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CRC Industries Acquires Weld-Aid Products

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:23:39 +0000

CRC Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of Weld-Aid Products. Located in Detroit, Michigan, Weld-Aid Products was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Company and quickly realized there were opportunities to improve the efficiency of the wire feed process in the welding marketplace. Today, Weld-Aid products are designed to both […]

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Auto Care Association Petitions for Expanded Copyright Exemption for Vehicle Repair

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:25:31 +0000

Calls for the U.S. Copyright Office to expand consumer exemption in Digital Millenium Copyright Act to include repair service providers. The Auto Care Association has submitted a petition with the U.S. Copyright Office to expand the current exemption provided to consumers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) when accessing encrypted software for the purpose […]

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Refinish Paint Distributor Fined for VOC Violations in Ontario, Canada

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:56:35 +0000

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) announced that Fine Auto Paints and Supplies Ltd. of Scarborough, Ontario, was fined $25,000, after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice on September 13, to one count of contravening the Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. […]

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IIHS and HLDI Announce New President

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:44:46 +0000

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute announced that Dr. David L. Harkey will become the next president of the two traffic safety research organizations in January 2018. Harkey will succeed Dr. Adrian K. Lund, who is retiring after serving as IIHS-HLDI president since 2006. Harkey, 54, has directed the […]

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CAPA Launches Updated Online Complaint Form

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:29:45 +0000

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced the release of an updated online complaint form. In response to market feedback, users now have the ability to upload and submit complaint part photos through CAPA’s website. “CAPA continually monitors the quality of parts certified to the CAPA standard and is pro-active in soliciting industry feedback through […]

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Small Business Optimism Remains Strong in August

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:19:45 +0000

Surge in capital spending and high sales expectations keeps NFIB Index at near record level The percentage of small business owners planning to make capital expenditures in the next three to six months reached its highest level since 2006, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism.  “This is […]

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Service King Welcomes 37 Technicians to Apprentice Program

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:13:49 +0000

Service King Collision Repair Centers welcomed its latest class of technicians to its Apprentice Development Program last week. In total, 37 aspiring technicians took part in celebratory Signing Day events at 10 different Service King locations across the U.S. With the influx of young talent, Service King’s innovative program now grows to more than 160 […]

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Services Announced for Howard Batchelor

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:08:37 +0000

Services have been announced for Howard Batchelor, the long-time executive director of the Georgia Collision Industry Association, who passed away last week. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Roswell United Methodist Church in the Chapel. Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made […]

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I-CAR Launches Estimator Interactions Course

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:01:07 +0000

To better equip collision repairers with the knowledge and skills they need to develop and present quality repair estimates, I-CAR has launched a new course designed to focus specifically on exploring the Estimator Professional Development Program (PDP) role. The course, The Art and Science of Estimator Interactions, will allow students to participate in activities that […]

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CIC Committee Seeks Collision Repair Facility Staff Input on Training

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:09:05 +0000

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Education & Training committee is currently conducting a survey of collision repair facility office support staff and technicians on training needs and delivery methods. The committee is asking employers to forward a link to the survey with their staff (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XFBVBWN) to improve the response rate and the value of the […]

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