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Service King's Chicago Growth Rolls On With Loro Auto Works Acquisition

Service King Collision Repair Centers, an multi-state operator of high-quality collision repair services, announced today further expansion in the Chicago metro area with the acquisition of Loro Auto Works. The merger marks Service King’s second...

Industry Support Requested for Upcoming Fundraisers Benefiting Collision School Programs

Several I-CAR volunteer committees and industry groups will be conducting golf fundraiser events that will raise needed money and awareness for their local high school and college collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Found...

Repairing Damage on a Diamond Frame

We have a 1970 Chevelle with a diamond frame. It is only off by 3/8" in the center section. The rigid main front structure is straight. The rear of the frame behind the main structure for the rear end attachment is straight, but the channel behind fo...

Women's Industry Network Announces Winners of 2015 Most Influential Women in Collision Repair Award

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced this year’s honorees for the Most Influential Women (MIW) of the collision industry for 2015. After reviewing nominations and interviewing a number of women, four industry leaders were selected to ...

Axalta Sponsors Recent Society of Women Engineers Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Axalta Coating Systems sponsored the recent Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Mid-Atlantic Region Conference and Career Fair. The event took place this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. The career fair provided college students and professionals an...

Service King Expands in Chicago

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced continued expansion in Chicago with the acquisition of Central Collision Centers. Service King now has 13 locations in the Chicago metro area. The acquisition of Central Collision Centers, a multi-lo...

Metropolitan Car-O-Liner to Exhibit at AASP-NJ Northeast Show

Car-O-Liner, a leading global provider of collision repair equipment to the automotive aftermarket, has announced that Metropolitan Car-O-Liner,  the U.S. distributor of Car-O-Liner products, will be exhibiting at AASP-NJ’s 38th Annual NORTHEAST...

Survey Finds Insurance Carriers Plan Increased Hiring for 2015

About two-thirds of insurance carriers expect to hire more employees this year, according to the semi-annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by the Jacobson Group and Ward Group. Sixty-six percent of all insurance companies intend to ...

Fast, Smooth and Quiet Surface Prep

Hutchins Manufacturing Co.'s ProFinisher model 700 is proudly made in America, as are all Hutchins sanders, and delivers unequalled performance in a lightweight, ergonomic package. Designed for rapid material removal, the 700, with its 5/16-in. offse...

Three-C Body Shops Files Lawsuit Against At-Fault Driver

On behalf of their customer, Three-C Body Shops has filed suit against the at-fault party due to their insurance company’s denials and underpayments. The complaint was filed in the Municipal Court of Franklin County in Ohio against Caleb Brickey...

Gunder's Auto Center Defeats Progressive's Motion to Dismiss and Invoke Appraisal Clause

The Honorable Judge Susan B. Flood of the County Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County has denied Progressive's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Ray Gunder of Gunder’s Auto Center acting on behalf of his customer and strike...

New AkzoNobel Sikkens Clearcoat Raises Bar On Sustainable Efficiency

With the introduction of AkzoNobel’s next generation Sikkens Autoclear EnergySelect LV urethane clearcoat, body shops across North America can achieve sustainable efficiency, performance and profitability in a universal, two-pack option. Autocle...

Easy-Spraying and Sandable Epoxy Primer

Southern Polyurethanes' Epoxy Primer not only has outstanding corrosion resistance but provides excellent adhesion to aluminum, metals, fiberglass and plastics. SPI Epoxy Primer sprays easy, lays slick and is easily sandable whether wet sanding, dry ...

Assured Performance Launches Certified Body Shop Locator for Insurers

Assured Performance announced the creation and launch of an insurer-facing Advanced Repair Capability (ARC) Certified Shop Locator at www.certifiedbodyshop.info. The site, developed and managed by Assured Performance, lists body shops that are certif...

PPG and NATM Bestow Load Trail with Green Manufacturing Award

PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) have named Load Trail, a Sumner, Texas-based manufacturer of custom-built trailers, as the recipient of the 2015 Green Manufacturing Award. The award presentatio...

CARSTAR Adds Virginia Body Shop to Network

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the addition of CARSTAR of Winchester to its network. CARSTAR of Winchester, which is owned by Alex Sowers and Chad Clovis, is now open at 3066 Shawnee Drive in Winchester, Va. The shop has been in busin...

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