PPG invests $7.8 million in R&D facility

One of the labs at PPG's recently revamped Coatings Innovation Center. The company has just completed a $7.8 million upgrade to the facility's capabilities.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — February 22, 2016 — PPG has just announced it has completed a significant investment to its primary research and development facility for paint and coatings. Part of the upgrades include facilities for simulating the wide variety of environmental conditions experienced by refinish customers and a new automotive refinish training centre. The investment […]

Automated inventory control system launched by icoat

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 22, 2016 — The collision repair industry continues to delve deeper into the digital world. Wayne Brady, CEO of icoat, has announced his company is offering a new cloud-based inventory control system for collision repair facilities. “We have launched our fully-automated collision inventory system in Canada,” said Brady […]

Greg Horn of Mitchell on communicating repair costs to your customer

Greg Horn of Mitchell discussed how shop owners can better communicate rising repair costs in a recent interview.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 22, 2016 — Mitchell International recently published its quarterly Industry Trends Report. In the latest edition, Greg Horn, Vice President of Industry Relations at Mitchell, focused on the inflation rate driving car repair prices. The results reflect what any shop owner knows intimately—the costs of repair are rising […]

3M launches new series of heavy truck procedures

3M's new how-to series on heavy truck and fleet repairs covers a wide range of topics.

St. Paul, Minnesota — February 22, 2016 — 3M is lending a hand to repairers working on fleets and commercial trucks. The company’s Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures. According to 3M, written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within […]