NABC Chuck Sulkala


Chuck Sulkala, founder, first president, and executive director of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced his retirement on January 3, effective the end of 2017.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation on December 20 after the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) received 141 reports of sudden, unexpected increases in stopping distance in model year 2007 through 2009 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles.

According to a AAA survey released December 1, two out of three U.S. drivers do not trust auto repair shops – citing overcharges, recommendations for unnecessary services and poor past experiences for their lack of confidence.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 21:02

How to Integrate Millennials Into the Workplace

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Mike Lanza, manager of business consulting services at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, led several Society of Collision Repair Specialist (SCRS) seminars during SEMA 2016.


Pro Spot International, manufacturer of tools and equipment for the collision repair industry, recently announced Tesla approval of the SP Series MIG Welders including the SP-5 Smart MIG and the new SP-5.3 Double Pulse 3-Phase Smart MIG.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:49

BASF Completes Acquisition of Chemetall

BASF has completed its acquisition of Albermarle’s global surface treatment business, Chemetall.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has announced the launch of the newly-redesigned

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule on December 13 that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:22

ASA Launches New Career Center

Through a partnership with Auto Care Careers Industry Job Board Network and the Auto Care Association, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) is launching the ASA Career Center to help employers and employees find the right opportunities to fill the growing need for quality technicians in the automotive service and collision repair fields.

OEConnection LLC (OEC), the parts ecommerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, has announced that Hyundai Motor America has added CollisionLink to its Hyundai Go Genuine Collision Conquest program.

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