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Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Akzo Nobel and CIAI present 2006 endowments

Fall 2006 endowment recipients have been chosen by Akzo Nobel, along with the Advisory Council of the Collision Industry Advancement Initiative (CIAI). This is the fifth set of endowments since the program was established in 2004. This year's recipients are Contra Costa Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Skills Canada Student Competition. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

ADESA acquires 3 Texas salvage auctions

ADESA Impact, a unit of ADESA's Auction Services Group, has acquired three independent salvage auctions in the state of Texas, according to ADESA, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), provider of wholesale vehicle auctions and used vehicle dealer floorplan financing.

Four suspects have been arrested in a staged auto collision ring that allegedly caused more than 100 collisions in the Bay Area resulting in more than $2 million in losses to insurers, according to Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi. 

Probably everyone in the industry has heard some variation of the joke about wheels on toolboxes being the cause - or a result of - the high rate of turn-over among the industry's technicians. {sidebar id=1}

Several paint companies have announced price increases across the board. 

Thursday, 30 November 2006 17:00

Industry issues, expos highlight NACE 2006

A "high energy affair with a lot of productive business being done," said one trade show exhibitor, summing up the general consensus among attendees at NACE 2006 in Las Vegas.