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Panasonic's Toughbook® was back at NACE for a second year. Toughbook is a wireless computer product known as an MDWD - Mobile Data Wireless Display. It looks like a small computer screen and can be carried anywhere in the shop or out onto the lot for estimates, allowing the user to enter or retrieve estimates and production information without being tied to a desk. A keyboard appears on the screen and you can use it to enter data.
Allvis Light digital measuring system voted Best New Product
Attendees at NACE 2005 voted the Allvis Light digital measuring system as the Best New Product of the Year. Over 30.000 collision repair professionals voted to decide this honor.
Seven shop management system software companies have agreed to interface DSS's EMSReview estimate auditing program with their management systems, giving their customers the ability to review estimates and utilize common DRP Key Performance Indicators (KPI) from within their management systems. The companies include AEII, Auto-Quote, Combined Computer Technology (CCT), Crash Management System, Integrated Collision Management (ICM), NewEra Software and Vantedge Software.
BECCA, Inc. has released a new line of spray gun cleaners called Envirowash™, designed to utilize environmentally-friendly alternative solvents.
Steck Manufacturing Company has released two tools to make routine repair tasks more efficient.
At Huntington Beach Bodyworks (HBB), we believe in building dreams of steel by treating our clients to only the best possible work and the most creative designs. To bring our HBB designs to life, we use the highest quality tools that offer consistency that lives up to our reputation.
A damaged A-Pillar or B-Pillar, as well as rocker and roof panels of door openings, can now be easily pulled with Steck's BigBite radius clamp.
Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. (NasdaqNM: KEYS) is currently distributing its 2006 Wheel Finder CD. This annually-produced, electronic catalog does NOT require users to have Internet access and contains valuable information including photographs, part numbers and product descriptions.
Car buyers who want to stay up-to-date when choosing the color of their cars in the next few years will opt for striking, mixed colors that defy the definition of classic colors.
The nation's largest aftermarket crash parts distributor, Keystone Automotive Industries, has announced that it will begin to sell its crash parts through United Recycler's Group (URG), an association headquartered in Colorado and representing over 330 independently-owned salvage yards, including over 30 in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Chicago-area Ford dealer John Guido remembers a time when at least one out of every two vehicles sold at his Arlington Heights Ford store was rustproofed by the dealership.