siaflex line contains a unique combination of blue-fired and white aluminum oxide on a proprietary latex ba...

NAPDRT and PDR Nation Unite in Renouncing Farmers Insurance Policy Regarding Hail Catastrophe Claims

The National Alliance of PDR Technicians (NAPDRT) announced it has come out in opposition to new policies by Farmers Insurance. “NAPDRT strongly objects to the new policies issued by Farmers Insurance regarding hail claims," said NAPDRT Presiden...

SCRS Updates Industry on Latest Initiatives

At the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) open board meeting, a co-located event during NACE | CARS, the association’s board members updated the industry on their latest initiatives. Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of SCRS,...

Featheredge with Ease with Dynabrade's Dynabug II Orbital Sander

The Dynabrade Dynabug II Orbital air-powered orbital finishing sander creates a featheredge with ease. Designed for efficient finishing of composites, fiberglass, and painted and metal surfaces, this quiet sander is lightweight and compact. Its r...

New Survey Finds Nearly 80 Percent of Consumers Think Vehicle Hacking Will Be a Frequent Problem in the Near Future

The vulnerabilities of vehicle hacking have made an impression on car owners and shoppers, and nearly 80 percent say it will be a frequent problem within the next three years or less, according to a new survey by Kelley Blue Book. Awareness of the re...

ASA Honors Member, Industry Achievements at 2015 'Celebration of Excellence'

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its “Celebration of Excellence” July 22nd at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. – a site near ASA’s NACE | CARS 2015 events in downtown Detroit. This traditional awards dinner h...

Canadian Collision Industry Forum Tackles Global Trends at NACE | CARS

The CCIF Special Event on Global Trends: Changing the Course of the Collision Repair Business in Canada recently took place at NACE | CARS. Keynote speaker David Lingham, director of Orbis Business Impact, took the stage at the event to discus...

BodyShop Business Hands Out Executive of the Year Awards at NACE | CARS Opening General Session

To nominate for the 2016 Executive of the Year contest, click HERE. Scott Shriber, publisher of BodyShop Business, presented Val Fichera, president of Collision Care Auto Body Centers in Philadelphia, with the 2015 Multi-Shop Executive of the ...

I-CAR Reveals New Production Management Role at NACE | CARS

I-CAR announced at the NACE | CARS Expo and Conference the launch of its new Production Management curriculum that provides end-to-end instruction designed to drive bottom-line improvements in productivity and profitability throughout the collisi...

Chief Adds Free Collision Repair Training Resources to Website

Chief Automotive Technologies announced it has added best practices guides, how-to videos and other educational materials to its website, chiefautomotive.com, to help collision repair professionals keep up with the evolving industry. “In the...

IHS Reports Average Age of US Light Vehicles Has Risen to 11.5 Years

IHS Automotive announced that the combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken on January 1st of this year. Registrations for light ...

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