Snapsheet secures $10 million in funding and hires David Bauer as Chief Operating Officer

Chicago, Illinois — December 9, 2013 — Snapsheet has announced $10 million in Series B funding. Series B funding is the second round of financing for a business by private equity investors or venture capitalists.  In addition to the funding, the Chicago-based company announced the addition of David Bauer, a 30-year insurance technology industry veteran, […]

LORD launches new one-component, direct-to-metal sealer/adhesive

  The Fusor 800DTM and 803DTM are now available from the LORD Corporation.   Cary, North Carolina — December 9, 2013 — LORD Corporation, maker of Fusor Automotive Repair Adhesives, has announced the availability of a new one-component, direct-to-metal sealer/adhesive. Developed for OEM professionals, LORD Fusor 800DTM/803DTM is a one-component, direct-to-metal sealer/adhesive. The new product […]

I-CAR, IBM partner for multi-million dollar training CMS

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — December 9, 2013 — I-CAR has announced a $2.6 million partnership with IBM Kenexa to design a new content management system(CMS) that will streamline and improve the development, delivery and quality of collision repair training across the United States. I-CAR launched its new training system on Dec. 9, with the debut […]

Survey says collision repair industry hiring relatively flat

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — December 9, 2013 — Recruiting and retaining high-quality staff is a concern for every collision repair facility. As we approach the end of 2013, we asked our readers to let us know about their hiring (and firing) practices this past year.  Hiring doesn’t take place in a vacuum. A […]

Artists 4 Education, Matrix System raise over $20K for collision repair education

Massillon, Ohio — December 9, 2013 — Artists 4 Education is pleased to announce that it raised and donated $23,924.32 to the I-CAR Collision Repair Education Foundation. Over the past year, Artists 4 Education has worked in conjunction with Matrix System Automotive Finishes, a Quest Automotive brand, to organize efforts to raise money and industry […]

MADD Canada: Impaired, bad drivers to benefit from Ontario insurance plan

Oakville, Ontario — December 9, 2013 — Rather than rewarding good drivers, Ontario’s proposed insurance reduction plan will award the biggest cost savings to bad drivers and impaired drivers, according to a statement from MADD Canada.  MADD Canada says the province of Ontario has committed to reducing insurance rates by 15 percent over the next […]