AkzoNobel Introduces Next Generation Sikkens Urethane Clearcoat

AkzoNobel has announced the introduction of its next generation Sikkens Autoclear EnergySelect LV urethane clearcoat. Available for automotive body …

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NACE | CARS 2015 Hotel Reservations Now Open

Hotel reservations for the 2015 NACE | CARS 2015 Expo in July are now open, says the Automotive Service Association (ASA). Host hotel for the event is the Detroit


R-M Approved by Porsche for Collision Repairs

R-M Automotive Refinish—one of BASF’s family of automotive refinishing brands—has been granted worldwide approval by Porsche After Sales Engineering for all Porsche vehicle collision repairs. Peter Topic, Business Manager,


Fix Auto Canada Announces New Calgary, London Locations

Fix Auto Canada has announced the joining of two new locations to its collision repair network. The facilities in question are Fix Auto Calgary North East in Calgary, Alta.,


Esurance Now Available in Canada

Esurance, which offers a self-directed online approach for consumers looking to purchase insurance coverage, has now expanded from the U.S. into Canada. Alberta is the first province to offer


Mike Anderson Announced as Keynote at WIN Conference

Mike Anderson of Collision Advice, has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Education Conference. Anderson’s session, entitled “Choosing Your Destiny,” will focus


Sherwin-Williams Announces Q2 Canadian Training Schedule

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced its second quarter Canadian collision repair training schedule. Through a combination of in-class, web and hands-on workshops at Sherwin-Williams training and university centres in


PPG Announces 2015 Distributor Training Courses

PPG Automotive Refinish has announced its schedule of distributor training courses taking place in 2015. The courses, which will be offered from February through November and in both the


Carbon Fibre Set to Become Mainstream by 2025

As automakers continually look for ways to meet ever tightening fuel economy targets by shaving vehicle weight, carbon fibre is looking as an increasingly attractive material for mainstream


I-CAR Programs Declared an Industry Success

A series of I-CAR programs initiated and expanded in 2014 have received recognition and considerable attention from across the collision repair industry. Three I-CAR programs in particular that drew