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Crashmax Takes Home Second Chief Sales Leader Award

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:45:35 +0000

Interstate Marketing, Professional Collision Equipment also honored during annual distributor meeting. Crashmax was named VSG Collision Sales Leader for the second consecutive year at Chief’s annual distributor meeting Oct. 31 in Las Vegas. Interstate Marketing was recognized for the highest percentage sales growth from 2014 to 2015. Professional Collision Equipment, serving New Mexico and Texas, […]

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Ohio Adopts Rules Requiring Registration Number on Estimates and Invoices

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:38:15 +0000

The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Repair (OBMVR), charged with registering businesses which conduct collision repair, auto glass repair and replacement, airbag repair and replacement, paintless dent repair and window film installation, recently enacted two new rules designed to educate the public on registered repair facilities. The first rule involves the issuance of a window […]

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Sherwin-Williams Celebrates its 150th Anniversary by Giving Away F-150 to Collision Repair Shop

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:34:27 +0000

As part of its celebration of 150 years of service this year, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, in conjunction with leading refinish products supplier 3M Repair Solutions, announced and presented the winner of its new Ford F-150 pickup truck giveaway, for its grand prize in the company’s “150th Celebration” sweepstakes. Harold and Shelly Swan, owners of Affordable […]

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California Insurance Department Publishes Final Auto Body Labor Rate Survey Regulation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:19:23 +0000

Department regulation addresses what it termed “…insurer created labor rate surveys which did not fairly measure labor rates” with new regulations specifying survey process. Starting in February, insurance company labor rate surveys in California will need to follow a process outlined by the Department of Insurance. On Wednesday, the Department published its final text of […]

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WIN Conference Scheduled for May 8-10 in Denver

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:40:19 +0000

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) announced that the its 2017 Educational Conference is scheduled to take place in Denver, CO Monday, May 8th through Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. The Westin Denver Downtown hotel has been selected to host the event. “Last year we enjoyed our highest number of attendees at conference,” stated Wendy Rogers, Co-Chair […]

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EPA Proposing to Keep Vehicle Emissions Standards in Place Through 2025

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:33:29 +0000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator seeks to secure greenhouse gas emission standards for MY 2022-2025 vehicles before Obama Administration leaves office.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy yesterday shocked the automotive industry by proposing to leave greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 in place. The proposal was not […]

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Fix Auto Launches Collision Repair Network in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:39:54 +0000

Announces network of 78 locations at launch event in Shanghai Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Auto World announced the launch of Fix Auto in China with an initial network of 78 collision repair centers. China marks the eighth country where Fix Auto operates. “China is a very exciting market for Fix Auto’s proven […]

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FinishMaster Acquires Autobody Supply Co. in Ohio

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:32:33 +0000

FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS), announced it has completed the acquisition of nine Autobody Supply Company, Inc. (ABS) locations in central and southwestern Ohio, including Columbus, a top 30 US metropolitan area. “We are excited to welcome more than 60 new team members who share our value of partnership and unparalleled service,” […]

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Automotive Management Institute Adds News Collision Repair Online Courses

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:18:56 +0000

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced the addition of two new Collision Repair Segment online courses. The new online courses, developed by Mike Cassata include Getting the Most Out of Your DRP and Photography and File Documentation. Each course is approximately 30 minutes long and provides AMi credits toward the organization’s Collision Repair Segment recognition […]

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Profile of the Evolving North American Collision Repair Marketplace Report Projects Continued Consolidation

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:16:49 +0000

Project Big 4 Collision Repair Consolidators will have 20 percent market share in 2020, up from 11.3 percent in 2015. The Romans Group released its 2015 Profile of the Evolving North American Collision Repair Marketplace, report. The report analyzes four U.S. segments: Four top independent consolidators ≥$20 million multiple-location independent and dealer operators, MLOs Franchise […]

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