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BodyShop Business Now Accepting 2015 Executive of the Year Nominations

BodyShop Business is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Executive of the Year Award. Two awards will be granted: one for a single-shop executive, and one for a multi-shop executive. Any person employed in a collision repair shop as a manager or p...

WFTS Tampa Bay ABC Action News Spotlights Body Shops' Federal Suit Against Insurers

WFTS Tampa Bay ABC Action News ran a story on Jan. 29 on the federal lawsuit involving 400 body shops across the country and some of the largest auto insurers in the country who they accuse of taking shortcuts and authorizing unsafe repairs. The T...

Water-Based Paint Like Solvent

Auto Air Color's new AutoBorne Sealers are water-based paints with an application resembling solvent-based. The 12 color-keyed sealers are easy to apply, fast drying and simple to use. Superior adhesion Light, fast and durable Tinted, improvi...

Improved Adhesion and Ease of Sanding

When car manufacturers began to use aluminum, Evercoat was the first to develop products that perform well on aluminum. Starting with Rage and Metal Glaze and continuing with their newest technology…Rage Ultra and Metal Glaze Ultra with EcoResin. ...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Seeking Sponsor for 45 Schools in Need of New Flooring

Industry companies are being asked to consider adopting one (or several) local collision school programs to enhance their professional appearance by sponsoring the purchase of new epoxy floor coating through the Collision Repair Education Foundat...

Kaeser Publishes New Blog Entry on Dangers of Using PVC Piping in Compressed Air Systems

Kaeser Compressors, Inc. has published a new blog entry to company blog Kaeser Talks Shop. This blog entry covers reasons why PVC may not be the best piping choice material for a compressed air system. "PVC may be lightweight and inexpensive," sai...

Home Team Loss Boosts Collision Claim Rates Around NFL Stadiums, HLDI Finds

The rate of collision claims from ZIP codes around NFL stadiums is higher on days when the home team loses or ties than when it wins, a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows. HLDI analysts looked at collision claims for ZIP c...

NHTSA Plans to Add Two Automatic Emergency Braking Systems to Vehicles

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to add two cutting-edge automatic emergency braking systems to the recommended advanced safety features included under its ...

PartsTrader Announces Launch of PartsTrader Rewards

PartsTrader has announced the launch of the PartsTrader Rewards program. PartsTrader has also announced redemption partnerships with 2014 SEMA New Product Award runner-up 6-Hands, LLC, Shoot Suit Inc. and two-time NACE product award winner, Goliath C...

How Do I Use My "Numbers" to Build My Business?

I am not really sure who to turn to here and I was hoping you could help or lead me in the right direction. Quick background: I grew up in my dad's shop. We are not a production shop but focus more on motorhomes, custom work and restorations. We ...

Collision Industry Foundation, Snap-on Replace Soldier's Stolen Tools

The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced that it gifted a Snap-on toolbox and tools to a military veteran at the recent Collision Industry Conference meeting in Palm Springs, Calif. Over the course of his military career spanning thre...

Sherwin-Williams Announces Spring EcoLean Training in Phoenix

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced that its next EcoLean Level 1 workshop will be held March 3-4, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Phoenix Airport Marriott and Swift Transportation. The EcoLean Level 1 workshops from Sherwin-Williams are...

National Auto Body Council Adopts New Bylaws, Adds New Leadership Positions

The Board of Directors of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced the election of a new Executive Committee based on the recent adoption of the organization’s revised bylaws creating additional leadership positions. The new executive lea...

PPG 2015 Show Truck Tour Dates Released

PPG Automotive Refinish has announced the 2015 appearance schedule of its colorful show truck, a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. This year, it sports a new paint scheme that highlights the colors, graphics and special effects ...

Insurance Auto Auctions Adds to Presence in Northeast Region

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, announced the reopening of its facilities in Providence, Rhode Island and Altoona, Pa. "The reopening o...

Car Purchases Expected to Soar in 2015, Says Huntington Bank Survey

Huntington Bank’s Third Annual Midwest Economic Index reveals 16 percent of consumers definitely will purchase a car in 2015. The response represents a 10 percent increase over definite intent for car purchases in 2014 and, Huntington states, is a ...

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