Billy Walkowiak

Billy Walkowiak, founder of Collision Safety Consultants


Since Billy Walkowiak founded Collision Safety Consultants seven years ago, he has helped consumers, body shops, dealerships and even insurance companies with diminished value claims as well as inspecting post-repair vehicles to determine whether they were fixed properly.

Apple Hill

Apple Hill Auto & Collision, located in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania body shop has confirmed that it was purchased by LKQ Corporation, one of North America’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers.

Friday, 17 February 2017 18:27

SEMA Scholarship Applications Due March 1

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship offers dozens of awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,000, with a $5,000 award going to the top student.

In an effort to bring affordable training to more automotive professionals in need, the UBM Community Engagement Program has joined with Automotive Management Institute (AMi), National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Technicians Service Training (TST) to provide scholarships for NACE Automechanika Chicago covering travel expenses, training costs and access to trade show product discovery.

CIF Annual Gala 2017 1


For the 7th time, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) held its annual Gala Fundraiser in Palm Springs, California.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 23:12

BASF Teams up With Driven to Cure

BASF Driven to Cure

BASF presents a $10,000 check to Andrew Lee (second from right) for Driven to Cure. With Andrew are (left to right) his father, Bruce Lee; BASF Refinish Vice President, Marvin Gillfillan and BASF Refinish Marketing Head, Dan Bihlmeyer


At its automotive refinish team meeting earlier this month, BASF presented Andrew Lee, president & CEO of Driven to Cure (DTC), and his father Bruce Lee, chairman, treasurer & secretary of DTC, with a check for $10,000.

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced the launch of its latest online course, Management’s Guide to Scanning and New Technology.

Snap On MODIS Diagnostic Calculator


Snap-on has added its MODIS™ Edge combination full-function scan tool and scope/graphing meter to its diagnostic calculator feature available on the Snap-on website.

The Driven Brands Charitable Foundation (DBCF) raised more than $650,000 in 2016 and its fundraising efforts have now surpassed more than $1.5 million since it was established in 2012.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 23:38

PPG Announces Key Advances in Color Tools

PPG ColorSolutions logo


PPG has announced that it has developed several key advances in its array of color software and hardware tools.