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3D Auto Body & Collision Centers Announce Expansion

3D Auto Body & Collision Centers President David Niestroy announced the addition of 3D’s sixth location in the Greater Philadelphia market. 3D’s newest facility is located in Conshohocken, Pa., and will employ European technology that uses...

Chief Introduces Three-Phase, High Amperage MIG/MAG Welder

Chief has expanded its line of inverter synergic pulse MIG/MAG welders to include its first three-phase, high-amperage model, the MultiMig 621. The MultiMig 621 can be used to weld and braze aluminum, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-...

Self-Driving Car Advocates: Feds Should Be Setting Safety Rules, Not Individual States

USA Today reported that Chris Urmson, the chief architect of Google’s seven-year-old autonomous car program, has delivered a clear message to federal administrators on safety and regulations for self-driving cars. Urmson explained during an ...

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Globaljig Equipment Featured in New Area of Chief Website

The Globaljig Presented by Chief line of benches and frame measuring equipment is now featured in a new section of the Chief website at www.chiefautomotive.com/Global-Jig/. The user-friendly site uses visual images to help guide visitors through ...

Insurance Poll Reveals Drop in Rude and Aggressive Driving Acts

Even as traffic in the Northwest heats up, drivers may be cooling down. That's the upshot of the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance, which reveals a decline in the number of rude or aggressive acts local drivers witness from fellow motorists on the...

AASP-MN Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) has announced the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Carl Thomas of Lancer Service Auto Care, Bruce Tschida of Lake Marion Collision and Dave Bock of Auto Value Parts Stores/APH have join...

CIC Parts & Materials Committee Addresses ‘Opt-OE’ Parts

The Parts & Materials Committee of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), led by Co-Chair Chris Northup, took on a perplexing subject at the recent gathering in Seattle: “Opt-OE” or “Alt-OE” parts. It has been reported that collisio...

Class A Shop Debate Continues at CIC

A debate over a document that defines the “minimum recommended requirements for a Class A collision repair facility” continued at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Seattle on April 20th. In the end, a decision was made to eliminat...

Motor Guard Introduces Aluminum Spot Repair Tool

Motor Guard has released the new Magna-Stripper AL System (Model E-6100S), a soft, abrasive wheel that has been specially formulated to strip aluminum without heat, distortion or damage. The E-6100S quickly strips clearcoats, basecoats, primer co...

NACE | CARS Expands Expo Floor Plan

NACE | CARS 2016 has announced that significant exhibit space has been added to its expo floor plan to meet popular market demand. NACE | CARS meetings, co-located events and conference sessions are taking place August 9-14 in Anaheim, Calif. The...

WIN Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) announced that the scholarship winners for 2016 have been selected. Recipients of WIN scholarships have demonstrated their desire to excel in the field of collision repair and will receive tuition assistance as we...

CAPA Makes Standards Available to China Automobile Maintenance Industry Association

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced that it is making its standards available to the China Automobile Maintenance Industry Association (CAMRA), the organization at the forefront of the aftermarket part certification initiative...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the April 19th acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in Hudson, Ohio, previously operated as Clarke Collision Center. Hudson is in Northeast Ohio, about 28 miles south of Cleveland and 15 miles north of Ak...

BASF Automotive Refinish Names Employee, Salesperson of the Year

BASF’s Automotive Refinish Business announced it has named Richard Oster the 2015 North America Employee of the Year and Robert Alvarado 2015 North America Salesperson of the Year. The awards were presented at the first annual Coatings Impact A...

Groups Voice Opposition to California Department of Insurance Proposals

Insurance Journal reported that as the California Department of Insurance (CDI) stages hearings on proposed regulations that it says are "designed to give money to auto body repair shops," a handful of property/casualty insurance trade associations a...

Chief University Updates Hands-On Training Classes

Chief University, the training arm of collision repair equipment manufacturer Chief, announced it has improved and updated its curriculum for 2016. To make collision repair training as accessible as possible, Chief University will offer over 60 up...

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