Subscribe: CollisionWeek: Automotive Collision Repair Industry News
http://www.collisionweek.com/collisionweek.xml
Preview: CollisionWeek: Automotive Collision Repair Industry News

CollisionWeek



Your source for the latest collision repair industry news, statistics and trend analysis.



Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:44:43 +0000

 



NATEF Introduces Guide for Technicians Interested in Becoming Automotive Instructors

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:14 +0000

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has developed an online guide targeted toward automotive technicians who are interested in transitioning to an instructor role. The guide covers such teaching topics as lesson planning, lesson delivery, student assessment and useful resources for new instructors. The NATEF New Instructor Guide, which is available free to all […]

The post NATEF Introduces Guide for Technicians Interested in Becoming Automotive Instructors appeared first on CollisionWeek.




United Insurance Group Partners with TechnaGlass

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:44 +0000

United Insurance Group, a provider of personal and commercial insurance in the State of Utah, has partnered with TechnaGlass to provide automotive glass repair and replacement services to its policyholders. The insurance company, which is affiliated with 115 Utah-based agencies, chose TechnaGlass because of its ability to meet the needs of its customers, reduce costs […]

The post United Insurance Group Partners with TechnaGlass appeared first on CollisionWeek.




Sherwin-Williams Approved by American Honda

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:01:50 +0000

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. approved Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes paints for its warranty and goodwill repairs. Included in the approval are Sherwin-Williams AWX Performance Plus waterborne system and Ultra 7000 solventborne refinish system. “Sherwin-Williams has supported American Honda for many years, so we are proud to be included in the latest issued approved paint lines […]

The post Sherwin-Williams Approved by American Honda appeared first on CollisionWeek.




3M Partners with Collision Repair Education Foundation on Career Fair

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:24:35 +0000

Event seeks to connect graduating students with careers in the industry. The 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, hosted an event at the 3M headquarters September 29 designed to spark the hiring of students in the collision repair industry. At the Cars, Careers and Celebrities career fair, held in the plaza […]

The post 3M Partners with Collision Repair Education Foundation on Career Fair appeared first on CollisionWeek.




Audatex UK in Partnership to Address Skills Shortage

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:14:46 +0000

AutoRaise, the charity organization that is working with key stakeholders to address skills shortage in the collision repair industry, has signed a partnership agreement with Audatex in the United Kingdom. Audatex has announced it is to join Morelli Group, the automotive refinish supplier, as a Platinum Partner with the group.  “It goes without saying that […]

The post Audatex UK in Partnership to Address Skills Shortage appeared first on CollisionWeek.




Amendments Published to California’s Proposed Collision Repair Labor Rate and Anti-Steering Regulation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:41:13 +0000

Changes would allow labor rates determined in older survey to move down if the consumer price index declines. Would restrict labor rate methodology to use price charged by the simple majority versus average labor rate. The California Department of Insurance (DOI) has published amendments to proposed regulations governing insurance company labor rate surveys and anti-steering […]

The post Amendments Published to California’s Proposed Collision Repair Labor Rate and Anti-Steering Regulation appeared first on CollisionWeek.




CCC Introduces CCC Secure Share Network

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:18:35 +0000

Network uses a cloud-based API and the CIECA Business Message Suite (BMS) to provide collision repairers with a more secure channel to exchange data. CCC Information Services Inc. announced today the launch of its CCC Secure Share Network, a network using a cloud-based application program interface (API) that will allow collision repairers to control the […]

The post CCC Introduces CCC Secure Share Network appeared first on CollisionWeek.




Fix Auto Adds Location to Collision Repair Network in Calgary

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:59:22 +0000

Peter Polito, General Manager, Fix Auto Western Canada announced that Fix Auto Calgary Peigan, owned by Andy Jeffs, is the latest addition to the Fix Auto Canada network, effective yesterday. Jeffs brings over 20 years of experience to the Fix Auto network, with 5 years as a shop owner. Jeffs says that joining Fix Auto […]

The post Fix Auto Adds Location to Collision Repair Network in Calgary appeared first on CollisionWeek.




California Governor Signs Airbag Fraud Bill

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:49:14 +0000

Makes it illegal to knowingly manufacturer, sell or install a non-functioning airbag. On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2387 (AB2387) making that state the fourth this year to make it a crime to “manufacture, import, install, reinstall, distribute, sell, or offer for sale) a counterfeit or non-functioning airbag. Other states that have […]

The post California Governor Signs Airbag Fraud Bill appeared first on CollisionWeek.




3M Prevails in European Patent Infringement Action

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:58:00 +0000

3M (NYSE:MMM) announced yesterday that the District Court of Frankfurt, Germany, has ordered a preliminary injunction against China-based Qingdao Summit Industrial Co., Ltd. for infringement of the German portion of 3M’s European patent EP 0,954,381 B2. This patent relates to 3M’s PPS technology that enables the mixing and spraying of coatings for collision repair. The court order […]

The post 3M Prevails in European Patent Infringement Action appeared first on CollisionWeek.