Top 5 Stories of the Week

Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on bodyshopbusiness.com during the week of Aug. 29.

Active Shooter: Taking Action During the Unthinkable

You may think you’re powerless to prevent an active shooter event from happening in your business, but you can be armed with the knowledge to take quick and smart action when faced with this type of situation.

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KBS Coatings Introduces Fusion FPP Flexible Plastics Primer

KBS Fusion FPP promotes a tight bond between difficult-to-paint flexible surfaces and most varieties of top coats.

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Mitchell Accelerates Total Loss Settlements for Auto Insurers

Mitchell announced that its advanced vehicle valuation solution now delivers full lender coverage and automated tax and fee calculations for total loss claims.

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I-CAR Announces New Board Chair

The I-CAR Board of Directors has announced that Jim Guthrie, president of Car Crafters, Inc., has been elected to the role of board chair.

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NABC, USAA Donate Five Recycled Rides to Veterans

Five deserving Georgia veterans and their families were recently presented with NABC Recycled Rides vehicles, all donated by USAA.

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The new strut assemblies cover over 15 million vehicles, expanding the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

PRT announced it has launched 94 new complete strut assemblies in North America, cover over 15 million vehicles in and expand the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

The new components are for light-duty vehicles, SUVs and pickups and include important models such as the Mazda CX-5, Toyota Prius and BMW X-1, in addition to brand-new applications for the 2022 Honda Pilot, 2023 Ram ProMaster 1500 and 2023 Chevrolet Silverado, among others.

SEMA Announces Board of Directors Selection Results

SEMA members vote Bill Bader, Doug Lane, Kelle Oeste, Kim Pendergast and Melissa Scoles to lead the association.

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Matthew’s Auto Supplies Invites AASP/NJ Members to Free Training Event

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ASE President Addresses Industry on Accreditation Process

Dave Johnson emphasizes that automotive program accreditation ensures that students are taught the important skills that employers are looking for when hiring entry-level automotive service professionals.

California Governor Passes on Zero-Emission Aftermarket Conversion Project

Senate Bill 301 aimed at incentivizing the conversion of gas and diesel-powered cars into zero-emission vehicles was vetoed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.