Technicians

GARMAT USA has announced the return of the immensely popular Garmat Sharp Shooter contest for shop owners and paint techs.  The contest which began in 2011 was designed to recognize quality paint techs and shop owners that use Garmat equipment. Grand Prize includes a...
PPG has announced that registration is now open for the Fall MVP Business Solutions Conference at the luxurious Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The keys to driving toward a competitive edge and to stay well ahead of...
Dr.  Jingguo Shen, Senior Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented research from an international collaboration on coating film formation at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Shen...








Many emergency responders will cut the battery cables when there is apparent electrical damage. The storage facility that this Ford Escape came from tried to jump the “dead” battery several times, not noticing that the negative...
One of the more popular terms tossed around anytime when shops talk business is stakeholders. A stakeholder is anyone who is affected by your business (its objectives, policies and actions) and therefore has an interest in it. Stakeholders can include a shop's owners,...
It’s no surprise Darryl Hollenbeck is obsessed with cars, especially the classics. The roots of the Hollenbeck family tree reach down to some of the first repair shops in California and on up to the start of Oakland’s custom scene. At age 21, he started his...
Have you heard about the 2015 Aluminum F-150? Of course you have, unless you’ve been living in a paint booth somewhere. Aluminum is the topic du jour and the hype is only escalating.
The collision repair industry has been through significant changes before and has...
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched their first iteration of the Repairer Driven Education series at the SEMA Show in 2010, and with annual adjustments to the format and content it has become one of the most comprehensive programs of collision repair...
ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional collision and automotive service repair industries, has launched ALLDATA Mobile for collision shops.
"Productivity equates to profitability in...
There’s no shortage of performance metrics an auto body repair shop can track, but quickly honing in on leading indicators can take some effort. CCC has made performance management simple through its redesigned CCC ONE® Indicators 2.0. CCC ONE Indicators 2.0...
For the first six months of 2014, manufacturers participating in the CAPA program have certified 61 percent more part applications than they did in the first six months of 2013. In addition, they have put 30 percent more CAPA Certified parts into the market than they did in...
Diamonds Standard which currently owns the industry distinction of being the first manufacturer to receive independent certification on automobile bumper reinforcements in both high strength steel and high strength 7000 alloy aluminum now will apply for CAPA certification...
OEConnection LLC, the parts e-commerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, has launched a new version of the CollisionLink Shop application.  New CollisionLink Shop provides access to OEM-quality part illustrations...
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Nick Notte, former president of Sterling Autobody before its acquisition by Service King, is launching a new company — International Paintless Dent Repair.
Serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Notte is taking the next big step in the...
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DETROIT — Two horses, without intervention of their riders, would avoid each other if they met on a trail. Transportation has greatly evolved since the days of horse and rider, but is still honoring these most basic principles — technology is soon to...