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Fri, 19 Dec 2014
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Happy Holidays: Due to the extended holiday season, daily news coverage will resume Monday, January 5th.
Caliber Acquires Craftsman Auto Body and Pohanka Collision Centers
Caliber Collision adds 25 locations in expansion into Virginia and Maryland.

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Big 4 Collision Repair MSOs Surpass 1000 Total Locations
ABRA, Boyd, Caliber and Service King see increased rate of growth in new locations during 2014. Unit growth in 2014 nearly triple 2012 expansion. Read

Lawsuits by Louisiana Attorney General and Crawford’s Consolidated in Florida
Despite opposition by plaintiffs in both lawsuits, the cases brought by the Attorney General of Louisiana and a Pennsylvania collision repair facility against automobile insurers should be consolidated with antitrust actions in Florida. Read

Permanent Injunction Issued against Commercial Speech Restrictions in Connecticut Glass Anti-Steering Suit
Connecticut Attorney General and Insurance Department will not enforce requirement for glass claim administrators to provide competitors names after selecting their business. Read

Collision Repair Industry Business Conditions: Q3 2014
Improvements in both sales and earnings slow down during the summer. Collision repair facilities reporting declining earnings and sales, however, set historic lows for the second quarter in a row. Read

Traffic Volume Increased 5.6 Billion Vehicle Miles in September
As gas prices continued to decline, all five regions in the U.S. report increased driving in September compared to 2013. Read

Collision Repair Industry Production Down in August
After five straight months of growth, Industry expansion stalls in August. Decline in hours worked offsets growth in production employment. Read

The Collision Repair Industry: A Private Equity Perspective
Maggie Todd, senior associate with TZP Group, details collision repair industry fundamentals driving interest by private equity firms, how repair business operators can benefit from investment and key considerations when considering private equity. Read

Automakers Announce Privacy Principles to Protect Vehicle Personal Data
Consumer advocates and the automotive aftermarket are cautioning that the newly announced principles don’t go far enough to protect consumer privacy and competition for repair services. Read

Incoming CIC Chairman Lays Out His Philosophies, Goals for the Conference
Randy Stabler, co-founder and president of Pride Collision Centers, will take the helm of the Collision Industry Conference in January. Read

Additional Antitrust Suits Filed Against Auto Insurance Companies
Ten additional suits have been filed by collision repairers and associations alleging antitrust violations by auto insurers. Read

Interview: Collision Industry Conference Chair George Avery
Avery details topics on the agenda at this week’s meeting in Las Vegas and reflects upon his two-year term as Chair of the conference. Read

New Antitrust Suits Filed Against Insurers in Michigan and Arizona; Price’s Collision Centers Opposes Consolidation with Antitrust Actions in Florida
Seven-location MSO’s suit against Progressive had been nominated as a potential tag-along to the collision repair facility antitrust suits already consolidated in Federal Court in Florida. Crawford and Louisiana opposition scheduled to be heard in December. Read

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Who Helped Overturn Aftermarket Parts Verdict against State Farm at Center of Election Controversy Again
Effort to get Justice Lloyd Karmeier voted off the court gains the financial support of Plaintiff Attorneys who could gain from reinstatement of judgments in class-action lawsuits. Read

Traffic Volume Improved Slightly in August
Three of five regions in the U.S. report increased driving in August compared to 2013. Read

Collision Repair Industry Production Up Through July
Industry expansion continues beyond winter months. Both production staff and average weekly hours worked have increased through the first seven months of 2014. Read

Length of Rental Climbs Modestly in Q3 2014
U.S. results above last year and average for the last five years. Canada continues stable trend. Read

Collision Claim Severity Up 6.6% in 2013
Data published by the Insurance Information Institute shows third consecutive year of rising collision severity. However, though increasing, severity remains below 2006 peak. Read

