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Axalta Announces Return of Iconic Rainbow Paint Scheme

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, Jeff Gordon, announced today on CBS This Morning the fan-favorite and one of the most iconic paint schemes in the history of motorsports. The rainbow paint scheme is s...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Once Again Just Days Following Acquisition Announcement

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced it acquired another repair center on June 29th, just days following the announcement that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 23 additional repair centers in the coming weeks in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Service King Unveils Apprentice Development Program

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the launch of the Service King Apprentice Development Program. The program offers a highly immersive, fully compensated 52-week training course developed to prepare incoming technicians for careers a...

Symach Installs Third Body Shop in Belgium

Symach, a company that was established in Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with the goal of creating fast paint drying methods, has sold a new body shop to Bogemans in Brussels complete with a range of products and the FixLine formula that Symach claims produ...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires 23 Kadel's Auto Body Locations in Pacific Northwest

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced a definitive agreement to acquire 23 Kadel’s Auto Body locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. The announcement is a strategic move underscoring ABRA’s ongoing a...

US House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Connected Cars

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade under the Energy and Commerce Committee recently held a hearing entitled, “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications and Connected Roadways of the Future.” During the hearing, members addr...

ASA Publishes Updated 'Not-Included Operations' Charts

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced it has released the latest update to its “Not-Included Operations” charts. The publication is available free to the industry and designed to ensure collision repairers consider all of the possibl...

Chief Automotive Technologies Bolsters Chief University Staff with New Instructors

Chief Automotive Technologies announced that it has bolstered its Chief University instructional staff by adding three instructors with diverse collision repair backgrounds to the in-house Chief University team. The new instructors, Ruben Castore...

Rival Self-Driving Cars Almost Collide in California

Reuters reported that two self-driving vehicles were involved in a near-miss collision in California this week. One prototype was operated by Google Inc. and the other was operated by Delphi Automotive. It’s believed to be the first such inciden...

Auto Body Shop Owner Crashes Car Instead of Fixing It

Actionnewsjax.com in Jacksonville, Fla., reported that the State Attorney's Office is currently reviewing the case of a local auto body shop owner accused of loaning out his customers' vehicles. Criminal charges could be filed. Action News reporte...

I-CAR's Appraiser Platinum Designation Gains Traction with USAA

I-CAR announced it is working with leading insurers such as USAA to help infuse the information, knowledge and skills necessary into the industry workforce to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. USAA, one of the top 10 property and casualt...

Automotive Body Parts Association Files Brief in Support of Antitrust Case

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition filed by Felder’s Auto Parts of Louisiana to overturn the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of Felder’s a...

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