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SEMA Hall of Fame Selects Chip Foose as 2016 Inductee

From aftermarketNews.com Internationally acclaimed automotive designer and master fabricator Chip Foose has been selected by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as an inductee into the organization’s prestigious SEMA Hall of Fame....

J.D. Power: Large US Auto Insurers Drag Industrywide Customer Satisfaction Down

After improving in each of the past two years, a decline in satisfaction among the nation’s largest auto insurers is driving overall industry satisfaction downward as customers react negatively to the perception of price increases, according to the...

I-CAR Announces Lineup of Classes, Demos and Experts for NACE | CARS 2016

I-CAR is returning to the annual NACE | CARS 2016 Expo & Conference in the Anaheim Convention Center in California, August 9-13, with a new lineup of insights, instruction and information to help advance the knowledge and skills of collision repa...

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Audatex Introduces Shop Recoverables Tool

Audatex, a Solera Company, and a leading provider of software and technology solutions for collision repair and automotive insurance industries, has a new tool that can help collision repair shops recover all the materials and labor operations common...

Complete NACE | CARS OEM Training Schedule Announced

The complete NACE | CARS 2016 OEM Training schedule has been released. Thursday, August 11th 9:30-10:30 a.m. COMPLIMENTARY OEM TRAINING FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES: Introducing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – with John Hughes, MOPAR Collisi...

IHS: Telematics Revenue to Reach $4.2B by 2021

From Tire Review New forecasts from IHS Automotive are predicting global revenue from automotive telematics systems to reach $4.2 billion by the end of 2021. This is a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 19 percent. Data from the I...

Allstate Reveals Safest Cities for Drivers

For the first time ever, Brownsville, Texas, is the safest-driving city on Allstate's 12th annual America's Best Drivers Report. The report serves as an important safe-driving reminder as motorists prepare to hit the roads for the July Fourth holiday...

Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire Dura Coat Products

Axalta Coating Systems announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dura Coat Products, a prominent manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and related markets in North America. Pursuant to the agreement, Axalta will initi...

Certified Collision Group Expands Executive Management Team

Certified Collision Group (CCG) announced the appointment of Ernie Laky to the position of vice president of procurement. Laky provides more than 30 years of experience in creating, negotiating and growing strategic partnership relationships withi...

US House Committee Holds Hearing on DOL Overtime Rule

On June 9th the U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, “Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their Employees.” The hearing addressed the repercussions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL)...

Snap-on Unveils Aluminum Dent Puller Kit

The top-selling Ford F-150 has already adopted the aluminum body. Manufacturers including BMW, Jaguar and Toyota are also adopting the trend in anticipation of fuel efficiency standards that must be implemented by 2025. By replacing steel with alumin...

Assured Performance Appoints Bob Keith Senior Director of Compliance & Education

Assured Performance has announced the appointment of Bob Keith as senior director of Compliance & Education. Keith will assume responsibility for managing the network of over 300 shop inspector auditors across North America. His role will also ov...

National Auto Body Council to Host 2nd Annual Northeast Regional Golf Fundraiser

The National Auto Body Council has announced its 2nd Annual Northeast Regional Golf Fundraiser will be held Thursday, Aug. 4th, at the Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, N.J. Three vehicles will be gifted to deserving families as part of the ...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Releases Mid-Year Report

  The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that Board of Trustees Chair Stacy Bartnik has released a mid-year report highlighting the organization's successes in the first half of 2016: Collision Industry Friends and Contacts,...

Irish Soccer Fans Dent Car, Then Miraculously Fix It

Pundit Arena reported that, after an overeager soccer fan from Ireland damaged a car by standing on it in order to achieve higher ground during the European Championships in France, other Irish soccer fans began stuffing money in the door to pay...

AASP-MN Holds 22nd Annual Golf Outing

On June 21st, 112 golfers and 25 sponsoring companies enjoyed a day of golfing and socializing at the 22nd Annual Alliance of Automotive Service Providers-Minnesota (AASP-MN) Golf Outing at Keller Golf Course, Maplewood, Minn. The team from La...

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