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Imron®, Axalta’s well-known and industry-leading polyurethane, serves as a cornerstone product providing decades of colorful, tough, durable performance for the commercial transportation market. Axalta scientists have developed a comprehensive portfolio of coatings that meet the industry’s rigorous standards for performance, appearance, corrosion protection, and gloss and color retention. Whatever the application, age or condition of your commercial vehicle, our product lines are specifically designed to deliver the results you need. Imron Elite is the original factory finish on six of the seven major heavy-duty truck manufacturers which makes the brand the leading choice for commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Bee Line

Bee Line manufactures Wheel Alignment, On-truck Tire Balancing and Frame Correction Equipment for Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers. Located in Bettendorf, Iowa USA, Bee Line designs, manufactures and sells a variety of cutting edge products while providing unparalleled training and customer service to its valuable clients around the world. Bee Line provides a complete solution with equipment that measures and corrects caster and camber – resulting in TOTAL wheel alignment, along with heavy duty truck frame correction equipment that includes exclusive optical frame assessment capabilities. The Company remains relentlessly committed to continuous technological advancement to support the ever-changing HD industry.


Chief is the heavy-duty industry’s premier provider of collision repair solutions. Our single source provider offering includes: frame pulling equipment, computerized measuring, welders (spot, Mig/Mag and aluminum), HD rivet guns, fume and dust extraction and wheel service equipment (alignment, tire changers and wheel balancers). Local sales and service is key to our philosophy, meaning you’ll never have to go far for world-class support. Headquartered in Madison, IN, we are a brand of Vehicle Service Group and part of the Dover Corporation.

Global Finishing Solutions

A leading manufacturer of paint booths and finishing technology, Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) provides collision centers across the globe with equipment and services that improve shop productivity and paint finish quality. With roots in the finishing industry dating back to 1888, GFS is experienced at designing and building high-quality finishing equipment for businesses that refinish cars, trucks or large vehicles such as semis, buses and RVs. The majority of GFS’ products are made in the U.S. at their 340,000-square-foot facility in Osseo, Wisconsin. Precision engineered and manufactured of heavy-duty materials, GFS paint booths and finishing equipment are designed to last many years.


Hunter Engineering Company® is the world leader in manufacturing heavy-duty wheel alignment systems, heavy-duty lifts, inspection systems, wheel balancers and tire changers built for maximum efficiency and load capacity. Hunter’s wide range of heavy-duty service equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world. Since 1946, when Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Lee Hunter founded Hunter Engineering, the company has built a reputation for innovation and visionary leadership in the application of the newest technologies to automotive undercar and truck service. For additional information, visit our website at or contact your local Hunter® representative at


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.

Formed in 1979 out of a collaboration across the six segments of the collision repair Inter-Industry, I-CAR serves — and is represented by — all segments of the Inter-Industry:

  • Collision repair
  • Insurance
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Education, training and research
  • Tools, equipment and supply
  • Related industry services

I-CAR’s focus is to provide everyone involved in collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-recognized training solutions. I-CAR also encourages and supports ongoing conversations in the industry on issues that impact collision repair. I-CAR delivers its services and training throughout the United States. I-CAR training content is also licensed for distribution in CanadaAustralia and New Zealand.


Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mitchell International, Inc. delivers smart technology solutions that simplify and accelerate claims handling and repair processes, driving more accurate, consistent and cost-effective resolutions. Mitchell integrates deep industry expertise into its workflow solutions, providing unparalleled access to data, advanced analytics and decision support tools. Mitchell’s comprehensive solution portfolio and robust SaaS infrastructure connect its customers in ways that enable tens of millions of electronic transactions to be processed each month for more than 300 insurance companies, over 30,000 collision repair facilities and countless other Property & Casualty industry supply partners across the Americas and Europe.


Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financial services.


When the focus is on heavy-duty vehicle finishes and repair, PPG offers the most comprehensive and reliable array of proven technologies, total color solutions and best-in-class service in the industry. PPG offerings include:

  • The DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® brands featuring products with a demonstrated ability to meet the quality and  performance demands of the commercial truck, bus and body builder repair/refinish segments;
  • The unique AdjustRite® online commercial estimating system;
  • Advanced, easy-to-use color-matching tools and compact mixing schemes;
  • Expertise in enhancing collision center productivity and efficiency;
  • The industry’s most extensive and accessible training and support programs.