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April New Vehicle Retail Sales Match 2016 levels

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:05:48 +0000

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive Report Incentives Rise Considerably New vehicle retail sales are expected to remain on pace with last year, but incentive spending is at record levels through April, according to a forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail sales in the month of April are anticipated to reach 1,169,700 […]

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Auto Care Careers Offers On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:56:06 +0000

As part of its ongoing recruiting and job placement efforts, Auto Care Careers has expanded its college and vocational school outreach to include Auto Care Careers on Campus. The new program partners with universities, colleges and vocational schools to promote the thriving auto care industry as a dynamic place to work.  “The auto care industry […]

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FCA Delivering Additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans as Waymo Self-driving Program Expands

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:49:45 +0000

FCA US LLC announced today that Waymo, formerly the Google autonomous vehicle project, will add 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand its self-driving program. FCA previously delivered 100 minivans, modified for self-driving, to Waymo during the second half of 2016. Production of the additional 500 minivans will ramp up beginning next month. Waymo will […]

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Former New York Shop Owner Richard A. Altieri Sr. Passes Away

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:43:36 +0000

Richard A. Altieri Sr., 92, passed away on April 21, at his Amsterdam, N.Y. home after a long illness with family by his side. Born in Amsterdam on April 4, 1925 he was the last living child of Anthony and Anna Altieri. He was predeceased by Edith Caprara Altieri, his wife of 41 years and mother […]

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Boyd Group Acquires Collision Repair Center in Oregon

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:35:43 +0000

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the April 19 opening of a Gerber-brand collision repair center in Salem, Ore. The location previously operated as C.E. Miller Auto Body and has served the community for 63 years. “We are pleased to be growing our presence in Oregon and particularly this location which is in the capital of […]

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PPG Makes Third Offer to AkzoNobel

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:19:37 +0000

Raises price and commits to break-up fee if antitrust approvals cannot be secured. PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it submitted a revised proposal for a merger with Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA.AS; OTCMKTS:AKZOY). The proposal letter, which was provided to Antony Burgmans, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Ton Büchner, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of […]

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CARSTAR Reports Near 15% Sales Increase in First Quarter, Outlines 2017 Growth Plans

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:06:14 +0000

On Friday, CARSTAR North America shared performance highlights for the first quarter of 2017, along with its outlook for the remainder of the year.  After a record year of growth and operational performance in 2016, CARSTAR is continuing that positive trend through the first three months of 2017, posting a nearly 15 percent increase in […]

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Axalta Opens Regional Auto Refinish Training Centre in Dubai

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:55:35 +0000

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA) last week announced the launch of its Automotive Refinish Training Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Centre will provide training in the use of Axalta products that are designed for the repainting of vehicles in collision repair facilities. The opening of the next generation facility follows the October 2016 opening […]

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AASP-MN Awards Roger Bonn Honorary Membership

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:44:51 +0000

Roger Bonn, recently retired from Peter’s Body Shop in St. Cloud, Minn. has been recognized as an Honorary Member of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN).   The award was presented during the association’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on April 13th at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, Minn. Bonn is only the […]

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Nationwide Insurance Awards $50,000 to Schools Through Collision Repair Education Foundation

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:10:28 +0000

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that Nationwide Insurance has made a $50,000 donation to assist the Education Foundation’s support of high school and college collision school programs across the country through school grants. Six schools were supported through these Nationwide school grants. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover […]

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