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Early Exhibit Commitments Up for NACE | CARS 2015

The automotive repair and service industry will return to Detroit next summer July 21-July 25 for NACE | CARS 2015. With Industry Week coming together again, key companies are contracting for 2015 exhibit space at a record-setting pace. More than ...

Kaeser Compressors Breaks Ground on New Building Expansion

Kaeser Compressors has broken ground on a new building expansion to their headquarters in Fredericksburg, Va. Representatives from building contractor Emerald Construction, architect McKinney & Co., the Office of Economic Development and Touri...

I-CAR Launches New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Course

I-CAR has launched an all-new instructor-led course, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis and Safety (ALT03). This live, instructor-led, three-credit hour course is designed to enhance a collision repair professional’s understanding of how to s...

Auto Body Parts Association Launches Online Edition of Newsletter

The Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) announced it has launched an online edition of its association newsletter, Body Language. The site is also “mobile-friendly” for viewing on smart phones and tablets. "Our goals in switching from a print v...

Fix Auto Adds Nine New Franchises

Fix Auto announced the addition of nine new franchise locations, bringing the organization’s total to 67. The franchises considerably expand the geographical reach of the Fix Auto brand. Two locations mark Fix Auto’s entry into the hotly conte...

Idaho Collision Repairers Select National AutoBody Research to Implement Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey

National AutoBody Research (NABR) announced it has launched its Variable Rate System (VRS)/Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in Idaho, sponsored by the Idaho Autobody Craftsman Association (IACA). Instead of producing one prevailing rate, the...

American Family Insurance Sponsors $15,000 in Collision School Grants Through Collision Repair Education Foundation

American Family Insurance has awarded $15,000 in grants to four collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2014 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant,...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Three States

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has expanded for the third time in 30 days, in three separate states, and with three separate transactions. ABRA announced today the acquisition of Consolidated Collision Center in Park Forest, Ill., three CARS, ...

Deadline Approaching for 2015 ASA-Midwest Student Scholarship Application

ASA-Midwest announced that the deadline for applying for the 2015 ASA-Midwest Student Scholarship Application is Saturday, Dec. 20. Eligibility requirements: Applicant must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in high school and, if currently enrol...

Body Shop Owners Convene in Florida for Sherwin-Williams A-Plus Network Vision Group Conference

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes held its A-Plus Network Vision Group Conference Dec. 10-12 at the Naples Grande Resort in Naples, Fla., and 75 collision repair facility owners enjoyed a mix of sun, fun and learning via workshops and special pres...

CARSTAR Silver Hammer Donates Recycled Ride to Needy Family

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced that its Silver Hammer store in Omaha, Neb., has donated a refurbished Mercury Mariner to a young, single mother who is juggling obtaining an education with taking care of an infant son who requires speciali...

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Announces 2015 First Quarter Training Schedule

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced that it will again be offering numerous training sessions, the latest courses available in the first quarter 2015 from Jan. 5 through March 16. Participants will learn through a combination of classr...

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