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Chief Joins National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council

Chief was recently admitted to the National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC), the industry trade organization dedicated to ethics, efficiency and issues involving the servicing of insurance claims and the subsequent repairs of all ...

CARSTAR Puget Sound Business Group Sponsors Boat in Racing Series for a Second Season

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is sponsoring a boat for the second annual season in the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane boat racing series. The CARSTAR Puget Sound Business Group put together the sponsorship of the CARSTAR-Powered KISW 99.99 Miss Rock hydr...

PPG Continues Support for Speedway Children's Charities in New Hampshire Chapter Track Walk

PPG Industries demonstrated its ongoing support for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), joining with the organization’s New Hampshire chapter on July 16th for the 2016 Track Walk fundraiser at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. PPG...

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Teenager Smashes Windshield of McLaren, Then Runs for His Life

BGR News posted video of a teenager smashing the windshield of a $250,000 McLaren with his skateboard. The driver of the orange McLaren ran a stop sign and in the process veered into a crosswalk, which the teenager was legally and appropriatel...

Customer Relations: Who's the Customer?

Isn’t it interesting that in 2015, we don’t know or aren’t sure who our customer is? Is it the vehicle owner? Or is it the insurance company who, in most cases, is paying the bill or may have even sent the job to your shop? There probabl...

Production: Don't Be a Bottleneck

If most shops were asked to identify a bottleneck in their shop, they could easily pick out one or more. The most popular answer would most likely be “the paint booth.” While this is a common bottleneck, it’s not the only one. There are man...

3M, Collision Repair Education Foundation Gifts 58 Grants to Veterans and Family Members Through Hire Our Heroes Program

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, have granted 58 recipients with this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients include 54 students that are currently studying collision repair, and w...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Location in Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the July 22nd opening of a collision repair center in Titusville, Fla. The center previously operated as Freddy Curtis Body Shop. Titusville is located about 50 miles east of Orlando. "We are very pleased to add this ...

BodyShop Business Names Harry Moppert Sr. and April Lausch 2016 Executives of the Year

BodyShop Business has announced its selection of Harry Moppert Sr., president of Moppert Brothers Collision Services Group in Morton, Pa., as its 2016 Multi-Shop Executive of the Year, and April Lausch, manager of Faulkner Collision Center of Lancas...

South of the Square Collision to Host Open House at New Location

South of the Square Collision is hosting an open house July 28th from 12-7 p.m. at its new second facility in North Ridgeville, Ohio. At 1 p.m. there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor David Gillock and Sen. Gayle Manning of North Ridgev...

Shop Profile: Designing a Dream

Slick cement floors. Modern couches with clean lines. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Minimalistic design and decor. This is no dealership or tech company. This is Walker’s Auto Collision. Wayne Griffin, the director of operations for Walker’s, ...

BASF Boosts Research and Development for Automotive Coatings in Asia Pacific

BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. At the new state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the compan...

Aluminum Repair: Lots of Questions

As the use of aluminum increases in automobile manufacturing, shops across the country have been training and purchasing equipment. And many collision repair technicians and shops are still very confused on how to repair an aluminum panel. The fo...

Most Companies Unprepared for Emergence of Autonomous Vehicles

From aftermarketNews.com Most companies are unprepared for the emergence of autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to corporate risk managers surveyed by Munich Re at the 2016 Risk and Insurance Management Society Conference (RIMS). Despite ...

Glassware Fundraiser to Benefit National Auto Body Council

B-Cycled Bottles is offering 50 percent of proceeds from sales of its unique cocktail glassware to help fund National Auto Body Council (NABC) community service programs. The glasses are made from recycled Grey Goose vodka bottles and retail f...

Artist Creates 'Human' Designed to Survive a Car Crash

Meet Graham, a “human” designed to survive a car crash. CNN reported that this interactive, life-size sculpture with a grotesque human look is part of a road safety campaign for the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia. Mel...

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