A Profile of the Evolving Collision Repair Marketplace
Our annual series by Vincent Romans and Mary Jane Kurowski examines the largest shop groups in the North American collision repair industry, their growing market share, and an analysis of the numbers. Read

Traffic Volume Up 1.5% in July
Four of five regions in the U.S. report increased driving in July compared to 2013. Read

UK Competition and Markets Authority Releases Final Report in Motor Insurance Probe
Report recommends ban of Most Favored Nation clauses by price comparison websites that prevent auto insurers from offering lower prices. Will not regulate insurance replacement car pricing. Read

Body Repair Prices, Auto Insurance and Inflation through August
Both auto insurance and body repair prices continue to increase faster than the rate of overall inflation through August 2014. Read

Appeals Court Grants Preliminary Injunction against Connecticut Glass Steering Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District has overturned a lower court decision and has granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of Connecticut’s auto glass anti-steering law. Read

Collision Repair Industry Business Conditions: Q2 2014
Improvements in both sales and earnings continue. Collision repair facilities reporting lower earnings and sales hit historic lows.Read

Interview: Dan Risley, President and Executive Director of the Automotive Service Association
One year after announcing that the NACE | CARS Expo was moving from its traditional fall timeframe, the Automotive Service Association launched a revitalized Industry Week in Detroit. In our exclusive video interview, Risley discusses this year’s event and plans for next year. Read

MSO Acquisitions Alter the Competitive Landscape
Just last week, we provided an update of acquisition and new store activity by the largest multiple collision repair shop operators through Q1 2014. Monday’s acquisition activity by Boyd and Service King, stunning in its scope, continues to change the competitive landscape for collision repairers. Read


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Dec 18
NACE|CARS 2015 Expecting 50% Expo Growth
NCS Donates $500,000+ in Product to Support Collision Repair Schools
Hollander Releases Expanded Interchange in 80th Year
I-CAR Launches Alternative Fuel Vehicle Course

Dec 17
AAA Projects 4% Increase in Americans Traveling this Holiday Season
Insurance Auto Auctions Expands in Tulsa And Des Moines
Allstate Announces Leadership, Organizational Structure Changes
Solera Acquires European Vehicle Valuation Data Provider
Australia Automotive Groups Announce Service Info Sharing Agreement

Dec 16
ABRA Expands in Illinois, Tennessee and Utah
Fix Auto Announces Nine New Franchises
American Family Sponsors $15,000 in Collision Repair School Grants
CCC New Yard Management Solution Endorsed by URG
Idaho Association Selects National AutoBody Research Labor Rate Survey

Dec 15
U.S. DOT Plans for the Future of Intelligent Transportation Systems
Ed Foundation Recognizes AudaExplore for $5M in Lifetime Donations
Safelite Foundation Awards $400,000 in Impact Grants to Non-Profits

Dec 12
CCC Acquires Actual Systems of America
Sponsorships Still Available for January 14 NABC Golf Fundraiser
UK - New Vehicle Damage Repair Standard Published

Dec 11
Ohio House Takes Up Mechanical Registration Bill
Axalta Opens New U.S. Product Development Center
Auto Care Association Co-Hosts Global Auto Care Summit in Shanghai
ATMC Announces 2015 Officers and Directors

Dec 10
Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices Up in November
NABC Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebrations in Palm Springs in January
National Average for Gasoline Could Test $2.50 by Christmas
Insurance Auto Auctions Raises Over $142,000 to Battle Childhood Cancer
Sherwin-Williams Announces First Quarter Training Schedule

Dec 09
AAA Assessment Shows Crash Avoidance Tech Need Kinks Worked Out
U.S. Senate Committee Examines Measures to Reduce Pollution
Martin Senour Releases Q1 2015 Training Schedule
Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray Receives SEMA Businesswomen's Award

