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Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces School Makeover Grant Application Launched

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:27:33 +0000

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that the application for its Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant, now in its tenth year, is now available online for high school and post-secondary collision school programs. The application deadline will be Friday, June 1, 2018. Instructors are advised to begin the application early and industry professionals are […]

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Traffic Volume Increased in October

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:22:11 +0000

October traffic grew 1.2 percent for the month compared to 2016. Travel volume in October continued to increase, though at a smaller rate than experienced in the U.S. in recent years. The growth is continuing the trend of increased driving that supports increasing collision repair industry volume and auto physical damage insurance claims across the […]

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Fix Auto Canada Announces First CCIAP Accredited Facility in Quebec

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:16:45 +0000

Fix Auto Canada announced Fix Auto Centre-Ville in Quebec has achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). For shop owner Carlos Salsa, as one of the original Fix Auto facilities which has been with the network for 25 years, this is the culmination of a long process involving extensive training of his […]

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Collision Repair Shop E-Commerce Risk Rating System Planned

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:07:57 +0000

Government Regulatory Compliance, LLC., a consulting firm in Reno, Nev., announced that they have been selected to evaluate a new e-Commerce risk rating system developed by a group of private investors as a secondary screening measure for vendors, lenders and insurers within every aspect of the automotive aftermarket, including collision repair shops, car dealerships, their […]

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Sherwin-Williams Announces First Quarter Training Schedule

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:02:25 +0000

Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes announced its 2018 first quarter training schedule, featuring courses for collision repair industry professionals held at training centers across the country. The courses providing participants with a combination of classroom, online interactive and hands-on instruction. Collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians will learn about cutting edge best practices for utilizing […]

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Small Business Optimism Near All-Time High

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:12 +0000

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism Index soars past 107, closes in on 1983 record. Not since the roaring Reagan economy has small business optimism been as high as it was in November, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism.  “We haven’t seen this kind of […]

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Airbags

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:15:35 +0000

A southwestern Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court December 6 to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the IRS – Criminal Investigation division. Aleksey Illyuk, 28, of Ozark, Mo., pleaded guilty […]

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CARSTAR Adds Collision Repair Center to Network in Illinois

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:12:04 +0000

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the addition of CARSTAR Imperial Auto Works, located at 3620 Oakton St., Skokie, Ill., to its network of independently-owned collision repair centers. The center is owned by Jake Grinshpun. “We continue to expand our presence in the Chicago region and are proud to welcome CARSTAR Imperial Auto Works and […]

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PPG and ASE Name Brian Yoder Master Refinish Technician of the Year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:08:37 +0000

Brian Yoder, a refinish technician from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized as the PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year. The award was presented to Yoder at a special reception on November 15, during the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) fall Board of Governors meeting at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, […]

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Assured Performance Releases Network Management System

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:01:59 +0000

Assured Performance released their Certified Network Management System to all interested OEM and collision industry stakeholders. The web-based turnkey system offers end-to-end network management features in one system including tools such as 24/7/365 review and audit of all network members’ proof of compliance, on-demand and consumer awareness marketing, direct communications ability to shops and consumers, […]

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