I-CAR announces 2016 Board of Directors

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois — March 21, 2016 — I-CAR has announced its 2016 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from different industry segments including collision repair, insurance, the OEM, equipment and tool suppliers, education, and […]

Walmec North America introduces WNA AMD-035 Membrane Dryer

The new AMD-035 Membrane Dryer from Walmec North America.

Mazeppa, Minnesota — March 21, 2016 — Walmec North American has just released the WNA AMD-035 Membrane Dryer for use in compressed air systems. The unit has a 4-stage pre-filtration that Walmec North America says is critical to the longevity and function of the membrane dryer. It has a flow rating of 35 standard cubic […]

CSN-Reliable Auto Body earns Toyota Certified designation

The team at CSN-Reliable Auto Body. The facility has recently been designated as a Toyota Certified Collision Centre.

By Dylan O’Hagan Courtenay, British Columbia — March 21, 2016 — Becoming a Toyota certified collision repair facility has its benefits, but Ryan Pederson says they might be even greater for body shops in smaller communities. Pederson is the Manager of CSN-Reliable Auto Body in Courtenay, BC. The autobody facility recently became a Toyota Certified […]

Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar in $11.3 billion deal

Sherwin-Williams has moved to acquire industry rival Valspar.

By Jeff Sanford Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 2016 — Consolidation in the finishing business took a big step forward as news broke that Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar Corporation for $113 per share or about $11.3 billion cash. The deal has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors at both companies. Both Sherwin-Williams and […]