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AkzoNobel

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.

Property Damage Appraisers

Property Damage Appraisers Inc. (PDA), the nationwide leading independent damage appraisal firm, is revolutionizing the industry by providing consistent quality products at speeds never experienced before across the United States, including guaranteed Same-Day Service, using a combination of technology and human expertise. PDA completes over 420,000 estimates a year for heavy equipment, over-the-road truck, specialty equipment, auto, RV, boat, motorcycle, and property damage through our national team of more than 650 local appraisers in more than 250 offices. Established in 1963, PDA’s corporate headquarters is in Fort Worth, Texas.

Axalta Coating Systems

EXPECT MORE FROM THE LEADER
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.

Daimler Truck North America

Daimler Truck North America LLC headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Truck North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates.

Evercoat

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.

Enterprise/Entegral

Entegral is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider and owner of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car® brand. Entegral’s mission is to solve specific challenges across the automotive claims ecosystem — from insurers, OEMs, fleet providers and body shops to industry partners like I-CAR® and asTech®.

For repair facilities, Entegral offers solutions to help:

  • Track and implement network SOP’s
  • Measure and assess shop performance
  • Highlight HD, MD, RV and Specialty capabilities
  • Gain visibility with insurers and OEM’s at FNOL
  • And so much more…

For more information about benefits for repair facilities, visit: Entegral.com/repairfacilities

Fleetrite

Over 50 years of proven performance in the truck and bus Industries. Fleetrite® provides quality parts for all vehicles, makes and models to customers at competitive prices. This extends beyond International trucks to include 24 other makes and models across segments including but not limited to heavy-duty, bus, and on-highway.

• Fleetrite parts are sold at more than 700 authorized locations across North America.
• Every part is OEM aftermarket quality approved, and is covered by a one-year parts and labor warranty when installed at an authorized location. Fleetrite part numbers are specified on the truck as it travels down the factory line. We call this “first fit.” The Fleetrite first fit products were reviewed and tested to the point that our engineers, buyers and factory agreed they are TOP of the line part

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.    

3M

3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the automotive, heavy-duty truck, and commercial vehicle collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new.

Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions

North America’s Master Distributor of TEXA, Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions, is a customer-oriented equipment sales, service, and training company. We specialize in OEM and specific aftermarket diagnostic tools and equipment for Cars and Light-Duty Trucks, Agriculture and Construction Equipment, HD Diesel and Light Commercial Vehicles, Marine Vessels, and Power Sports vehicles. Whether your training needs are Sales and Marketing or Technical, we have the experience and solutions to meet your needs. If your training and development needs supersede the capability of your equipment, we can recommend and demonstrate the appropriate tool or tools that best fit your needs.

Celette

Celette offers collision repair products of superior accuracy & efficiency. For over 60 years, we have been evolving alongside OEM Manufactures, adhering to the industry’s changes in safety & materials, striving to develop repair options that are quick & easy.  Come see why our systems are so highly recommended by OEMs & other industry experts.

Chief Automotive

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.

Fullbay

Fullbay is a heavy-duty repair shop management platform that enables shops and fleets to receive repair requests, invoice customers, and everything in-between. With Fullbay, owners and employees get into the shop, get their work done, and get back to their friends and families.

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® 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.

Mitchell

Mitchell International, Inc., an Enlyte company, delivers smart technology solutions to the auto insurance and collision repair markets. With deep industry expertise and advanced technology, we enable our customers to succeed in today’s ever-changing environment. 

Our latest solution, Mitchell Cloud Estimating TruckMax, streamlines the appraisal process for collision-damaged medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Integrated with Mitchell’s cloud-based product suite, it features accurate graphics, detailed labor hours, aftermarket parts integration, comprehensive overlap paint data and the ability to write estimates from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Norton Saint-Gobain

Norton offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions for the automotive aftermarket. By working closely with end-users and distributing partners, we design and provide customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Norton is the leading brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, with more than 135 years of experience in manufacturing abrasives. We are committed to providing access to our experts’ knowledge whenever you need it. Whether it is through our ongoing training programs, or through on-line expert articles, you can stay up-to-date with Norton where and when you need it. Bring us your abrasive challenges, we have solutions!

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. 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.

Ten Point Complete

TenPoint Complete has expertise in the automotive and auto physical damage industries. We provide market research and contact center services that connect companies with their customers. We collect information about experiences, attitudes and perceptions that help companies:

  • Understand the customer experience
  • Turn detracting or passive customers into promoters of your company
  • Increase repeat and referral business
  • Measure and quantify results and trends over time
  • Provide internal management and external marketing tools
  • Drive profitability

TEXA

TEXA has been committed to supporting the trucking industry for 20 years. This dedication is proven through our constant innovation in the products we manufacture and services we provide. Whether it’s eTRUCK, which allows drivers and fleet managers to remote in and force regen on their trucks, reducing downtime and unclogging the DPF filters, or our ADAS solution, dedicated to cameras and laser devices, which are essential for the alignment and calibration of the ADAS systems.

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.

Collision Repair Magazine

Collision Repair magazine is the established authoritative voice of the Canadian collision repair industry.

Since 2001, Collision Repair magazine’s mission has been to reinforce the standards and excellence of the collision repair industry by bringing forward key challenges, opportunities, trends, the latest and breaking news and innovations. Our readers are collision repair decision makers, owners, insurers and, members the manufacturing supply chain as well as other industry stakeholders. Every bi-monthly issue is focused on bringing you the latest relevant and current information. Collision Repair magazine, the magazine of choice, and connecting key decision makers and influencers.

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.