BASF Refinish Coatings received General Motors Global Refinish approval for its Glasurit and R-M paint brands.
Recycled Rides
Four women were the recipients of refurbished vehicles from Recycled Rides during a presentation at NACE Automechanika 2017 in Chicago.
Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development, Collision Repair Education Foundation, presented a check of $22,500 to Kennedy-King College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, today at NACE Automechanika Chicago.
The new GM collision certification program will build on current training — and tools — focused programs, but it is much more comprehensive, adding standards for pre- and post-repair scanning, calibration, and overall repair.
Awards were announced for auto body repair shops achieving Excellence in Material Management. One shop is chosen from each of the Mike Anderson Axalta Business Council Groups.
Infusing heat and Nitrogen when spraying paint leads to less material usage, faster drying times and improved cycle time.
NACE Automechanika
“Is this the new normal?” Russell Thrall III, Editor in Chief of CollisionWeek, posed that question to panelists of the “Advanced Vehicle Technology Ensures that Pre- and Post-Scanning is Here to Stay!” portion of the Advanced
Sylvain Seguin, an employee at AkzoNobel since 2004, takes on the role after most recently serving as AkzoNobel’s Regional Sales Leader for Performance Coatings Vehicle Refinishes.
Vincent Romans
MSOs will continue to gain market share over the next four years, but a lot of the collision repair industry will still remain for smaller MSOs and independents to be successful.
A group of automotive video journalists, that represent an online audience of 500 million viewers per year, announced the formation of the Automotive Video Association (AVA).

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