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S/P2 Introduces New Interviewing Course For Automotive Students

S/P2 has launched a new course, “Land That Job: Interview Skills for Automotive Students.” The course complements the S/P2 Automotive school courses, helping instructors prepare their students for the interview process. “We really saw a need...

PPG Refinish Products Granted Good Housekeeping Seal Of Approval

PPG Automotive Refinish has announced that several of its popular products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, long regarded as a trusted symbol of quality. The product lines receiving the Seal include Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus, ...

SCRS Offers Factors to Consider Before Investing in Aluminum Repair

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently sat down with representatives from the equipment and tooling sides of the industry, as well as several collision repairers who have made big investments in aluminum repair, to get their pers...

Congress Introduces Vehicle Safety Bill

Members of the energy and commerce committee and its subcommittee on commerce manufacturing and trade introduced a bill to enhance oversight, improve information-sharing and promote safety of American cars. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Frank Pallone ...

Louisiana Body Shop Owner Runs for Insurance Commissioner

Matt Parker, owner of Parker Auto Body in Munroe, La., announced his candidacy for insurance commissioner on March 2 for the Oct. 24 election. He will face off with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, who is seeking re-election. Both men are Republic...

Mitchell Hosts Auto Body Shop Boot Camp In St. Louis

Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and collision repair industries, will be hosting a local auto body shop boot camp for repair shops in the St. Louis area on Wednesday, Ma...

Seattle Body Shop Prevails in Suit Against Allstate

Haury’s Lake City Collision of Seattle, Wash., has prevailed over Allstate in an Assignment of Proceeds case aimed at recovering the difference between Haury’s estimate and Progressive’s estimate, as well as diminished value, court costs and at...

Does a Lienholder's Rights Take Precedent Over a Mechanic's Lien?

Does a small car dealership in Ohio, where one of our customers bought her car, have the right to repossess the car from us without paying the charges? We fixed the car and the owner spent the insurance money and defaulted on the loan. – Karen Wats...

Matrix Announces 2015 Collision Repair Training Schedule

Matrix Automotive Finishes released its 2015 collision repair industry training schedule and is now accepting enrollments. The industry-certified training includes a: Two-day program designed to educate jobber personnel about paint chemistry a...

Axalta Opens Waterborne Coatings Plant In Shanghai

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened a latest generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’s mo...

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

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced further expansion in the Chicago metro area with the acquisition of Loro Auto Works. The merger marks Service King’s second in the Chicago area this year as the company now extends services to cust...

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...

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