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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...

Auto Body Shop Owner Crashes Car Instead of Fixing It

Actionnewsjax.com in Jacksonville, Fla., reported that the State Attorney's Office is currently reviewing the case of a local auto body shop owner accused of loaning out his customers' vehicles. Criminal charges could be filed. Action News reporte...

I-CAR's Appraiser Platinum Designation Gains Traction with USAA

I-CAR announced it is working with leading insurers such as USAA to help infuse the information, knowledge and skills necessary into the industry workforce to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. USAA, one of the top 10 property and casualt...

Automotive Body Parts Association Files Brief in Support of Antitrust Case

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition filed by Felder’s Auto Parts of Louisiana to overturn the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of Felder’s a...

Ford Begins Implementation Phase in Development of Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced it has moved from the research to the implementation phase of autonomous vehicles. Its Smart Mobility plan will now include new strategic areas of focus, new pilot programs and new mobility product experiments. Smart M...

US Miles Driven Nears 1 Trillion in First Quarter

From aftermarketNews.com. New estimates recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first four months of the year, topping the p...

Nagy's Collision Centers Introduces New Office Manager

Nagy’s Collision Centers announced the addition of Katie Killough to the management team at their location in Doylestown, Ohio. Killough is responsible for delivering friendly and efficient customer service, and providing accurate and timely organi...

CARSTAR Recognizes Store Anniversaries at Annual Conference in San Diego

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts recently recognized the anniversaries and accomplishments of some of its longest-tenured storeowners. At their conference in San Diego, Calif., North America’s largest multi-shop operator network honored more than ...

How They Work: Refinishes

    On one Saturday afternoon in April, after having driven most of the morning, we pulled into the parking lot. I was extremely excited to get out of the house for the weekend. Exiting the car, the spring air hit my face with its warm embrace and the su...

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