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House of Kolor Announces Prestigious Painter Award Recipients

House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand, announced the winners of its 2017 Prestigious Painter Awards during the 2016 SEMA Show. House of Kolor has bestowed the title of “Prestigious Painter” to the top 12 painters in the industry for the...

SEMA VIDEO: Induction Innovations

Induction Innovations showcased its Inductor Pro-Max, Inductor Max and Inductor Lite products at the 2016 SEMA Show. Check out this video to see a demonstration of the Glass Blaster attachment on the Inductor Lite for easy removal of urethaned gla...

Axalta’s Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report Shows Strong Preference for Neutrals

Axalta Coating Systems announced it has released its Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report which confirms a continued global preeminence by white, while hints of colorful hues enliven traditional neutral colors to bring color back into t...

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Maryland Body Shop to Present Recycled Ride to Needy Family on Dec. 17th

Criswell Collision Center of Annapolis, Md., in conjunction with the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides program, Charity Cars and Allstate, will be presenting a 2010 Honda Odyssey van to Melissa Crockett and her family on December 1...

Electric Vehicles to Reach 15-35% of Vehicle Sales by 2040

From Tire Review IHS Markit has reported that although electric vehicles currently make up less than 1 percent of the total global car population, by 2040, this segment could reach up to 15 to 35 percent of total new vehicle sales globally. The ...

NJ and NY Collision Repairers Could See Significant Decreases in Labor Rates After State Farm Rezoning

Some New York and New Jersey collision repair facilities could stand to lose $15 to $16 per hour in labor rate based on a new method of calculating the prevailing competitive price by State Farm. In July 2015, State Farm announced it would be ma...

CARSTAR Launches New Website at CARSTAR.com

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced that its website, CARSTAR.com, has been redesigned. The new site, which launched Dec. 7th, has a sleek and simplified layout to provide customers with an easier browsing experience from their laptop, tablet...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Locations in Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. has announced the opening of three collision repair centers in Florida. The centers are located in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach and previously operated as Factory Spec Collision Centers. "These centers ...

PartsTrader and Fix Auto USA Agree on Parts Sourcing and Ordering

Fix Auto USA has signed an agreement for PartsTrader to be a recommended partner. PartsTrader’s platform will now be leveraged by Fix Auto’s independently owned and operated body shops for the benefit of their insurance carrier and vehicle owner ...

PPG-painted Supercar “Vicious Mustang" Debuts at SEMA

PPG announced that a PPG-painted 1965 Mustang owned by Chris Marechal and dubbed “Vicious Mustang” created quite the buzz at the 2016 SEMA Show. Marechal commissioned Jason Pecikonis and his crew at Timeless Kustoms in Camarillo, Calif., to...

Herkules Adds E-Commerce Capabilities to Website

Herkules Equipment Corporation has announced the addition of e-commerce capabilities to the company’s website. The first phase of the effort has just been launched, offering replacement pumps and pump kits for direct sale to the public at http...

Ford Motor Company of Canada Launches Body Shop Certification Program with Certified Collision Care

Ford Motor Company of Canada announced that it has launched the Ford National Body Shop Network to identify, certify and promote dealership and independent collision repair providers across all of Canada. Ford has selected Certified Collision Care, ...

Property Casualty 360 Lists Top 9 Insurance Fraudsters of 2016

Property Casualty 360 has listed the top 9 insurance fraudsters of 2016, one of whom is a body shop owner with mob ties who staged phony deer hits. According to Property Casualty 360's article, body shop owner Ron Galati of Philadelphia used d...

AAA Study Indicates Missing One to Two Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk

According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

PPG to Hold MVP Business Solutions Conference April 9-11 in Scottsdale, Arizona

PPG announced it be holding its annual spring MVP Business Solutions Conference April 9-11 at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale, Ariz. PPG’s MVP Conferences are open to owners and managers of collision centers using PPG Refinish products ...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Requests Product Donations and Collision Student Safety Kit Sponsorship

The Collision Repair Education Foundation is requesting year-end in-kind donations of products, tools, equipment and spare parts that will be distributed to high school and college collision school programs. These tax-deductible donations will provid...

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