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NACE | CARS 2016 Preview

MSO Symposium Thursday, August 11th 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Industry Update PRESENTER: Vincent Romans, founding principal and managing partner, The Romans Group Romans will report on the growing consolidation of the MSOs in the U.S...

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...

Is an Overhaul Imminent for Insurance Companies?

The New York Times wrote recently that as Internet-connected and driverless cars roll onto our roadways, traditional motor insurers will need to adapt to ward off competition from car manufacturers. Insurers have struggled for years to make a prof...

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Receives Technical Approval from Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group has entered into a corporate agreement with Sherwin-Williams and approved the Sherwin-Williams refinish paint brand for use at Volkswagen Group brands (VWPC, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, and VWCV) certified collision repair facilities in N...

New Project Aims to Decrease the Cost of Carbon Fiber, But Can it Replace Steel?

Engineering.com reported that the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) recently announced a project aimed to decrease the cost of carbon fiber automotive structural parts by 15 percent for target components. What make...

Tsunami Releases Video on Best Practices for Compressed Air Plumbing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KKCwfvqoNs&feature=youtu.be Compressed Air System Basics Plumbing a compressed air system may sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be that way. By understanding a few key concepts discussed in...

I-CAR Launches Vehicle and Technology Specific Training Product Line

I-CAR announced the launch of its Vehicle and Technology Specific Training product line that conveys OEM-specific, model-specific and technology-specific knowledge designed to help the collision repair industry facilitate complete, safe and quality r...

Service King Named Among Top Places to Work in San Antonio

For the second consecutive year, the San Antonio Business Journal tabbed Service King Collision Repair Centers as one of the best places to work in South Texas. The announcement came as part of the publication’s annual “Best Places to Work” sur...

Germany Plans to Make Black Box Mandatory in Self-Driving Cars

The Times of India reported that Germany is planning new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources ...

Ten Stores Recognized at Annual CARSTAR Conference

At the annual CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts conference in New Orleans, 10 CARSTAR stores were recognized by Mitchell as recipients of the 2014 AutocheX Solution Premier Achiever Award. “Mitchell is honored to recognize repair shop owners who ...

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