HD Repair Forum

As the commercial and transportation vehicle market continues to evolve in new vehicle technologies, materials, and a diverse choice of energy sources, the collision repair industry is experiencing an expansion of repair demands in an already challenging environment. At the HD Repair Forum, the organization’s efforts look to bridge existing gaps in industry communication, collaboration, […]

Axalta preps for the second annual HD Repair Forum

Toronto, Ontario – March 12, 2019 – In just a few short weeks, collision repair professionals, insurance parties and OEs from all across North America will be gathering together for the second annual Heavy-Duty Repair Forum. The HD Repair Forum will take place on April 2 to 3 at the Hilton in Fort Worth, Texas […]

PPG adds LKQ to AdjustRite commercial estimating system

The AdjustRite estimating system, pictured above, is a logic-based estimating platform that incorporates actual truck model information. This will expand with the introduction of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database.

Strongsville, Ohio — August 23, 2017 — PPG has announced the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database, consequently expanding the AdjustRite commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program. LKQ has been a parts source for AdjustRite customers since 2008.  The AdjustRite estimating system is geared toward commercial truck dealers, independent collision repair facilities, […]

Boyd Group buys heavy-duty repair facility

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Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 27, 2016 — The Boyd Group has announced its 37th shop acquisition of 2016. The Winnipeg-based consolidator has announced the September 26, 2016 opening of a new collision repair centre in Portage, Ind. This particular acquisition is a little unusual for Boyd. The company usually seems to acquire general purpose collision […]

Heavy Duty: Repair and refinish in the oil patch needs special considerations

Frack pumps are a vital part of exploiting oil wells where the reserves are otherwise inaccessible. Western Paint & Body Works painted 42 of these behemoths before making the switch to serving the RV business.

By Jeff Sanford   Alida, Saskatchewan — September 6, 2016 — In the late 1990s and early 2000s many assumed that the extensively drilled North American reservoirs were headed for depletion. Reservoirs like the Bakken formation in southern Saskatchewan, found back in the 1950s, were undrillable because the oil was trapped tightly in impermeable and […]

Car-O-Liner announces two booths, sponsorship of MSO Symposium at NACE 2016

Car-O-Liner logo.

Wixom, Michigan — August 1, 2016 — Car-O-Liner has committed to a major presence at NACE 2016. In addition to two exhibits on the show floor, the company will serve as a sponsor of the MSO Symposium and multiple other presentations. NACE 2016 takes place August 11 to 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in […]

Chief launches lines for heavy-duty shops

Chief has introduced a new line for heavy-duty shops.

Madison, Indiana — May 23, 2016 — Chief has introduced Chief Heavy Duty, a product line Chief says is designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. According to a statement from the company, the equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and […]

Registration officially opens for NACE 2016

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Anaheim, California — March 1, 2016 — It’s never too early to start thinking about how to spend your summer. Registration for NACE 2016 is now officially open. According to a statement from show management, this year’s event will offer the best conference program, live demonstrations, exclusive OE training, world-class exhibits and networking in the show’s […]

Chief goes big with new heavy-duty line

Chief's new heavy-duty repair line.

Madison, Indiana — October 28, 2015 — Chief has introduced a new product line designed to help heavy-duty collision facilities improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. Chief says the equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs. The new Chief heavy-duty product line includes:• New Centurion […]