Dec 08
Saint-Gobain Announces Plan to Acquire Controlling Interest in Sika AG
ABRA Opens Newest Franchise Location in Wisconsin
Kirmac Plans to Expand in B.C. Following Sale of U.S. Locations
November Light-Vehicle Sales Up 4.5% Versus 2013
Early Exhibitor Sign Ups Point to Record-Breaking NORTHEAST Show

Dec 05
U.S. House Subcommittee Examines Takata Air Bag Ruptures/Recalls
Green Garage Challenge Secures $30M Funding for Shops to Go Green
Guild 21 Conference Call December 10 Features Jeff Peevy
CARSTAR and CAA Host Aluminum Repair Webinar December 9
Most Influential Women Nomination Deadline December 31

Dec 04
Axalta Reports 3.2% Increase in Sales during Third Quarter
Lefler Collision & Glass Acquires B&B Collision in Kentucky
Sherwin-Williams Announces New Fleet Media Center
Master Auto Technician Takes One Millionth ASE Computer-Based Test

Dec 03
Vehicle Manufacturers Call for Independent Testing of Air Bag Inflators
Allstate Contributes $100,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation
Mitchell to Acquire Cogent Works
ABPA Announces 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago
NASTF Founding Member Retires

Dec 02
Service King Acquires Kirmac Collision Services
ABRA Extends Strategic Relationship with AudaExplore
MAPFRE Expands Telematics Program to Connecticut and Washington
AkzoNobel Signs Global Supply Agreement with Daimler AG
AutoBody-Review.com Announces New Facility
Automotive Lift Institute Elects 2015 Board

Dec 01
Senior Drivers Support Tougher Driving Laws for Themselves
Service King Acquires Mississippi Body Shop
Rust-Oleum Donation Helps Transform 5 Collision Repair Schools
AASP/NJ Awards Annual Russ Robson Scholarship
Hyundai to Launch Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Canada Next Year

Nov 25
Steel Assoc Shows Aluminum-Bodied Vehicles Worse for Environment
Service King Acquires Three Collision Repair Centers in Colorado
47 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting
Education Foundation Golf Fundraiser Set for July 22 in Detroit
National Auto Body Council Elects Board and Officers

Nov 24
ABRA Acquires Ohio Collision Repair Center
U.S. House Subcommittee Explores International Insurance Regulation
Ricca Auto Body Named Stan Wilson New Jersey Shop of the Year
Ford F-150 Collision Repair Instructions Available on I-CAR Website
3M Hire Our Heroes Program Celebrates 3rd Year

Nov 21
AAA Predicts 4.3% Increase in Road Trips for Thanksgiving Holiday
Classic Collision Acquires Three Locations in North Georgia
Price’s Collision Centers Opens 8th Location
Axalta Breaks Ground on Dual Refinish/Powder Training Center in Texas
Hertz Appoints Tague New President and CEO

Nov 20
Solera Acquires UK-based CAP Automotive
NABC Awards Recognize Professionalism and Integrity
ATMC Recognizes Raytheon and General Motors with Training Award
ASA Promotes Two Employees

Nov 19
NHTSA Calls for National Recall of Defective Takata Driver Side Air Bags
CCAR Addresses Theft by Former Staff Member
State Farm Distracted Driving Survey Explores Cell Phone Habits
SoCal Penske Dealer Group Acquires Drew Ford and Hyundai
Refinish Distributors Alliance Seminar Gets Record Attendance
ABRA Donates $20,000 to Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

Nov 18
Caliber Collision Exceeds 200 Locations with FCC Collision Acquisition
Honda Cautions that New Driver Assist/Safety Systems Require OE Parts
Tom Coleman, Co-Founder of LC Automotive Group, Passes Away
Service King Finalizes Car West Collision Acquisition
Early Bird Registration Ends Today for NABC Golf Outing

Nov 17
ABRA Adds Franchise in Idaho; Acquires Three Locations in Illinois
Kadel’s Auto Body Acquires Two Collision Repair Centers in Idaho
Mitchell Hosts Auto Body Shop Boot Camp Tomorrow in Chicago
NORTHEAST 2015 Trade Show Registration Opens

