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BASF Automotive Refinish Continues 25-Year Partnership with CARSTAR

BASF Automotive Refinish has signed an agreement with Driven Brands, extending its 25-year relationship with CARSTAR North America. As a preferred partner, BASF will continue to provide CARSTAR shops with its Glasurit and R-M paint systems across the...

Service King Welcomes 2017 Apprentice Development Class, Program Set to Double in Size

Service King Collision Repair Centers this week welcomed 23 new technicians into its ongoing Apprentice Development Program. The class represents the first of several formal launches slated for this year, which combined will double the Apprent...

Accudraft Italia Promotion Extended

Accudraft’s promotion has allowed new customers to purchase a top-quality unit for a low price. Accudraft has received such great feedback about this offer that they have decided to extend the promotion, allowing customers to still purchase an Accu...

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Hit the Brakes: AAA Test Reveals Not All Self-Braking Cars Are Designed to Stop

From aftermarketNews.com New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems – the safety technology that will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles – vary widely in design and performance. All the systems...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Seeking Support for High School and College Collision Programs

High school and college collision school programs across the country are beginning, and the Collision Repair Education Foundation is seeking the industry’s support in helping instructors with donated collision tools, equipment, supplies, products, ...

Jenny Products' Electric Horizontal-Tank Stationary Air Compressors

Jenny Products, Inc. offers a line of 22 electric two-stage, horizontal-tank stationary air compressors, entirely made in the U.S. Ideal for applications requiring greater pressure, the line displaces between 9.1 and 107.0 cfm at 175 psi. They featur...

National AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania

NABR announced the launch of the Pennsylvania VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA). The free online survey is available to all Pennsylvania collision repairers on the NABR websi...

Collision Industry Conference Hosts Body Shop Certification Panel

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has always aimed to tackle topical issues of the day in the collision repair industry, and the meeting at NACE | CARS  was no exception as they put body shop certification in their crosshairs. Certifica...

BodyShop Business Publisher Scott Shriber Receives ASA's Phoenix Award

BodyShop Business Publisher Scott Shriber was recently honored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division with the ASA Phoenix Award. Shriber received the award at the Celebration of Excellence and AMi Graduation held on Au...

NABC Announces September 2nd Deadline for 2017 Board of Directors Nominations

September 2nd is the deadline for nominations for seven open seats on the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) 2017 Board of Directors. NABC’s mission – to develop, implement and promote community initiatives that exemplify the professionalis...

July Hailstorm in Colorado Springs Sixth-Most Damaging in State's History

The Gazette reported a July 28th hailstorm in Colorado Springs was the sixth-most damaging event in Colorado history, triggering $352.8 million in claims for damage to homes and vehicles, an insurance industry trade group said August 22nd. The...

Mitchell International Appoints Jack Rozint Vice President of Sales & Service of Auto Physical Damage

Mitchell International announced Jack Rozint has joined the company’s Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit as vice president of Sales & Service, Repair. An industry veteran, Rozint has more than 20 years of information service experience...

CIC Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Discusses Pre- and Post-Repair Scanning

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Emerging Technologies Subcommittee took on a topic August 9th during NACE | CARS that has all the industry abuzz: pre- and post-repair scanning. The presentation was called, “To Scan or Not to Scan? That is ...

New Program in Buffalo, N.Y., Boosts Interest in Field of Collision Repair

The Buffalo News reported that area collision shop owners are getting together, not as competitors but as a group, to reverse the massive shortage of new, young talent in the industry. Around the same time that the Buffalo, N.Y., collision shop ow...

CDS Releases Next Generation of asTech2 Diagnostic Tool

Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS) has announced the release of the next-generation asTech2 diagnostic tool. The new asTech2 device, which is now shipping, will cover nearly all makes and models, 2008 and newer. In addition to launching a new mobile...

Service King Unveils 70,000-Square-Foot California Repair Center

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced that it has officially opened the doors to its much-anticipated 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art repair center in Milpitas, Calif. The mammoth repair center, which can repair more than 600 ...

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