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AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re within reach of one of our products. Our world-class portfolio of brands in North America include – Sikkens, Lesonal, Wanda, Dynacoat, Modern Classikk, Sikkens Autocoat BT, U-TECH and Grip-Gard. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Axalta Coating Systems

For decades Imron® has been part of your journey. Our durable coatings protect your vehicle mile after mile.
The world’s largest selling commercial vehicle coating formulated to meet the toughest conditions on the road.
Imron is the factory paint chosen by every Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturer in North America to meet their exacting standards of durability, protection and brilliant color.
Unrivaled leadership creating a legacy of quality that you have come to trust.
When it comes to protecting your investment… Trust the leader.


Evercoat began as Fibre-Glass Evercoat in 1953, when our first formulations were developed in Cincinnati and sold throughout the US, primarily to the marine market.  Today, Evercoat’s heavy investment in technology has allowed us to be the first to market with many leading products. Rage® was the first stain-free body filler, Optex® with its color-changing technology and Rage Ultra™, which is the first filler using Eco Resin™, an environmentally friendly resin which also provides superior sanding capabilities. Now we lead the industry in the use of “green” technology.  Evercoat Products produce a quality collision repair, every time, everywhere.

SCA Claim Services

Since 1979, SCA’s Specialty Division has been an industry leader in Heavy Truck and Equipment Material Damage Appraisal. With a nationwide network of H/E Certified Appraisers combined with an internal staff of H/E Experts, SCA maintains a level of appraisal accuracy and quality unequalled in the industry. SCA’s H/E appraisal precision is achieved through their nationwide utilization of the AdjustRite Commercial Estimating System, their rigorous quality assurance review process by internal H/E Experts and their continuous involvement in the H/E community. The leading commercial insurers recognize SCA Specialty Division as a true authority in Heavy Truck and Equipment Material Damage Appraisal.    


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.

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® 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 of these various segments. They include:

  • 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. The organization also encourages and supports ongoing conversations that impact collision repair.

LKQ Heavy Truck

LKQ Heavy Truck is a division of LKQ Corporation. LKQ Heavy Truck buys end-of-life heavy-duty vehicles – semi tractors, dump trucks, trash trucks, school busses and others. Those purchased vehicles then go through a dismantling process to yield quality recycled truck parts, or are remanufactured to facilitate our remanufactured product lines, like engines, transmissions and differentials. These parts are inventoried then sold in a conscious and professional manner. We have the highest quality recycled and rebuilt semi-truck engines, transmissions, differentials, and other truck parts in the industry. Every part and truck we sell is fully evaluated and treated with the best care from the time it arrives in our Heavy Truck plant locations to the time it leaves with a happy customer. We carry products from major brands and our extensive inventory is backed by our great warranty. Getting and keeping our customers on the road is our number one priority! We currently have 15 locations across the U.S. All of which make a big impact!


Polyvance has helped people repair plastics since 1981. With a particular strength in plastic welding, Polyvance pioneered the Mini-Weld airless plastic welder in 1981 and the Nitro-Fuzer nitrogen plastic welder in 2006. Polyvance is the leading manufacturer of nitrogen plastic welders in the US, with over a third of automotive body shops in the US owning one. In the past few years, Polyvance has expanded its offerings in the HD repair market by creating specialty repair kits for damaged Kenworth hoods which save operators thousands of dollars and hours of downtime.

PPG Industries

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


We are Sherwin-Williams.

A recognized global leader in coatings.

We deliver advanced paint, coatings and technology solutions engineered to protect assets. Our versatile brand portfolio, time-tested industry expertise and unparalleled service and training programs help customers improve their finishing operations – reducing cycle times and increasing profitability. With more than 180 company-owned stores across North America and Canada, our distribution platform enables customers to seal their reputations as a prompt solution provider.

BodyShop Business

BodyShop Business is the ultimate information source for the collision repair industry. It is dedicated to empowering shop owners with the knowledge they need to run successful businesses. BodyShop Business provides not only business management information and market trend analysis, but also technical content, breaking news and the latest products for collision repairers. It’s committed to helping collision repair shop owners improve their efficiency, profitability and repair quality by delivering top-notch content both digitally and in print.

Fleet Maintenance

All maintenance, all management, all vehicle classes, all the time. Designed to serve the fleet maintenance manager, Fleet Maintenance magazine provides a curriculum and best practices for vehicle uptime, and how to effectively keep vehicles operating with the greatest efficiency and minimal downtime.

Truck, Parts, Service

Trucks, Parts, Service is the only media entity in the trucking industry that caters exclusively to dealer and independent aftermarket professionals. With a focus on business solutions, technical information and the latest new equipment and product information, TPS informs its readers on how to strengthen their partnerships with customers and keep their companies thriving in an increasingly challenging marketplace.