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Weather Data Provider Baron Joins CCC X Connected Data Exchange

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:54:17 +0000

Baron Services, Inc., the provider of weather data, has announced plans to join the CCC X Connected Data Exchange to provide live and historical weather data. CCC X helps convert connected data into actionable insights for consumer and commercial applications in the automotive, insurance, and collision repair industries. CCC X will ingest radar information and […]

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PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes Receives Nissan North America Supplier Award

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:42:45 +0000

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced that PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), its joint venture with Kansai Paint, has received the Nissan 2017 Regional Monozukuri Spirit Award from the Nissan Group of North America for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes suppliers for their exceptional use of philosophies and processes related to “Monozukuri” – the spirit of […]

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Andy Kipker Named Chief Financial Officer at Catastrophe Solutions International

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:30 +0000

Catastrophe Solutions International (CSI) announced today that Andy Kipker has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. He brings extensive knowledge of finance and accounting as well as deep experience working with insurance customers and claims. Kipker spent the last 21 years working for Safelite, where his roles included serving as Controller, Director of Financial […]

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Illinois Legislation Would Add Written Non-OEM Collision Repair Parts Disclosure and Require OEM Repair Procedures

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:30:12 +0000

Proposed bill would amend insurance code and Collision Repair Act to proscribe written notification on aftermarket crash part usage or deviation from OEM specifications. Illinois House Bill 4926 (HB 4926), introduced on February 14 by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia seeks to amend the Illinois Insurance Code and the Automotive Collision Repair Act to provides that […]

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TROIKA360 Partners with Wadsworth International on OEM Certification Program Administration and Operations

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:48:14 +0000

Livia Guarnieri, founder of TROIKA360, announced a new partnership with Rick Miller of Wadsworth International to provide vehicle manufacturers with a completely neutral approach to administration of their certified collision programs.  With this approach, the partnership will provide a collision program focused solely on the OEM, not the third party who does the administration of […]

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Legislation to Change Collision Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations Introduced in California

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:07:29 +0000

Legislation would modify requirements for insurers that conduct collision repair labor rate surveys from those introduced in California in 2017.   New legislation was introduced in California on Tuesday to modify collision repair labor survey regulations and remove restrictions against an insurer requiring a collision repair shop to pay for a rental vehicle and towing […]

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CIECA to Present Year in Review Webinar February 22

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:28:48 +0000

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) will present the webinar CIECA: A Year in Review with a View of 2018-19 on Thursday, February 22 from noon to 1 p.m. EST. The webinar will review of the accomplishments of CIECA members in 2017 and a view of the new projects for 2018-19. Registration for the […]

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1Collision Announces New Call Center and Phone App

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:23:36 +0000

The 1Collision Network announces the release of a Phone App and Call Center integrated technology solution, designed to assist the motorist from the scene of an accident, to finding the nearest 1Collision repair center, to initializing the repair process. The Network Call Center, a function button on the App, will direct consumers through a toll […]

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Southern Automotive Repair Conference Scheduled for April 20-21 in Biloxi

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:09:40 +0000

The 2018 Southern Automotive Repair Conference (SARC) will be held Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at the IP Resort Casino Spa in Biloxi, Miss. SARC’s purpose is to provide an annual industry forum for collision repair professionals in the Southeast region, where attendees can visit exhibits, receive important updates and information, stay abreast […]

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NATEF and AYES Merge to Form ASE Education Foundation

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:44:51 +0000

Effective January 1, 2018, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) have merged to become the ASE Education Foundation. “The new combined organization will take advantage of the extremely high ASE brand awareness among consumers, industry and education audiences. It will also provide clarity and simplification of message […]

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