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Shop Profile: Designing a Dream

Slick cement floors. Modern couches with clean lines. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Minimalistic design and decor. This is no dealership or tech company. This is Walker’s Auto Collision. Wayne Griffin, the director of operations for Walker’s, ...

BASF Boosts Research and Development for Automotive Coatings in Asia Pacific

BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. At the new state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the compan...

CARSTAR Appoints New Vice President of Franchise Development

CARSTAR announced the hiring of Sam Freeman as vice president of franchise development. Freeman enters this new role at CARSTAR after serving as the director of franchise sales for one of CARSTAR’s sister brands under the parent company of Driven B...

Axalta Coating Systems Acquires United Paint's Automotive Interior Rigid Thermoplastics Coatings Business

Axalta Coating Systems announced July 20th the acquisition of the automotive interior rigid thermoplastics coatings business of Michigan-based United Paint and Chemical Corporation. Production will temporarily remain at United Paint’s Southfiel...

Chief Expands Distribution Network in the Southeast and Midwest

Chief has added two distributors to its extensive sales and service network. New Orleans Equipment Company of Harahan, La., will support customers in Louisiana and south central Mississippi, while Collision Equipment Experts, Inc., of Lake in the Hil...

Dent Wizard Adds to Team in Mid-South Region

Dent Wizard International recently appointed Paul Spears as regional operations director for the company’s Mid-South Region. In this role, Spears will be responsible for leading Dent Wizard’s safety and compliance efforts, as well as provi...

Certified Collision Group Expands Executive Management Team

Certified Collision Group (CCG) has announced the appointment of Bob Cornelius to the position of director of business development, Eastern Region. Cornelius has more than four decades of experience within the insurance claims community in designi...

Mike's Auto Body Acquires 15th Location

Mike’s Auto Body has acquired a 14,000-square-foot facility in Vallejo, Calif., the company's 15th location. Strategically located near Highway 29 and in the heart of Vallejo's auto district, this state-of-the-art facility will increase the siz...

US Manufacturing Jobs Expected to be Harder to Fill Come 2025

From aftermarketNews.com According to an article from Fast Company, manufacturing positions will be among the top five hardest jobs to fill in the year 2025. The article cited a 2015 study from Deloitte that showed there will be a shortage of 2 mi...

Farécla Products Ltd. and Indasa Group Enter Partnership

Farécla Products Ltd. and the Indasa Group have announced the signing of a major strategic partnership for the distribution of Farécla Products in the USA, France, Germany and Brazil. This venture will strengthen both parties’ position within the...

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