Nov 14
Boyd Acquires Collision Repair Center in Washington State
Ed Foundation Received $25K from LKQ; Announces New Trustee
Las Vegas Families Leave SEMA with Gifts of Transportation
Ferrell Joins Quest Automotive Products as Dir. of Product & Color Mgmt
Australia - Opposition Calls on NSW to Reform Repair Industry

Nov 13
CARSTAR Reports Record Growth, Sales in Third Quarter
CCC Hits $500M in Repair Estimates Milestone with Mobile Estimating App
Over 2700 State Farm Employees Train for 2015 Ford F-150
ABRA Employee Sings National Anthem during Sunday Night Football
Next CREW Examines International Collision Repair Models
Australia - Capital S.M.A.R.T Acquires QPlus Production

Nov 12
Boyd Group Reports Same Store Sales Up 7.6% in Third Quarter
Axalta Shares Begin Trading on NYSE
Guild 21 Conference Call Today Features Brady Wilson of Juice, Inc.
Industry Awards Announced Prior to CIC Meeting
Joe Amato Inducted into AASP/NJ Hall of Fame

Nov 11
GM Delays Implementing List Price Initiative until Early 2015
Ford Begins Building All-New F-150 Today
Nissan Introduces Collision Repair Consumer Referral Program
ATMC Honors CCAR
ASA and AASA to Host Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum Friday

Nov 10
Oklahoma Attorney General Warns Consumers against Steering
I-CAR Raising Prices for Training by $2 per Credit Hour
Solera Reports Fiscal Q1 2015 Earnings
Pro Spot Receives Supplier Award from Ford

Nov 07
Mitchell Industry Trends Report Released, Webinar November 12
Web-Est and Crash-WriteR Close Acquisition
Hertz Introduces Portal for Collision Repair Shops
3/4 of Vehicles Sold in 2035 Expected to Have Autonomous Capability
BASF hosts fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project during SEMA

Nov 06
New GM Collision Repair Parts List Price Process Takes Effect Dec 1st
Gerber Acquires First Collision Repair Location in Idaho
Safelite Acquires Auto Glass Division of Sante Fe Glass
Equipment and Tool Institute Names Potter New Executive Manager
Howard Joins Automotive Recyclers Association

Nov 05
GM Launches Real-Time Collision Repair Parts Pricing
NABC and Progressive to Donate 117 Vehicles on Veterans Day
Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces Grant Winners
PartsTrader Records $100 Million Order Volume in October
Independent Glass Association Joins SCRS

Nov 04
Ford Service Engineering Team Details F-150 Repairs at SEMA
Service King Raises $112,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation
WIN Seeks Leaders to Speak at 2015 Educational Conference
Auto Body Assoc of Texas Meeting November 11

Nov 03
Self-Driving Vehicles Generate Enthusiasm, Concerns Worldwide
Enterprise Reports 4% Growth in Insurance Replacement Business
CCC Introduces Parts Shopping through CCC ONE Touch
Litigation Update and Awards Highlight 2014 AASP/NJ Annual Meeting
Matrix Hosts Second Annual Artists 4 Education Auction

Oct 31
Alcoa Awards $45,000 Aluminum Welding Certification Grant
PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting
AkzoNobel Announces 2014 FIT Sustainability Award Winners

Oct 30
Axalta Launches Initial Public Offering
Insurance Auto Auctions Acquires Two Texas Facilities
Reservations Deadline for NABC Recycled Rides Luncheon Tomorrow
Allstate Reports Growth in Q3
LKQ Corporation Reports Q3 Earnings

Oct 29
Leading Edge Auto Refinishes Merges with WESCO Group
Toyota Demos Repair Procedures Estimating Solution at SEMA
Sherwin-Williams Vision Group Conference Dec. 10-12 in Naples, Florida
CARSTAR Webinar Tomorrow Focuses on Aluminum Repair
NATEF Updates Integrated Academics Guide

