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NHTSA Finalizes Air Bag On-Off Switch Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized its rulemaking for retrofitting on-off switches for air bags. Currently, NHTSA has a regulation that allows automobile dealers and repair businesses to install retrofit on-off switches for air bags in vehicles owned by anyone who has requested and received approval of one by the agency. It

Team PRP Adds Y-Yard Auto & Truck to Network

Effective September 1, Y-Yard Auto & Truck, Inc., located in Effingham, Ill., became the latest automotive recycler to join the Team PRP network. This addition increases Team PRP’s nationwide association to 126 members. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Y-Yard to our membership,” said Kent Rothwell, owner of Weaver Parts and chair of

Industry Members to Be Honored at ASRW Awards Celebration

Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce a new celebration to honor the outstanding work of the industry’s finest at the ASRW Industry Awards Friday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La. Tickets for the ASRW Industry Awards may be purchased online for

NABC Golf Event Fundraiser Opens Online Registration

Interested participants and sponsors of the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Golf Event Fundraiser can now register online for the event, which will take place Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Online forms are now available at www.autobodycouncil.org for players and sponsors wishing to participate. They simply click a link, fill out the form, and submit it.

The Carlyle Group to Buy DuPont Performance Coatings Business for $4.9 Billion

“…we have determined that DPC’s full growth potential would be best realized outside DuPont and through the sale to Carlyle,” says DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman.

SCRS to Offer Free Vehicle Technology RDE Session at SEMA Show

Kim Hazelbaker of the Highway Loss Data Institute will answer the question, “Is New Vehicle Technology Endangering Your Business?”

BASF Hires New Distribution Services Manager for Automotive Refinish Business

Karen Broccardo will be responsible for sales forecasting, ColorSource distribution administration and other duties.

CollisionSystems to Host ‘Competing in 2013 and Beyond’ Seminar Sept. 19

Seminar aimed at showing body shop owners how other successful shop operators and groups are gaining market share in a challenging business environment.

AASP-MA Offers Tool Grants Through Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts (AASP-MA) will offer tool grants through the Collision Repair Education Foundation next spring that will be available exclusively to Massachusetts collision students. The tool grants will be funded by AASP-MA members and local industry through several fundraisers the organization has planned. Massachusetts collision students will be able

Sherwin-Williams Digital Marketing Seminars to Take Place in Omaha and Minneapolis

The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes A-Plus Network University, along with Summit Software and Marketing, will again conduct their successful Digital Marketing advanced business classes Sept. 26 in Minneapolis and Sept. 27 in Omaha. Designed specifically for collision repair facilities, both classes will be held in the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites

September GCIA Meeting to Feature State Farm’s George Avery

Discussion of PartsTrader program to take place Sept. 20 in Marietta at Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association headquarters.

AASP-MA to Offer Parts Procurement ‘Straight Talk’ at Statewide Meeting

Sept. 12 meeting will offer updates, reactions to parts bidding issue from SCRS’s Aaron Schulenburg, CCRE’s Tony Lombardozzi and others.