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NABR to Present Two Variable Rate System Workshops in Texas

NABR announced that its Variable Rate System (VRS) Workshop, “It’s Now or Never! Calculate and Collect Market-Based Labor Rates Using the Variable Rate System,” will be held July 15th in Austin and July 16th in San Antonio. The workshops are sp...

The Collision Centers of New York Adds Fourth Location on Long Island

The Collision Centers of New York announced that it will be opening an 11,000-square-foot shop in Huntington, N.Y., the company’s fourth location on Long Island. “We want to continue to grow on Long Island, and this shop opens some new markets...

Kaeser Publishes New Blog Entry on Different Motor-Starting Methods

Kaeser Compressors, Inc., announced it has published a new blog entry to company blog Kaeser Talks Shop. This blog entry explains the differences between the four most common types of motor-starting methods. "Compressor and blower manufacturers...

RDA Provides Scholarships to Students at SkillsUSA

Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA), the largest national group of refinish jobbers dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops, announced it awarded scholarships to two of the best and brightest career and technica...

Service King Sweeps Texas-Area Best Places to Work Awards

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced a sweep of the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals’ Best Places to Work awards presented this month. Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in the very large business category at ...

Urethane Supply Company Hires New I-CAR Instructors for Plastic Repair Course

Urethane Supply Company announced the hiring of two new instructors who will deliver the company’s new I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course on plastic repair. “Introduction to Nitrogen Plastic Welding” is a three-hour course delivered in...

Axalta Announces Return of Rainbow Paint Scheme

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, Jeff Gordon, announced today on CBS This Morning the return of the rainbow paint scheme for the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS one last time under the lights at Bristol Mo...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Presence in Wisconsin

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced it acquired another repair center on June 29th, just days following the announcement that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 23 additional repair centers in the coming weeks in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Service King Unveils Apprentice Development Program

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the launch of the Service King Apprentice Development Program. The program offers a highly immersive, fully compensated 52-week training course developed to prepare incoming technicians for careers a...

Symach Installs Third Body Shop in Belgium

Symach, a company that was established in Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with the goal of creating fast paint drying methods, has sold a new body shop to Bogemans in Brussels complete with a range of products and the FixLine formula that Symach claims produ...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires 23 Kadel's Auto Body Locations in Pacific Northwest

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced a definitive agreement to acquire 23 Kadel’s Auto Body locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. The announcement is a strategic move underscoring ABRA’s ongoing a...

US House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Connected Cars

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade under the Energy and Commerce Committee recently held a hearing entitled, “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications and Connected Roadways of the Future.” During the hearing, members addr...

ASA Publishes Updated 'Not-Included Operations' Charts

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced it has released the latest update to its “Not-Included Operations” charts. The publication is available free to the industry and designed to ensure collision repairers consider all of the possibl...

Chief Automotive Technologies Bolsters Chief University Staff with New Instructors

Chief Automotive Technologies announced that it has bolstered its Chief University instructional staff by adding three instructors with diverse collision repair backgrounds to the in-house Chief University team. The new instructors, Ruben Castore...

A Variety of Clamps from WeschTools

WeschTools manufacturers a variety of clamps, including a curved clamp where the actuating jaw allows for getting around multiple curves and bends. With its heavy-duty pull rings, you can pull horizontal and vertical. The casted jaws keep this clamp ...

Rival Self-Driving Cars Almost Collide in California

Reuters reported that two self-driving vehicles were involved in a near-miss collision in California this week. One prototype was operated by Google Inc. and the other was operated by Delphi Automotive. It’s believed to be the first such inciden...

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