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Rick Keister Joins Board of Collision Diagnostic Services

From aftermarketNews.com Rick Keister, former CEO of Keystone Automotive Industries, has joined Collision Diagnostic Services’ (CDS) board of directors and has become financial partner in the company. Keister will help guide the company as it e...

Service King Reaches Partnership with Charlotte Collision Center

Service King Collision Repair Centers today announced continued growth in the Charlotte, N.C., market through a formal partnership with Rock Hill Collision Center and its two area locations. Service King and Rock Hill Collision Center, located 25 ...

Regulators Moving Aside for Autonomous Vehicle Industry

The Washington Post reported that lawmakers and regulators are pretty much moving out of the autonomous vehicle industry's way, paving the way for it to introduce self-driving cars in their states. The reason, according to the Washington Post article...

CARSTAR Announces Record Revenue for First Half of 2015

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced that after a record year in 2014 for sales, growth and industry performance, it finished the first half of 2015 with revenue of $386.2 million, which puts it on track to outpace its performance in 2014. T...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced recently it had expanded in Minnesota with the acquisition of all six Lehman’s Garage locations. All locations are within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. ABRA...

CDE Collision Centers Opens 11th Location

CDE Collision Centers announced the opening of their 11th auto body repair center. The new location in Des Plaines, Ill., opened on Aug. 14th. Chuck Freiberg, owner of CDE Collision Centers, has built his career transforming old dealer body shops ...

Service King and Allstate Donate F-150 to Phoenix Family Promise

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it partnered with Allstate Insurance on Aug. 27th to donate a refurbished 2004 F-150 to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix as part of the two organizations’ continued commitment to the NABC Recycled Ri...

Australian Motorsport Great Tapped to Promote Original Parts

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced that Australian motorsport great Mark Skaife OAM has joined the call in raising awareness of the importance of using genuine parts in vehicle repairs with his appointment as the Genuine Is...

National Automotive Service Task Force Appoints Committee Co-Chairs

The Board of Directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced the appointment of Jessie Korosec of the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) and Valerie Sullivan of American Honda as the 2015-2016 co-chairs of the NASTF Commun...

Quality Parts Coalition Launches National Education Campaign

The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) announced it is taking its consumer education campaign on alternative collision repair parts around the country. The campaign is visiting county fairs and regional fall festivals with stops scheduled in Illinois, Ne...

Martin Senour Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Training Schedule

The Martin Senour Company announced its 2015 fourth quarter training schedule, with courses running from Oct. 5th to Nov. 16th. The courses emphasize painter certification and maximizing shop profits, and will be held at Martin Senour training facili...

WIN Increases Presence at NACE | CARS, Sees Membership Growth

The Women’s Industry Network announced that members, sponsors and supporters were a "dominant" force at the NACE | CARS Expo & Conference held July 21-25 at the COBO Center in Detroit. Sixteen member volunteers were on hand to staff the WIN ...

How They Work: Spray Guns

    Do you know where the oil dipstick is located on a 1926 Cadillac? I didn’t either until I spent a week in Detroit last month. For those of you who may have missed NACE | CARS this year, it was a great show. There was a lot of information pro...

    Technical: Plastic Repair

      In my journeys through shops all over, I get a lot of questions about equipment training and procedures. Lately, a lot of the focus has been on aluminum repair and the equipment needed for it. The second subject most asked about is plastic repair. Of...

      Technical: Aluminum - Just Another Change

        Aluminum isn’t difficult, just different. That has been the resounding mantra spread throughout the collision repair industry by instructors ever since a minor panic attack was set off by Ford’s introduction of the all-aluminum F-150 pickup truck...

        Technical: Carbon Fiber Structural Repair - Black Magic?

          Is carbon fiber structural repair really black magic? The answer, of course, is no. It’s true that carbon fiber structural components such as “tubs” are a relatively new technology for high-volume production street cars, but structures like...

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