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Keystone Offers Wheel Finder Update Feature

Keystone Automotive announced that it has added a new, automatic update feature to its Wheel Finder CD. Customers who use the Wheel Finder CD (version 7 and higher) will now be able to regularly download updated information including model types and model years, as well as updated photos. To use the update feature, customers must

Audatex Releases Quarterly Industry Trends Publication

Audatex offers a new, quarterly collision repair publication. The publication, Audatex Directions, provides vehicle insurers and collision repairers with in-depth trends and analysis on the auto physical damage market, as well as global best-practice processes that can be implemented locally, in both the U.S. and Canada. Audatex is the North American subsidiary of Solera Holdings,

PPG Adds Ditzler Big Flake to Vibrance Collection

PPG Automotive Refinish recently introduced Ditzler Big Flake to its Vibrance Collection brand of custom colors and special effect finishes. Ditzler Big Flake consists of six large metallic flakes that produce a unique “retro” look when added to a basecoat or clearcoat finish. The new Ditzler Big Flake line is available in silver and gold,

Mitchell Acquires Fair Isaac Medical Bill Review Business Unit

Mitchell International has entered into an agreement to acquire the workers’ compensation medical cost-containment business of Fair Isaac Corporation. Fair Isaac provides medical cost-containment technology and services to the workers’ compensation industry through this strategic business unit by providing a comprehensive suite of medical bill review solutions, including its flagship technology Smart Advisor and its

Sturman Industries President Receives SAE Leadership Award

Carol Sturman, founder and president of Sturman Industries, is the recipient of SAE International’s J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders. She will be honored during the SAE 2008 World Congress Award Ceremony held April 15 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The Breed Award, established in 1999, recognizes a woman who has significantly contributed to

State of the Industry 2006

State of the Industry 2006 Too many shops, not enough work, not enough profit, too much insurer involvement and not enough business expertise on the part of shop owners are all contributing to the sorry state that is the collision repair industry. When repairers are discussing the state of the collision repair industry, I’m always

I-CAR Education Foundation and CCC Offer Student Scholarships

Originally introduced as the CCC Outstanding Student Technician Scholarship in 2006, CCC Information Services, in conjunction with the I-CAR Education Foundation, is again offering the CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Student Repair Technician Scholarship Program. The scholarship was renamed in 2007 to honor longtime CCC team member Michael Salvatore. The CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Student Repair

Quality Breathing Air

When used properly, this 20 scfm Personal Air Breathing Unit will work with the existing filtered compressed air supply, providing Grade “D” Breathable Air for a proper NIOSH approved respirator. With the provided 54” tool air hose assembly, it will allow for a bypass of air for a paint spray gun. This will allow for

New Buffing/Polishing Line

Conventional foam pads absorb polish too quickly, reducing performance since most of the polish is trapped below the working surface of the pad. CCS Technology solves this problem using strategic patterns of partially closed foam cells to gradually release polish as needed.

Better Soap for Cleaner Hands hand cleaner contains 17 interactive, bio-degradable ingredients, as well as micro-plastic scrubber that’s softer than skin. Also, the concentrated paste outlasts other hand cleaners 3 to 1.

Add-On Business Opportunity

Expand business opportunities with GatorHyde CG spray-on bedliner. In addition to truck bed applications, this rapid-curing polyurea spray provides outstanding durability and cosmetic appeal when coating pickup truck or SUV flared fenders, brush guards, rocker panels, tool boxes and bumpers.