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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.

Fleetrite

Over 49 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 parts.

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.

Axalta Coating Systems - Break Sponsor

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.

Trusted by 6 of 7 major Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturers to meet 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 protection your investment… Trust the leader.

Beeline

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. 

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Wester Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Entegral

Entegral, formerly known as ARMS® Business Solutions (ABS), is an integrated software platform that enables communication and collaboration between tens of thousands of collision repair shops, insurance providers and other industry professionals around the world.

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, 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 compliments Enterprise’s acclaimed Automated Rental Management System (ARMS®) by increasing efficiency throughout the claims process. When paired with ARMS, Entegral enhances the customer experience from the moment after the accident to the completion of the claim. Learn more: www.entegral.com/repairfacilities.

Property Damage Appraisers, Inc.

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 the ability to complete heavy equipment inspections in under 24 hours, using a combination of technology and human expertise. PDA completes over 420,000 appraisals 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 600 local appraisers in more than 250 offices.

CELETTE

CELETTE has been providing solutions for over 65 years to both Manufacturers and Repair Professionals Globally.

We design technology-driven products with the aim to offer solutions for repairing accident damage, as well as to increase
profitability by reducing process time and the man-hours.

CELETTE strengthens its position by consistently increasing OEM approvals and has been rewarded with wide acceptance
by the manufacturers for the overall efficiency of our products and the ease of vehicle repair process.

In order to cater to the Global need of technical knowledge in the collision industry, the worldwide Technical Team has grown
each year worldwide.

Chief Collision 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.

Duncan Systems by Lippert Components

Duncan Systems RV Damage Estimating Software by Lippert Components, the industry standard in providing automated damage estimate generation for the Recreational Vehicle industry. Since 1992, Duncan by Lippert has been the unparalleled industry leader in RV Claim Services.  Duncan by Lippert also offers RV Windshield, RV Side Glass, Heavy Truck Glass, RV Awning Replacement Services and RV Education courses to industry professionals.

Evercoat

Evercoat Commercial is a collection of high-performing products specifically formulated to help companies manufacture, repair, and maintain heavy duty vehicles and equipment.  Our products can be suited to a wide range of applications on a wide range of substrates.  From large trucks to trains, Evercoat Commercial products help companies meet their unique and exacting application requirements while at the same time saving time and materials.  Let our experienced team of Technical Representatives work with your company to establish standard operating procedures that can help maximize productivity.

Fullbay

Fullbay software was built for heavy duty repair shops. It helps shops invoice faster, make techs more efficient and helps you bill every part.  With Fullbay, you will truly satisfy customers with a customer portal.  The software is cloud-based so it works on any device connected to the internet. You can also see real time stats and never get behind on invoicing again!

Garmat

You need a spray booth as rugged as the trucks you repair. We are Garmat USA.
When you repair heavy duty trucks, your business demands heavy duty airflow, reliable performance, rock solid construction, and the longevity to last you decades. You need strong distributor for all your maintenance needs and to support your business growth.
Come see why the transportation industry has turned to Garmat USA for their refinish needs for over thirty years. Built in the USA, designed by engineers, code compliant for your location, sold and supported through local distribution. Garmat spray booths check all the boxes on any shop manager and shop owner’s wish list.
With standard features and custom options to fulfill any requirement, we can build the paint booth that you need. After all it is the cornerstone of your business. Stop by and tell us about your process, and let us design the right solution for you.
For more online visit Garmat.com or Sales@garmat.com

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.

Hunter Engineering Company

Hunter Engineering Company® is the leader in wheel alignment systems, vehicle inspection systems, wheel balancers, tire changers, vehicle lifts and brake lathes. Hunter’s wide range of passenger car and truck service equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world. Hunter designs and builds service equipment right here in the USA, with manufacturing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, Durant, Mississippi and two in Raymond, Mississippi.

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.

National Coatings & Supplies | Single Source, Inc.

National Coatings & Supplies / Single Source, Inc. (NCS/SSI) is your local paint, body, and equipment (“PBE”) distributor with a national footprint. With 195 stores and multiple mobile stores, we distribute the top brands in the automotive refinish industry.  Our primary focus is to help our customers be more profitable and productive by providing industry leading Paint & Material Inventory Control solutions as well as access to extensive industry training.  NCS/SSI has joined forces to forge ahead, knowing we are “Better Together.”

Podium

Podium is an interaction management platform that enables companies with a local presence to conveniently connect with their customers at critical touchpoints to help them strengthen their business. By conveniently facilitating millions of customer interactions, such as driving customer-generated online reviews and providing improved customer messaging tools, Podium serves more than 35,000 local businesses to create over 10 million interactions with their customers a month.

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.

 

ProSpot

Pro Spot International specializes in quality welding and repair products for the collision repair industry. Pro Spot owns three patents for special welding equipment and applications, and works with the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Pro Spot is a proud ‘MADE IN THE USA’ manufacturer in Carlsbad, CA. The turnkey facility includes Design, Engineering, Machine and Sheet Metal Shops, Powder Coating, Assembly, Training and Customer Support. The Pro Spot equipment line includes resistance spot welders, aluminum & steel dent repair systems, pulse MIG welders, rivet guns and tools, dust-free sanding systems, fume extraction and more.

SCA Appraisal

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.  

Solera | Audatex

Solera Audatex is the global leader in gathering intelligent data and developing software systems that enable efficiencies throughout the claims process. Powered by the industry’s most comprehensive database, our solutions bring transparency and agility that cover the claim life cycle, from first notification of loss to settlement. With estimating and specialty valuation solutions developed specifically for the heavy-duty market, Solera Audatex automates 80% of the claim cycle for unmatched accuracy and efficiency. For more information, please visit https://try.audatex.us/hd-estimating/

Snap-On: Total Shop Solutions

Total Shop Solutions is a family of Snap-on® brands that brings together best-in-class automotive repair products from across the industry. From wheel aligners, heavy-duty automotive equipment, welding, and collision repair, Total Shop Solutions offers a broad range of innovative products to outfit your shop floor to ceiling.

Total Shop Solutions brands represented at the HD Repair Forum include:
John Bean
TruckCam
JOSAM

Ten Point Complete

TenPoint Complete helps companies improve performance and profitability by measuring and providing Key Performance Indicators. Services such as CSI (Customer Satisfaction Indexing) and NPS (Net Promoter Score) help organizations of all sizes monitor the relative health and strength or their operations. Cloud-based Dashboards and Reports provide real time reporting on this vital information. Trend reporting shows you the direction of your business performance and what you need to work on to improve. Also a provider of inbound/ outbound contact center/ business development center (BDC) services in the automotive industry.

UniCure Spraybooths

UniCure Spraybooths is a product of Interstate Marketing Corporation.  As a second generation, family owned business in Nashville, TN, we have been serving our customers since 1980!  Our experienced team is ready to assist with all aspects of your project.  Our sales and engineering staff will help determine how to meet your specific needs whether using a standard model or a custom design.  UniCure has a long history of providing booths to the heavy duty market including truck dealers, independent repair shops, and manufacturing.  Our Mission is to “Improve our customer’s quality, productivity, and profits year after year.”

BodyShop Business

BodyShop Business is committed to helping collision repair shop owners improve their efficiency, profitability and repair quality by empowering shop owners with the knowledge they need to run successful businesses. BSB provides not only business management information and market trend analysis, but also technical content, breaking news and the latest products for collision repairers.

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.