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Minnesota Body Shop Owner Complains to Local Paper About Steering

The Grand Forks Herald recently ran an article about steering by insurance companies, quoting a local body shop owner from Moorhead, Minn., who is fed up with the illegal tactic. Lloyd Van Raden, owner of Lloyd's Auto Body, is against DRPs, the a...

Auto Care Association Participates in Copyright Roundtables on Embedded Software and DMCA

Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Auto Care Association, participated in a series of roundtables produced by the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., May 18-19. The roundtables were part of a study being unde...

Six Ways Your Windshield is Going to Change

We all know how sophisticated vehicles are getting, presenting repair challenges and emphasizing the importance of referring to OE repair data. But it's not just the exotic materials comprising the structure of the car but another structural elem...

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Refinish Distributors Alliance Holds May Membership Meeting

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA), the largest national group of refinish jobbers dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops, held its May Membership Meeting May 16-18 at the Hilton Inn at the Ballpark, St. ...

Globaljig Presented by Chief Unveils the Koala Bench

Globaljig Presented by Chief has introduced the Koala bench. While it has a compact size, it’s versatile enough to handle most of the structural work that comes through a typical collision repair shop – including the center section holding requir...

SEM Releases Standard Operating Procedure for Plastic Tab Repair

SEM has released its standard operating procedure (SOP) for plastic tab repair, which shows viewers how to efficiently repair most automotive plastic tabs for bumpers, mirror housings and more. “Save several hours and up to $1,000 by repairi...

US Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

On May 17th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule for the nation’s overtime regulation. According to the DOL, the rule will serve to: Raise the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 a year, or from $455 to $913 a week...

Spanesi to Hold Touch Training Week June 14-15

Spanesi Americas is holding a Touch Training Week June 14-15 in Naperville, Ill. During the training, attendees will learn from the professionals who install the Touch System in North America. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, a...

Second Generation Automated Acura RLX Development Vehicle Revealed

Acura has revealed its second-generation automated development vehicle in California, a modified version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD luxury performance sedan. The RLX has been fitted with a new suite of radar, Lidar, camera and GPS sensors, co...

Women's Industry Network Welcomes Board of Leadership for 2016-2017

During the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Board of Directors Annual Meeting, held during the recent Educational Conference in Tampa, Fla., the WIN Board of Directors elected the 2016-2017 Executive Committee. Serving on this year’s Executive C...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Launches Successful Pilot of Student Resume Database

The Collision Repair Education Foundation has announced the successful launch of its high school and college online collision student resume database. As many collision students across the country don’t have the ability to attend the Education Fou...

Ford Now Using Captured CO2 to Develop Foam and Plastic for Vehicles

From aftermarketNews.com Ford Motor Co. says it is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within ...

AMi Accepting Emil Stanley Merit Award Scholarship Applications

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Emil Stanley Merit Award. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who works in an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member-busines...

Boyd Autobody & Glass Acquires Longtime British Columbia Licensed Partner

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the May 6th acquisition and opening on May 9th of a location operated by one of its long-time licensed partners. Boyd Autobody & Glass "Galaxie" has been a licensed partner in the program since 1997 and has operated ...

Mitchell Selects Winners of 14th Annual AutocheX Premier Achiever Awards

Mitchell International announced the recipients of the 2015 AutocheX Premier Achiever Awards, honoring collision repair shops throughout the U.S. for exemplary customer service. The 14th annual Premier Achiever Awards honor repairers that cons...

S/P2 Surpasses 25 Million Tests Taken

S/P2, an online safety training program, announced that its 25 millionth test has been taken. In 2016 alone, there have been more than 1 million tests administered within the platform. S/P2 saw a 24-percent increase in tests taken in 2015, and 201...

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