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.

abpa 2017 Will Nordwind web

Lobbyist Will Nordwind of the Quality Parts Coalition said his organization is pushing federal legislation to reduce automakers’ parts patents from 14 years to just 30 months.

 

Federal and state legislation related to non-OEM parts was a key topic at the recent Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) convention. About 150 people, primarily representing manufacturers or distributors of non-OEM parts, attended the event, held in Atlanta.

Steve Schoolcraft presentation July2017 web

Steve Schoolcraft while giving a presentation. Many remember him as an animinated presenter.

 

Steve Schoolcraft, often referred to as a visionary by many in the collision repair industry, died unexpectedly on May 19, peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his wife Alexis, his two sons, Nicholas and Michael, and granddaughter Noelle.

The Supreme Court has upheld the legal precedent of patent exhaustion, which states that a company’s right to protect its patent ends when the product is sold to the end user, reports the Auto Care Association.

The Wizard21 Big Throw Polisher is a 21 MM throw dual action polisher perfect for any shop.

According to a new report from the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will see a substantial, 48%, dent in their lucrative collision parts business as a result of self-driving cars. 

Inventing tomorrow's automotive refinish and commercial coatings today.

welding training i car

 

I-CAR®’s Welding Training & Certification™ Program is now a requirement as a participant in the State Farm™ Select Service® program.

Make your repair job easier, reduce waste and increase profitability by utilizing single-use fillers and finishes by USC Garage.

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