State Farm trains for Ford F-150

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — November 18, 2014 — With the emergence of more technically advanced vehicles, including the new aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 State Farm and I-CAR have announced that more than 2,700 State Farm Auto Physical Damage Appraisers (ADPAs) have completed the I-CAR 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair course (FOR06). This is in addition […]

Fix Auto ad campaign sets out to redefine the F-Word

Blainville, Quebec — November, 17 — Fix Auto has launched a national advertising campaign to help promote their services, while also cleaning up Canadian’s language. “We wanted to be bold and clear,” says Carl Brabander, Vice President of Marketing at Fix Auto. “Anyone who’s been in a fender bender knows how easy it can be […]

Summerhill Impact launches $120,000 crowd-funding campaign to clean Canada’s arctic

Toronto, Ontario — November, 17 — Summerhill Impact is aiming to help raise $120,000 by December 31 to fund arctic cleanup initiatives in Canada. The Toronto-based non-profit’s participation in the crowd-funding campaign joins the efforts of 14 partners across the country in bringing back end-of-life vehicles from the arctic through the Tundra Take-Back program. Developed […]

SATA to launch high performance spray gun

Kornwestheim, Germany — November 17, 2014 — SATA has announced the addition of a high performance spray gun—SATAjet 5000 B—to its product range. Set to launch during this year’s Automechanika, Germany’s international trade show, the design focused on versatility regarding inlet pressure, application distance and improved adaptability to the specific requirements of the different paint […]

SEMA announces Battle of the Builders winner

Diamond Bar, California — November 17, 2014 — Kyle Tucker was named the winner of the first Battle of the Builders competition last week during the trade show’s inaugural after party, SEMA Ignited. Beating out over 125 vehicle customizers from across the country, and coming in directly ahead of Mike & Jim Ring and Jeff […]

GFS reconfigures automotive paint booth line

      Osseo, Wisconsin — November 17, 2014 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has restructured their line of automotive paint booths, prep environments and mix rooms to fall under two categories—Ultra and Performer. The Ultra paint booths line will remain GFS’ premium option, including features such as a full-ceiling plenum, GFS’ exclusive controlled airflow ceiling, floor […]