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  • AkzoNobel's Automotive & Aerospace Coatings has made its most advanced color measurement tools available to selected customers.
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  • PPG said Randy Dewing, who joined the PPG Refinish team in June 2005 as manager of MVP Business Solutions, died May 7.
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  • Although the high-voltage batteries are located in one of the least likely areas where damage occurs, they still may become damaged in a collision and they pose safety concenrs different than lead acid batteries.
  • DuPont Protection Technologies is conducting the DuPont Tyvek "Dirty Work" Photo Contest to show how workers use Tyvek garments to help keep safe and clean while performing the dirtiest jobs. Tyvek provides breathable barrier protection and is used i
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  • DuPont Performance Coatings named winners of the 2012 Calendar Competition. Twelve winners were selected from entries of vehicles custom- painted with DuPont Refinish, Hot Hues or Cromax Pro Waterborne products based on best use of color, including f
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  • AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas for the second year presented the collision repair industries FIT Sustainability Award in Salt Lake City before an audience of approximately 100 collision industry members. Receiving the 2011 awa
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  • Lead: PPG Industries said its subsidiary, PPG Colombia, will purchase the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas, a privately owned Colombian coatings company, and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The transaction is expected
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  • Matrix System Automotive Finishes was one of the primary sponsors for Billy Ballew Motorsports and Colin Braun, driver of the No. 51 Bullet Liner Ford F-150 during NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Michigan International Speedway A
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  • AkzoNobel appointed Margret Kleinsman general manager for Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC). Kleinsman, an AkzoNobel veteran, has held key management positions in multiple units throughout the company. In this assignment, she wi
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  • Garmat USA is conducting a contest, The Garmat Sharp Shooter Contest, for shop owners and paint techs from Sept. 4 to Oct. 8, 2011. The grand prize includes a free trip to Las Vegas for the SEMA 2011 Expo.
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  • DuPont Performance Coatings North America has realigned its U.S. Refinish sales team appointing Jack G. Thomas as East Regional sales manager, responsible for the Boston, New York / New Jersey, Lionville, mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Florida sales dis
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  • DuPont Refinish introduced three new 2.1 VOC clearcoats designed for use with DuPont Cromax Pro waterborne basecoat.
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  • PPG is teaming up with custom car celebrities during the SEMA show November 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Charley Hutton, Tom and Mitch Kelly, and Bobby Alloway will appear at PPG booth to sign autographs and answer questions about their pa
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  • A 1964 Ford Fairlane sold for $700,000 at the recent Barrett-Jackson's 4th Annual Las Vegas auto auction and the Armed Forces Foundation benefited from the proceeds of the sale. Painted in the "Red Hot Chili Pepper" hue from the Sherwin-Williams Plan
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  • BASF Automotive Refinish completed its annual ColorSource Conference, a three-day interactive conference for single line distributors of BASF refinish paints and coatings. During the conference, BASF re-launched the ColorSource PREMIER Program and sh
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  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will hold its next A-Plus EcoLean Level 2 workshop July 27-28, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency, Dearborn Mich.
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  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will hold its next 2011 A-Plus Network University EcoLean workshop at the Double Tree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle, Aug. 9 to 10, 2011.
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  • When you redo work you are essentially working for free and backlogging the rest of your work.
  • Leather has to be cleaned carefully before it can be conditioned properly. As leather ages, it loses essential protectants.
  • Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes donated $12,000 in product to three school collision programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).
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