A&A MIDWEST REBUILDERS SUPPLIERS INC ANNOUNCES CORPORATE REORGANIZATION

LAS VEGAS, NV—  At the opening of the 2019 APPEX show, A&A Midwest, a 70-year-old company that supplies cores and new engine parts to the engine and transmission remanufacturing industry, announced we are reorganizing our assets and will be two companies as of December 31, 2019. In the rapidly changing business and automotive environment we […]

FORD IS RECYCLING MCDONALD'S COFFEE WASTE INTO CAR PARTS

The Verge Dec 2019 / By Andrew J. Hawkins  / Read the original article here Diverting coffee chaff from a landfill to a laboratory Ford is trying to do its part to combat climate change by recycling old coffee waste from McDonald’s into car parts. The automaker will be taking food waste from the fast food […]

HOW TO CREATE ACCESS TO COLLISION REPAIR INFORMATION

Fender Bender Nov 2019 / By Melissa Steinken / Read the original article here Sure, you’ve probably heard about the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) giving away scholarships to collision repair technicians and students, or the March Taylor Memorial Fund, which honors an auto body shop owner who had a passion for giving back. At the 2019 […]

CALIFORNIA RECOVERS $23M FROM AUTO PARTS MAKERS' IN BID RIGGING SETTLEMENT

The Hill December 2019 / BY JOHN BOWDEN  / Read original article here California’s attorney general announced Wednesday that the state has secured $23 million in settlements against dozens of auto part manufacturers over illegal bid fixing that led to an inflation in part costs. Attorney General Xavier Becerra‘s (D) office said in a press release that dozens of companies […]

CIECAST JANUARY 2020 WEBINAR

“It’s 2020: Where Are Claims & the Collision Repair Market Heading?” Featuring Sean Carey, SCG Management Consultants Sanford, NC—December 10, 2019—CIECA announced its next CIECAst webinar: “It’s 2020: Where Are Claims & the Collision Repair Market Heading?” The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11 am CST and feature Sean Carey, […]

A Bid to Save the 1963 Consent Decree

Fender Bender Oct 2019 / By Melissa Steinken / Read the original article here ’63 Consent Decree: Enforceable or Forgettable?” “Can Your Business Survive Without Enforcement of the 1963 Consent Order?” In the early 2000s, those articles covered the topic of the 1963 Consent Decree, which was initially created when the United States Justice Department […]

THE FOCUS TURNS TO CLOSED-LOOP RECYCLING IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

American Recycler Oct 2019 / by MAURA KELLER / Read the original article here As the automotive industry continues to grow and thrive, automotive manufacturers and recycling companies are turning their attention to enhancing the closed-loop recycling efforts of the U.S. Closed-loop recycling is a process that has had a profound impact on the manufacturing sector […]

INDUSTRY LEADERS ENCOURAGE SHOP OWNERS TO "CAPTURE EVERY PROCEDURE"

Autobody News Nov 2019 / By Autobody News Staff/ Read original article here The industry’s brightest leaders, innovative products and several thousand buyers gathered in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7 for the 2019Specialty Equipment Market Association(SEMA) Show. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to attend various educational seminars and special events. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, […]

DON'T YANK THESE BAGS!: Deployed

By Katie Stark and Paul D’Adamo After 22 months of saying #yankthatbag, we finally have a reason to say, “Don’t Yank These Bags”. Of course, we are referring to Deployed Airbags. Maybe you haven’t heard?? Shortly after we released our YAPP (Yard Airbag App) for removing Takata airbags from vehicles, we pursued the idea of […]

THE CONNECTED CAR OF THE FUTURE COULD KILL THE LOCAL AUTO REPAIR SHOP

Quartz Sep 2017 / By Sarah Kessler / Read original article here When Jim Dykstra became part owner of his family’s auto repair service business in 1994, mechanics diagnosed car problems by looking under the hood. Soon after, car manufacturers started to add computer controls to vehicles’ steering wheels, airbags, brakes, windows, mirrors, and just about […]