Articles by ABRN Wire Reports

Leif's Auto Centers, of Portland, Ore., will start a new statewide educational campaign called "Ask Leif's" on May 14.
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LKQ Corp. announced a new warranty protection program that will indemnify licensed auto repair shops against injury or damage caused by a defective aftermarket vehicle replacement product distributed by LKQ.
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Volkswagen of America selected OEConnection LLC, to support their collision programs. Under the agreement, resources from OEConnection will conduct field visits to repair facilities and dealers to promote the VW Genuine Advantage Parts Program.
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The Women's Industry Network (WIN) welcomes Jessica Voss- Kehl, Senior Product Development Supervisor, 3M and Melissa Perez, District Sales Manager, FinishMaster Inc. as the newest Directors to its Board.
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The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes A-Plus University and Summit Software and Marketing teamed up to create a "Digital Marketing Advanced Business Class" for collision repair facilities.
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PPG has partnered with Auto Claim Solutions to provide collision centers with an advanced integrated repair management system, according to PPG global color director Mary Kimbro and Auto Claim Solutions managing director Tim Hoover.
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Caliber Collision Centers acquired Crown Auto Body (part of the Crown Dodge dealership group) and reopened the location as Caliber Ventura. The 20,000 square foot collision repair facility opened April 2 and is Caliber's eighth new center in 2012.
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced its 2012 Executive Committee. Representative are:
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Permanent General Companies chose Mitchell as its exclusive provider of auto physical damage claims processing solutions. The Permanent General Companies, which operate in direct distribution channels under the brand name The General, is an insurance
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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) issued a release April 2 saying that State Farm's new parts ordering program that is being tested has been successful lowering the insurer's costs but has done so by cutting repairers' and vendors' p
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