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Service King and Allstate Donate F-150 to Phoenix Family Promise

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it partnered with Allstate Insurance on Aug. 27th, to donate a refurbished 2004 F-150 to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix as part of the two organizations’ continued commitment to the NABC Recycled R...

Australian Motorsport Great Tapped to Promote Original Parts

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced that Australian motorsport great Mark Skaife OAM has joined the call in raising awareness of the importance of using genuine parts in vehicle repairs with his appointment as the Genuine Is...

National Automotive Service Task Force Appoints Committee Co-Chairs

The Board of Directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced the appointment of Jessie Korosec of the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) and Valerie Sullivan of American Honda as the 2015-2016 co-chairs of the NASTF Commun...

Quality Parts Coalition Launches National Education Campaign

The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) announced it is taking its consumer education campaign on alternative collision repair parts around the country. The campaign is visiting county fairs and regional fall festivals with stops scheduled in Illinois, Ne...

Martin Senour Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Training Schedule

The Martin Senour Company announced its 2015 fourth quarter training schedule, with courses running from October 5th to November 16th. The training courses emphasize painter certification and maximizing shop profits, and will be held at Martin Senour...

WIN Increases Presence at NACE | CARS, Sees Membership Growth

The Women’s Industry Network announced that members, sponsors and supporters were a "dominant" force at the NACE | CARS Expo & Conference held July 21-25 at the COBO Center in Detroit. Sixteen member volunteers were on hand to staff the WIN ...

How They Work: Spray Guns

    Do you know where the oil dipstick is located on a 1926 Cadillac? I didn’t either until I spent a week in Detroit last month. For those of you who may have missed NACE | CARS this year, it was a great show. There was a lot of information pro...

    Technical: Plastic Repair

      In my journeys through shops all over, I get a lot of questions about equipment training and procedures. Lately, a lot of the focus has been on aluminum repair and the equipment needed for it. The second subject most asked about is plastic repair. Of...

      Technical: Aluminum - Just Another Change

        Aluminum isn’t difficult, just different. That has been the resounding mantra spread throughout the collision repair industry by instructors ever since a minor panic attack was set off by Ford’s introduction of the all-aluminum F-150 pickup truck...

        Technical: Carbon Fiber Structural Repair - Black Magic?

          Is carbon fiber structural repair really black magic? The answer, of course, is no. It’s true that carbon fiber structural components such as “tubs” are a relatively new technology for high-volume production street cars, but structures like...

          Management: Taking Charge

            I’m often shocked by the apathy I see in our industry. I can say that because I’ve spent a lifetime in body shops. I’ve been inside them since I was seven years old. Start Small When I go into a shop to help fix a problem, the answers are...

            Ask the Expert: Other Party's Negligence Caused My Rates to Go Up!

              My wife’s vehicle was damaged in an accident when the other driver failed to yield. Although the at-fault driver was cited, their insurer initially denied liability (until they finished their investigation). And because I was a third-party claimant...

              From the VP: So You Want to Open Up a Body Shop?

                I recall the days when technicians would use chains, put a car in reverse and straighten frames off a telephone pole – all while holding up traffic on a busy street, repeating the process over and over until it “looked” right. How about the...

                Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Rates 19 New Models for Front Crash Prevention

                The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its yearly ratings for front crash prevention systems, and more than a dozen new models have earned its highest rating of superior. The Institute rates vehicles as basic, advanced or s...

                Sherwin-Williams Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Training Schedule

                Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently announced its latest fourth quarter 2015 collision repair industry courses and training sites that will be available from Oct. 7th through Dec. 7th. According to Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams Automotive ...

                Wedge Clamp Opens U.S. Office with Official Launch Party

                Wedge Clamp Systems announced it held its official U.S. opening at a luncheon event on August 20th at the company’s new Long Beach, Calif., headquarters. A group of visitors including car dealers, body shop owners and insurance company repre...

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