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Axalta Announces Custom Finishes Calendar Competition

Axalta has announced the launch of its Custom Finishes Calendar Competition. The paint manufacturer is looking for motorized passenger vehicles including automobiles (imports or domestic), motorcycles, aircraft or watercraft, provided they are fin...

AASP-MN Loses Battle Over Steering, Parts Procurement Bill

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers-Minnesota (AASP-MN) announced that, with less than 24 hours before the constitutionally-mandated date for adjournment, AASP-MN provisions to close a steering loophole and prohibit insurer mandates for spec...

ASA Addresses EPA Over Potential Aerosol Spray Degreaser Rule

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiating the rule-making process to address identified risks associated with the use of trichloroethylene and other chlorinated solvents in aerosol spray degreasers, the Automot...

BodyShop News Takes a Holiday

We will not be distributing our e-newsletter on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Our normal schedule will resume on Wednesday, May 27. The staff of BodyShop Business wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday weekend!...

ASA Congratulates AudaExplore on Feather, Prime and Block Estimating Solution

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is applauding the recent efforts of AudaExplore, a Solera Company, on its creation of the industry’s first estimating software solution for feather, prime and block (FP&B). Whenever a panel is repaire...

Motorcar Parts of America Announces Acquisition of OE Plus

From aftermarketNews.com. Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) announced it has completed the acquisition of OE Plus LTD, a privately held remanufacturer of alternators and starters based in North Dighton, Mass. Terms were not disclosed. “This tra...

Fiat Chrysler Gives All-Aluminum Jeep Thumbs Down

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided against building an all-aluminum Jeep Wrangler, the company’s CEO told a Detroit crowd recently. The Toledo Blade reported that although the company still intends to use some aluminum in place of steel to cu...

S/P2 Partners with Green Garage Challenge to Offer Sustainability Training

S/P2 has partnered with Green Garage Challenge to provide online training for facilities that participate in the challenge in an effort to promote shop sustainability and expand its course offerings. “This partnership is a win-win for S/P2, Gree...

Kaeser Publishes New Blog Entry with Tips for Compressor Room Ventilation

Kaeser Compressors, Inc., has published a new blog entry to company blog Kaeser Talks Shop. www.kaesertalksshop.com. This blog entry gives four key considerations for compressor room ventilation. "Proper compressor room ventilation can help eli...

Update: OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Strong Gains for Toyota and Honda

Ford, General Motors, FCA US and Nissan collectively would have earned $2 billion more in operating profit last year had their supplier relations improved as much as Toyota's and Honda's did during the year. That's one of the significant concl...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the recipients of the scholarships in collision repair that were created to assist deserving students pursuing a career in the collision industry. These awards are part of over $200,000 in scholarsh...

CARS to Feature Expanded Mechanical Specialty and Technical Training

CARS, the event for automotive service professionals, announced its expanded agenda at the NACE | CARS 2015 conference and exposition, taking place at the COBO Center in Detroit July 21-25. The CARS program will feature more mechanical specialty and ...

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