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Western News

1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

CAA active in supporting SB 696

Since late 2008, Southern California shops have been prevented from installing a new spray booth or from modifying their spray booth from its existing permit condition, including moving an existing booth to a new location, or adding an air make-up system for waterborne paint.

PPG document sheds technical light on controversial auto refinishing operation

Over the past few years our industry has seen a major change regarding the process we use to put the “final touch” on a refinished vehicle. Although once referred to as "Color Sand & Buff", we now more accurately describe this process as "Finish Sand and Polish".

Industry supporters came together to deliver state of the art emergency extrication training to more than 125 emergency service personnel in Las Vegas the week of June 1. 911 Collision Centers, Kent Automotive and Hertz Local Edition hosted the event with Progressive Insurance, Nationwide Insurance and Green Leaf Recyclers providing vehicles.

After working in the casino industry in marketing for 17 years, Reno resident Forrest Bietz decided to make a career change, and he purchased a franchise business, ColorAll Technologies, aimed at providing minor truck and auto body repair and painting -- targeted to car dealerships and fleet operations. Bietz wanted a business that would offer less stress and give him more control over his professional activities.

Unlike traditional auto body repair shops, which focuses only on collision repair, BumperDoc offers a wide variety of cosmetic repair services for automobiles. Their distinctive "one-stop shop" model chooses to recondition (repair) versus replacing parts by all means necessary, which enables customers to save time and money. BumperDoc offers customers 7 other services for their auto appearance needs.

DuPont and D’Angelos, industry leaders in RV Paint and refinishing products manufacturing and distribution, have signed on to help make an ALS-afflicted RV enthusiast’s dream come true.