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 Sept. 4.

Milwaukee Introduces Next-Gen M18 FUEL Impact Wrenches 

These wrenches deliver more power, speed and durability in application while maximizing ergonomics with light and compact designs.  

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Crash Champions Expands in New Jersey

Crash Champions announced the acquisition of Terry’s Auto Body in Whippany, N.J., and Towne Auto Restoration in Randolph, N.J.

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FinishMaster Announces 4th Annual Hood Master Challenge

The goal of the Hood Master Challenge is to showcase the true talent possessed by painters in the collision repair industry.

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A Victory for Veterans in Daytona

NASCAR Racing Experience and NABC Recycled Rides program join together to donate a refurbished vehicle to a deserving Daytona-area veteran.

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Tech Shortage Highlighted at ASE Education Foundation Conference

Automotive expert Bogi Lateiner discussed how to develop new initiatives to create a culture of inclusiveness in schools and the workplace.

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The 2025 Auto Care Factbook projects the total light-, medium- and heavy-duty automotive aftermarket to hit $617.3 billion industry in 2027.

The Auto Care Association has released its 2025 Auto Care Factbook and 2025 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual, which indicates that, despite challenges such as persistent inflation, the aftermarket demonstrated resilience with total U.S. light duty aftermarket sales growing by 8.6% in 2023 to $392 billion — surpassing the previous year’s projections of 8.1%. Light vehicle growth in 2024 is expected to be at a robust 5.9%, with the total light, medium and heavy duty automotive aftermarket now expected to be a $617.3 billion industry in 2027. 

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Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on bodyshopbusiness.com during the week of June 10.

Collision Careers Enhances Web Presence, Debuts New Video

The updated website now includes career path details and downloadable resources for parents, educators and school advisors as well as a new, engaging video.

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SUN Collision Brings Back Thank You Thursdays Sweepstakes

SUN Collision is celebrating Automotive Service Professionals Month in June with the return of its “Thank You Thursdays!” sweepstakes.

Snap-on TSS Onsite at SkillsUSA in Atlanta

Snap-on Total Shop Solutions (TSS) products will be on display and included in the competition at the 2024 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Related Articles – NABC to Host Third Golf Fundraising Event of 2024 – Honda Starts Production on 2025 Honda CR-V Fuel

NABC to Host Third Golf Fundraising Event of 2024

The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Foundation will host the third golf fundraising event of 2024 Sept. 9 at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo.

Honda Starts Production on 2025 Honda CR-V Fuel Cell EV

The all-new CR-V e:FCEV is the first production hydrogen FCEV in the U.S. to combine an all-new U.S.-made fuel cell system with plug-in EV charging capability.