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Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) announced that nominations for the prestigious Most Influential Women (MIW) awards opened Wednesday, Nov. 1 and will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. 

In 2012, the global Automotive Collision Repair Market was valued around $163.39 billion and is anticipated to reach approximately $246.78 billion by 2022, while maintaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.78 percent during the forecast period.

Certified Collision Group (CCG), the OE Certification and KPI-focused solutions provider to the collision repair and insurance communities, announced the signing of more than 30 new locations since August, growth into 27 states and it now being the fifth-largest collision repair services operator in the U.S.

The Auto Care Association has announced the addition of Kirsten Zaremba as senior director, marketing. 

Two new courses were announced Oct. 23 as additions to the I-CAR Hands-On Skills Development lineup: Plastic Repair and Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding.

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) was honored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with its highest award, the Power of (A) Summit Award, in recognition of the tremendous impact NABC’s Recycled Rides program has made to change and save thousands of lives across the country.

The Advanced Technology and Diagnostic Repair Forum held last summer during NACE Automechanika in Chicago offered more evidence that the lines between “collision repair” and processes more traditionally considered “mechanical repair” continue to blur.

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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced on Oct. 23 that its current relief efforts to Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims would be extended to those affected by the fires in California, as well as the Hurricane damage to Puerto Rico.  

Vitaliy Fedorchuk, 28, of Antelope, CA, was sentenced Oct. 4 by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to one year and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine for an international scheme to sell counterfeit airbags via eBay and other internet sales sites, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:52

Inside Look at BMW’s Repair Program

Industry repairers, insurers and OEMs had the opportunity to ask BMW executives Marcos Ehmann and Joshua Fahlbush about the company’s Certified Collision Repair Center program (CCRC) during a Guild 21 podcast. 

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