Oct 28
New-Vehicle Retail Sales in October on Pace for 1.1 Million Units
CARSTAR Expands in Seattle
Service King Acquires Columbus, Ohio Collision Repair Center
Senator Urges FTC to Take Action Against Warranty Tactics by OEMs
VeriFacts Announces Award Finalists

Oct 27
Amica Mutual Ranks Highest in J.D Power Auto Claims Satisfaction Study
I-CAR New Technology Course to Premiere at SEMA
Industry Recruitment Website Launched
Amran Joins SCA Appraisal Company as Director of Internal Operations
Asia - AkzoNobel Opens New Refinish Plant in China

Oct 24
Auto Care Association Says Collision Industry Down 0.2% in 2013
Safelite Contributes $10,000 to Education Foundation
Medved Joins S/P2
ABRA Raises $23,000 for Riley Children’s Foundation

Oct 23
Service King Adds Orlando Collision Repair Center
PartsTrader Announces Partnership with Hotlines Recycled Parts Network
VeriFacts Automotive 7th Annual Symposium February 23-24
Team PRP Appoints Gamble New Executive Director

Oct 22
Boyd Group Acquires Georgia Collision Repair Center
3M Launches New Aluminum Repair SOP Series
Most Influential Women Nominations Open
Copart Donates $15,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation
PPG Held Commercial Truck Shop Conference in September

Oct 21
Carousel Capital Invests in Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
NHTSA Issues Consumer Advisory on Airbag Recall
Price Of Gasoline Reaches New 44-Month Low
OEConnection Establishes Technology Partnership with University
Eric Brandt Joins Esurance as Chief Claims Officer

Oct 20
Erie Insurance Expands into Kentucky
AkzoNobel Honors Women’s Industry Network
Sill Named Chief Information Officer at CARSTAR
Mitchell 1 Newest ASA Corporate Member
Valspar Joins SCRS

Oct 17
Warm Winter Likely for Western U.S., South may see Colder Weather
Early Bird Pricing for SEMA Show Ends Today
Auto Parts Manufacturer Indicted for Price Fixing
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Joins the CCC Parts Network
WIN Announces 2015 Conference in Baltimore May 4-6
Australia - NRMA Launches Auto Body Employment Plan, Quality Report

Oct 16
PPG Reports Record Third Quarter Sales and Earnings
ARA Mourns the Passing of Mark Buessing
AkzoNobel Announces Awards at Distributor Conference
Erie Insurance Selects Guidewire for Claims Management

Oct 15
CCC Donates $30,000 to Support School Grants
Ford Reduces Prices by 15% on 97 Parts Added to Truckload Program
BASF names Toomey Senior Vice President of North American Coatings
ASA Moves to New Headquarters
WIN One Day Membership Challenge Starts at Noon Today

Oct 14
Small Business Optimism Index Declined in September
ABRA Expands in Iowa and Illinois
New Jersey Extends Auto Body License Renewal Deadline
ASA Announces New Dental, Vision Insurance Benefit Providers
Metropolitan Car-O-Liner Relocates and Expands Facility

Oct 10
Graco Sells Liquid Finishing Business to Satisfy FTC Consent Order
Joseph Dindorf, Former Hein-Werner CEO Passes Away
Riverdale Body Shop Expands Tinley Park, Ill. Location
Manufacturers Improved Fuel Economy Without Weight Reduction in 2013
Webinar offers View Inside CIECA's Committees

Oct 09
CARSTAR Adds Location in Kentucky
More Details on SEMA Collision Repair Education Released
Kelly Cooper Joins TenPoint Complete
Mike Miller Joins Assured Performance
ASA Recognizes Identifix Founder Bill Sauer

