Crashed cars and recycled cars share the limelight- all for a good cause --  at the National Auto Body Council’s booth at NACE/CARS 2014 in Detroit, July 31-August 1.
Service King
Blackstone, a US private equity group, has purchased a majority stake in Service King Collision Repair Centers, one of the industry’s largest MSOs. 
Bumper quality problems on non-CAPA certified parts uncovered by Honda reiterate the importance of the association’s 501 bumper standard for safety.
Collision Care Auto Body
Collision Care Auto Body Centers raffled a Mexican vacation to benefit its charity of choice, Louie’s Voice, which helps those with autism.
The Kaeser Compressors international headquarters has broken ground on a major expansion at its main location in Coburg, Germany.
Bodyshop Revolution Worldwide, which equips shops to increase efficiency and reduce cycle time, launched operations in North America.
CCC Information Services
CCC is integrating Pinnacle Professional automotive recycling software with CCC TRUE Parts Network.
Automotive Recyclers Association
A court ruled that salvage/recycled OEM crash parts are “diametrically different” than aftermarket crash parts and do not fall under the Automotive Crash Parts Act.
Designed for MSOs and operators looking for high-growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, divesting and operational excellence, CRES at NACE in Detroit on Aug. 1 features a day of education and marketing opportunities.
Pacific Collision Centers and Elite Group Collision Centers have merged and will be re-branded as Pacific Elite Collision Centers at all 14 locations.