Wanna Race: P.A.C.E.R. Program unveils retrofitted Dodge Dart drag racer at PaintSource

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto’s PaintSource Automotive celebrated the relaunch of the Police and Community Educating Racers (P.A.C.E.R.) Program last Sunday, where companies and local organizations gathered for a barbeque and the unveiling of a police-themed drag racing car. According to Mathew John, co-owner of Paint Source, the program aims to educate the next generation of […]

In Stride: 3M named Supplier of the Year by Supply Chain Drive

Toronto, Ontario – If 3M wasn’t a household name before the COVID-19 pandemic, they sure are now. The N95 respirator has become a symbol of 2020 and as a result, the company is being recognized as “Supplier of the Year” by Supply Chain Drive.  One of, if not the largest producer of PPE (Personal Protective […]

3M’s mobile app is now available for Android devices

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario – August 10, 2018 – 3M’s innovative mobile app that gives body shop technicians and distributor sales staff the information they need at their finger tips, is now available for Android devices. The app carries a range of useful information such as finding technical data sheets, safety data sheets, new […]

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announces annual vendor awards

Program of the Year winner 3M, pictured with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes team.

Orlando, Florida — February 13, 2018 — Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently announced its selection for the annual Associated Product Vendor Awards. The awardees were honoured at a special reception with over 200 attendees composed of suppliers, employees and guests, at its national sales meeting in Orlando, Florida.  Included among the associated products suppliers acknowledge this […]

3M launches travelling interactive experience on road infrastructure technologies

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2018 — 3M’s Transportation Safety Division is launching a North American Roadshow that will travel to 50 locations throughout the United States and Canada showcasing the latest 3M road safety technology and innovation. 3M has designed a custom 53’ tractor trailer that will offer interactive experiences that […]

3M to host Chip Foose, Richard Petty and other celebrities at 2017 SEMA Show

3M has announced it will host appearances by Chip Foose, Richard Petty, and others including KC Mathieu and the Ringbrothers throughout the run of the 2017 SEMA Show.

Las Vegas, Nevada — Septemeber 24, 2017 — 3M has announced a full slate of celebrity appearances for the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Automotive legends Richard Petty and Chip Foose will join other celebrities including Charley Hutton, the Ringbrothers, KC Mathieu, Kyle Morley, […]

Painters unite at the 3M PPS World Cup in Detroit

Painters from around the world with Chip Foose. From left to Right: Christian Wilke, Danny Schramm, Clay Hoberecht, Carl-André Giroux, Connie Manjavinos, Chip Foose, Shane Wanjon, Jacob Miles, Carmine De Maria, Justin Jimmo and Pablo Prado.

By Alex Dugas Detroit, Michigan — August 21, 2017 — The 3M PPS World Cup event kicked off in Detroit, Michigan recently, bringing together painters from around the world to paint custom hoods using 3M’s PPS Paint Preparation System technology. The theme was “a Salute to Classic Car Culture.” Make sure to watch for more coverage […]

3M’s DEMO trailer to host Chip Foose at NACE Automechanika

The back of the 3M DEMO trailer features a fully functional paint booth. Other parts of the DEMO trailer offer similar functions in regards to different tools, allowing repairers to try out equipment in real applications.

Chicago, Illinois — July 23, 2017 — 3M is bringing its Demonstration & Education Mobile Operations (DEMO) trailer to NACE Automechanika 2017, as well as offering attendees a chance to meet Chip Foose, host of “Overhaulin” and designer of one-of-a-kind custom cars. The DEMO trailer will be at booth 1129 in the NACE Automechanika Spray […]

Women’s Industry Network breaks record on conference attendance

WIN members at the conclusion of this year’s Scholarship Walk. Every year, the WIN Conference includes this fundraising event to provide scholarships for more women to attend the conference and receive mentoring.

By Josh White Denver, Colorado — May 29, 2017 — Since 2006, the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has played an active role in involving women in the collision repair industry. Still growing, the not-for-profit organization continues to attract women to the industry and recognize women for their work within it. WIN’s mission is not just […]

3M wins preliminary injunction against BossAuto

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St. Paul, Minnesota — January 22, 2017 — 3M has won a preliminary injunction against Spain’s BossAuto Innova for infringement of 3M’s patent on its PPS Paint Preparation System.   In brief, the court order, “ … prohibits the import and/or manufacture, export, promotion, offering, introduction in trade and marketing of BossAuto’s “BossAuto Paint System” […]