Oct 08
Boyd Opens New Collision Repair Center in Michigan Dealership
ACD Partners with eDirectGlass
Intellectual Property Rights Center Warns of Counterfeit Auto Parts
AkzoNobel Announces Awards at North American Summer Summit

Oct 07
P/C Insurers Saw Net Income Rise through First-Half 2014
Report Sees Short Term Gain for Aluminum, Long Term Gains for AHSS
Guild 21 Conference Call Tomorrow Features Toyota Collision Repair
Sherwin-Williams Donates $170,000 in Product to Collision Schools
ATMC Announces of 2014 Training Award Winners

Oct 06
ABRA Acquires Chicago-area Collision Repair Center
Axalta’s ProfitNet Interfaces with Dealertrack Technologies
Allianz and BMW Extend Global Agreement on Auto Insurance
Surge in Light Truck Sales in September Causes Drop in Fuel Economy
Canada - Craftsman Collision Fills Courtesy Cars with Food Donations

Oct 03
WESCO Acquires Two Jobber Locations in Western Washington
Air Bag Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing
Panel Examines Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology and Highway Safety
Trends Seminars Scheduled for Los Angeles October 7-8

Oct 02
Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Van Tuyl Group
ASA Contacts Top 10 Insurers on Blend within Panel
Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Airbags
I-CAR Recognizes SCA Appraisal for Training Commitment

Oct 01
AudaExplore Introduces Predictive Analytics Solution
PPG Waterborne Shop Conversions Exceed 10,000
WIN Kicks-off 2015 Membership Drive
Service King Partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation

Sep 30
Ford Super Duty Pickups Will Use Aluminum
Boyd Group Completes $100+ Million Financing
Consumer Federation Concerned with High Price of Auto Insurance
EU - MAPFRE Acquires Direct Line’s Auto Insurance in Italy and Germany

Sep 29
Craftsman Collision Acquires Wedge Clamp Repair Systems
Utah Auto Body Association Expo October 4
Erica Eversman to Speak at AASP/NJ Annual Meeting October 30
Early Bird Pricing for SEMA Show Ends October 17

Sep 26
September New Light-Vehicle Sales Projected Up 5%
Aleris Invests $350 Million to Expand Aluminum Sheet Production
OSHA Expands Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries
Legislation Introduced to Modernize the Small Business Administration
Quest Donates $280,000 in Paint and Abrasives To School Programs

Sep 25
Service King Acquires Car West Auto Body
Innovation Group Acquires Driven Solutions
Clear Coat Blending Still Not Eligible for Paint Manufacturer Warranties
Next Sherwin-Williams EcoLean Level 2 Workshop at Daytona Speedway
ABRA Helps Raise over $100,000 for People with Disabilities

Sep 24
Copart Reports Revenue Up 11% for its Fiscal Year
Congressional Hearing Examines Small Business Health Options Program
Lift Institute Partners with Toronto Worker Safety Group
Auto Body Association of Texas Affiliates with SCRS

Sep 23
Service King Acquires Marco's Collision Centers
AutoBody-Review.com Integrates VeriFacts Certification Status
Steve Forbes to Keynote AAPEX General Session
Hertz Contributes $30,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation
I-CAR Launches Two Refinish Courses

Sep 22
New Law to Reduce Uninsured Drivers in California
Caliber Acquires Six AutoPride Collision Repair Centers in Florida
ABRA Acquires Consolidated Auto Service Center in Illinois
National Auto Body Council Issues Final Call for 2014 Award Nominations
RDA Names 2014 IMPACT Elite Member of the Year

Sep 19
Seven Auto Parts Executives Indicted for Role in Conspiracy to Fix Prices
Over $300,000 Raised at Dallas Education Foundation Fundraiser
VeriFacts recognizes Fix Auto USA Network for Quality Measurement
Long Island Veterans to Receive 10 Vehicles Saturday
NABC Urges Support for Anti-Texting and Driving Campaign

