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DuPont Performance Coatings Now Accepting Entries for 2014 Calendar Competition

Owners, painters of vehicles painted with brand’s products can compete for cash prizes, spot in next year’s calendar.

CCC Information Services Makes 2012 Crash Course Report Update Available

Aging vehicle population’s effect on insurers and repairers being watched closely.

CARSTAR Launches New Website

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator (MSO), has recently launched a completely new website – www.CARSTAR.com. The site has been designed to serve consumers looking for a quality body shop, for independent shop owners who are considering joining CARSTAR, and insurance professionals.   The new site’s navigation and map-driven Store Locator

Sherwin-Williams to Host Annual Vision Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

A-Plus Network event will offer training, industry speakers and group breakout sessions.

American Honda Launches ProFirst Body Shop Recognition Program

Program promotes correct, complete and safe repair of Honda and Acura vehicles; offers support to shops committed to customer service.

H&V Collision to Promote Workplace Fire Safety with State Labor Department

H&V Collision Centers of New York, the largest independently owned collision repair company in the Capital Region, will partner with state, federal and local departments to ensure workplace and fire safety on October 24, 2012.         The fire training will be conducted by the state Department of Labor along with the federal Occupational Health

Dave McBroom, President of the Florida Autobody Collision Alliance, Passes Away at 67

McBroom, also president of Sunbeam Autobody in Jacksonville, was committed to raising the professional image of the collision repair industry.

Wedge Clamp Systems Opens New Facility in Suzhou, China

Through a partnership with Craftsman Collision, Wedge Clamp has opened a new facility in Suzhou, China. The facility includes a 20,000-square-foot Craftsman Collision body shop, and within that, an 8,000-square-foot Wedge Clamp office and training facility.  “We first went to China in 2005, but it was difficult to find the right distributors,” sais Wedge Clamp

Service King Raises $25,000 in First Annual Helping a Hero Golf Tournament

Service King Collision Repair Centers, San Antonio market, recently hosted its first annual golf tournament raising $25,000 for the Helping a Hero organization. Helping a Hero is a non-profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel that have been severely injured in the war. Their principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying

PartsTrader Releases Efficiency Study

Study intended to act as early benchmark in PartsTrader’s ongoing communication with repairers.

NHTSA Declares Dangers of Counterfeit Airbags

Airbags look identical to certified, original equipment, but testing has shown malfunctioning ranging from non-deployment to expulsion of metal shrapnel.

Carfax Implements Free Airbag Checks for Customers

Carfax issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA)/Department of Transportation on the use of counterfeit airbags:         “This announcement underscores the importance of checking the history of used cars,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “Airbags are one of most crucial parts of