In response to members' requests, the Women's Industry Network (WIN®) hosted its first three regional events in Southern California, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA, on June 13 and 14.

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“Who Pays for What?” survey finds improvement in payment for not-included body labor operations; latest survey on frame and mechanical operations is now open.

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added a new member Albert Kemperle, Inc. with headquarters in Amityville New York.

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on a draft package of 14 driverless car bills on June 27. The hearing follows closely behind ASA’s Mechanical Operations Committee meeting with senior House Energy and Commerce staff June 14 to discuss several issues related to driverless cars and the potential impact on repair shops.

PPG MVP Business Solutions Group has announced the video release of the “Tip of the Technology Iceberg” OEM panel session from the 2017 spring conference.

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Thatcham Research in the U.K. is the motor insurers’ automotive research center a kind of analog to the IIHS in the US. Established by the insurance industry in 1969, the center’s main aim is to contain or reduce the cost of motor insurance claims whilst maintaining safety standards.

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is accepting applications for the 2016 Emil Stanley Merit Award.

Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics™ system, the first comprehensive diagnostic system designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets.

MAACO Transformers last knight partnership


In celebration of the new movie, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay and releasing in theaters June 21, Maaco, North America’s Bodyshop, has launched a national integrated campaign with television, print, digital and social media, bringing the action and excitement of the Transformers movies to more than 500 shops with special offers for consumers.

UPDATE: As anticipated, Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. on Monday, June 26.

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