Sep 18
Allianz Integrates Fireman’s Fund Commercial Insurance Lines
New Jersey Bill Would Limit Access to Black Box Data
Manufacturers Now Need Permit to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Calif.
Denver Police Work with Collision Repair Shops to Solve Hit and Runs

Sep 17
Small Business Optimism Increased in August
Team PRP Recyclers Will Not Endorse PartsTrader
Next GCIA Meeting September 25
Cheaper Crude and Winter-Blends Mean Less Expensive Gasoline
ArcelorMittal Touts 23% Weight Savings for Pickup Trucks with Steels

Sep 16
State Farm Projects Deer Collisions Up 3 Percent
Walmart Expanding Auto Insurance Shopping Site to 11 New States
WIN Kicks Off 2015 Sponsorship Campaign
U.S. House Committee Discusses Future of SBA
I-CAR Announces SEMA Training Schedule

Sep 15
Boyd Group Acquires Champ’s Collision Centers in Louisiana
Global Driverless Vehicle Shipments to Reach 42 Million by 2035
AASP-MN Offers Seminar on Preparing for Aluminum Repair
Auto Body Association of Texas Holds Third Meeting
MoKan CARSTAR Business Group Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish

Sep 12
Mike’s Auto Body Acquires 13th Location in Fremont, California
CARSTAR Announces 12.5 Percent Increase in Q2 Same-Store Sales
AHSS Repairability Project on Agenda at SEMA
ASE Industry Education Alliance Recognizes Instructors
Next CREW Examines the Role of Private Equity and Investment Banks

Sep 11
Cook’s Collision Acquires Holmes Body Shop in Pasadena
Boyd Group Income Fund Announces CA$100 Million Financing Deal
ARA Responds to Louisiana AG’s Comments on Junkyard Parts
Texas Leads Nation in Pickup Truck Thefts
Assured Performance Appoints Three Regional Directors

Sep 10
Boyd Acquires Collision Repair Centers in Georgia and Florida
ABRA Helps Raise $40,000 for Helping Paws
Axalta Breaks Ground on Waterborne Facility in Germany
Fix Auto USA Conference Sold Out

Sep 09
Caliber Acquires Three Locations in Colorado Springs
NACE Will Return to Detroit in 2015
Professional Parts Group Opens Tampa Warehouse
Hertz Announces CEO Steps Down
CARSTAR Cincinnati Business Group Raises $14,000 for Fisher House

Sep 08
ABRA Acquires USA Collision Centers
GM to Introduce Automated Driving Technologies in 2017 Cadillacs
Cooks Collision Expands Dublin, Calif. Location
Guild 21 Conference Call Wednesday Tackles Employee Engagement
Pennsylvania Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Insurance Lawsuits
Niclas Ytterdahl Named President of Vehicle Service Group

Sep 05
LIABRA Meeting Features Toyota Estimating Presentation on Sept. 16
Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sold at Record High in August
MEMA's Handschuh to Speak to CAWA
WIN Awards Five Student Memberships during CREF Event in Texas

Sep 04
Boyd Opens New Collision Repair Center in Michigan
State Farm App Makes Finding a Select Service Facility Easier
National Respirator Awareness Day Tomorrow
Five Parts Suppliers Joins the CCC Parts Network

Sep 03
Caliber Adds New Location in Houston, Texas Market
Akzo Nobel Reported to be Suitor for Axalta Coatings
Nationwide Insurance Moves to One Brand
ASA Announces Plans to Relocate Headquarters
NABC Board of Director Nomination Deadline Friday
UK - Selsia Signs Exclusive Supply Agreement with LKQ Coatings

Sep 02
ABRA Acquisition Closes
Education Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Student Safety Kits
NABC Sets Date for 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser
OEM Education Resources Panel Featured at Nov 5 NASTF Meeting
Trends Seminar Slated for St. Louis Sept 10

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