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Measuring Software

X3 is the latest software advancement for Car-O-Tronic Vision. It features a VIN decoding system, suspension check, surface damage diagnosis and multimedia support for EVO – Car-O-Liner’s new modular anchoring, side support and universal parts holding system. Perform upper-body point-to-point measuring of most vehicles including full frames, light trucks and SUVs. Call (800) 521-9696 or

Wedge Clamp Systems, Inc. Announces Largest U.S. Install in Company History

Wedge Clamp Systems, Inc. has announced the opening of the largest Wedge Clamp installation in the history of the company at Jim Marsh Chrysler Jeep’s collision repair facility in Las Vegas. At 44,000 square feet and 78 total bays, the facility is one of the largest of its kind in the world. “We have the

Lancer Showcasing Rental Car Coverage at VIADA Expo

Lancer Insurance representatives will be on hand at the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s (VIADA) 48th Annual Convention and Expo to showcase the company’s services designed specifically for auto rental agencies and collision repair shops. Lancer provides commercial auto coverage to shops, allowing them to rent out vehicles rather than refer customers to traditional rental

Nearly 50 Percent of Maaco Shops Report Decreased Business

The slowing economy could be a boon to body shops – a decrease in new car sales means more aging cars could be in need of repair. However, a survey of 50 Maaco shops across the United States by information-gathering company TickerMine revealed that only 6 percent of shops saw an increase in business over

New Insurance Commissioner Appointed in Pennsylvania

Joel S. Ario, Pennsylvania’s acting insurance commissioner, was appointed insurance commissioner by a unanimous state senate vote July 3. Gov. Ed Rendell first nominated Ario for the position in June 2007. “Joel Ario is a highly qualified and seasoned administrator with a strong and proven record of fighting to protect the rights and needs of

American Commerce Insurance Expands to New Jersey Market

American Commerce Insurance, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts-based Commerce Group, has become the newest insurer to enter the New Jersey market and began writing policies in mid-June. American Commerce is the eighth company to be added to New Jersey’s auto insurance market since the state legislature loosened insurance regulations in 2003 and made it simpler

WIN Offering Businesses Free Web Exposure

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has introduced its “Diversity Works” program to spotlight collision repair businesses, educational institutions and industry associations that are committed to the advancement of women and minorities within the industry. Groups and businesses that promote and encourage diversity will be featured on WIN’s Web site,, so others can learn from

NACE On-Line Registration Now Open

On-line registration is now open for this year’s International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The NACE conference is slated for Nov. 5 through 8, and the exposition will be held Nov. 6 through 8. The conference will offer more than 50 educational sessions in six

New Connecticut Association Affiliates with SCRS

The recently formed Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists (CCRS) has become a Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) state affiliate. The CCRS says it’s committed to promoting industry unity within the state. "Finding common ground with insurers and other industry segments creates a positive and productive business climate for all involved parties," said CCRS Executive Director

DuPont is DEG’s Newest Platinum Sponsor

The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announced that DuPont has become a platinum sponsor and the first paint supplier to sponsor the DEG. Platinum sponsorship of the DEG requires a donation of at least $4,000 a year. “We were encouraged by Joe Mattos, on behalf of our Champion Jobber Network, to take a leadership role in

Collision on Wheels Signs Agreement With CCC Information Services Inc.

Warren, Mich.-based Collision on Wheels has signed a multi-year agreement with CCC Information Services Inc. Collision on Wheels is a mobile auto repair company that conducts dent repairs, painting and parts replacement at the homes and workplaces of customers. The agreement includes CCC Pathways Basic Plus Collision Estimating with an accounting interface and CCC’s Auto