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Navistar

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.

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world-class portfolio of brands in North America include – Sikkens, Lesonal, Wanda, Modern Classikk, Sikkens Autocoat BT, U-TECH and Sign Finishes.  Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

BeeLine - Registration Sponsor

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.

3M

3M provides the Automotive, Heavy Duty Truck and Commercial Vehicle industry with premium solutions to repair damaged vehicles properly the first time.  We provide education and product systems such as sanding and grinding abrasives, body fillers, buffing and polishing products as well as spray equipment and paint tools.

Chief Automotive Technologies

Chief offers an extensive line of Heavy-Duty collision repair equipment, including frame machines, electronic measuring systems, steel and aluminum welding, HD riveting, aluminum repair and wheel service equipment. If you’re currently sending work to other shops, it’s costing you more than if you expanded to offer these services at your facility Why not turn that time and expense into your own shop’s profits?  With Chief’s HD line of repair equipment, your shop can now take on that work, controlling the repair and reducing cycle times. Take the first step into Heavy-Duty collision repair with Chief.

Global Finishing Solutions

A leading manufacturer of paint booths and finishing technology, Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) provides manufacturers and collision centers around the globe with equipment and services that improve shop productivity and paint finish quality. With an extensive history in the finishing industry, GFS is experienced at designing and building high-quality finishing equipment for refinishing cars, trucks and 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.

I-CAR

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.

PPG

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®  family of products feature 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.

And a solid PPG commitment to continuous innovation in every aspect of heavy-duty vehicle finishes and repair. Choose wisely. Learn more about PPG.