Collision Repair & Refinish

AkzoNobel Announces 2014 FIT Sustainability Award Honorees

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) announced today that three North American companies have been selected as winners of the fifth annual FIT Sustainability Award, an industry recognition program honoring businesses and organizations that are actively engaged in practices that advance the concepts of sustainability.

The winners include:

• Economical Insurance ¬– Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
• GMG Envirosafe – Chicago, Illinois
• Selecta Auto Body – San Francisco, California

EasyPay Finance Launches No Fee Merchant Financing - Exclusive Promotions to SEMA Attendees

For immediate release

October 29, 2014

EasyPay Finance Launches No Fee Merchant Financing
Exclusive Promotions to SEMA Attendees

EasyPay Finance, the leader in second look retail financing solutions, is proud to announce the addition of a new No Merchant Fee option to its customer financing program. Merchants can now provide their customers a financing solution that is a true no cost program to the merchant.

“We are in constant communication with our merchant partners,” stated Jeff Miller, vice president of EasyPay Finance, “and they have expressed their desire for a consumer finance program that will accomplish the dual goal of helping them increase revenues while reducing their bottom line expenses. EasyPay has met this challenge with the introduction of our No Merchant Fee option which is unmatched in the industry. Now merchants can offer financing to their customers with good credit to no credit, complete the sale and pay no fees.”

AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Sympsosium again slated for SEMA..... Industry leaders endorse dialog

The fourth annual Sustainability Leadership Symposium will once again be part of SEMA’s 2014 Education offering on Monday, November 3rd, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in rooms N231 and N233.

This is the second year that the symposium will be hosted at SEMA. The cross industry dialog is open to all show attendees interested in learning about the opportunities this subject holds for the industry as well as methods for advancing this global initiative within the North American collision repair industry.

To underscore the importance of Sustainability and the need for both collaboration and cross industry support several noted businesses, publications, and associations across the U.S. and Canada, have lent their endorsement to say that they too, share a vision for advancing sustainable business practices in all sectors of the industry.

The growing list of 2014 symposium endorsers include:

• Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF)

Motorglyphics Selected by Ford’s #MustangUnites to Fabricate Global Branding in Fine Steel Artwork

In conjunction with the global introduction of 2015 Mustang automobiles to Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America markets, Motorglyphics, a Ford licensee, has been selected to re-created on color-infused steel wall art images used in the #MustangUnites international introduction program.
The Motorglyphics wall artwork captures the essence of the #MustangUnites program by rendering in artistic quality, vivid colors and “strength-in-steel” the branding for Ford’s global campaign. This high quality steel artwork, made in the USA, depicts portions of images of each of the national flags of countries to which Mustangs will be exported in 2015. The #MustangUnites image portrayed by Motorglyphics was originally created for Ford in a partnership with renowned Pop Artist Burton Morris.

Axalta Announces Celebrity Line-Up for SEMA 2014

Glen Mills, PA, October 29, 2014 – Axalta Coating Systems, a leading manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is preparing for a star-studded SEMA 2014 presence. This year’s celebrity line-up includes a motorsports champion, a motorsports crew chief champion, TV hosts, lowrider artists, car builders, and custom automotive painters and pinstripers.

These industry personalities will be showcasing Axalta’s paint technology during the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4 through November 7, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s outdoor spray booth will feature celebrities who have never painted, attempting an overall re-paint of a 2010 Challenger SRT8. Afterwards, lowrider artists will transform the basic paint job into a steel canvas of original automotive art.

Join us inside Central Hall at Axalta’s booth number 22391 for autograph sessions, master pinstriping demonstrations and much more.

ESAB Showcases Rugged, Portable Welding & Cutting Equipment, Custom Renovated 1937 Ford, LetzRoll Offroad Racing at Booth 21609

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will demonstrate its most rugged, portable welding and cutting equipment at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, November 4-7, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At booth 21609, ESAB will also showcase Legacy Innovations’ fully renovated 1937 Ford and feature the new Ultra4 class buggy of LetzRoll Offroad Racing, specialists in extreme offroad racing and fabrication.

ESAB’s “At the Core” show theme highlights the products and solutions it delivers to impressive projects across the automotive industry – from monster trucks to custom choppers. Demonstrations will center on ESAB’s proven solutions for the automotive specialty market.

New Braided Wiring Cover From Ron Francis Wiring

Ron Francis Wiring is proud to release a new alternative with their braided fabric heat shrink wire covering. The new Ron Francis braided fabric heat shrink wire covering looks and feels like cloth but is actually a unique heat shrink. It instantly adds attractive detail anywhere wiring is exposed. It is available in three sizes and is sold in 10 foot or 50 foot lengths, allowing customization for a variety of needs including tight bundles or multiple pathways. It is easy to cut and size, including situations where wires need to exit in various locations and can handle temperatures up to 260° F. You will be proud to show off under your hood!

For additional information please visit or call 800-292-1940.

Axalta to Make a Colorful Splash at SEMA 2014

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What: Axalta Coating Systems and special celebrity guests will make a special announcement and colorful reveal at the SEMA automotive aftermarket tradeshow. Press conference will also occur.

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Axalta Engineered for Speed booth No. 22391 inside Central Hall

When: November 5, 2014
10:00 AM PST

Who: Four-time NASCAR® Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon; Three-time NASCAR Champion Crew Chief and host of the television series AmeriCarna, Ray Evernham; Mobsteel Custom Painter, Ron Coan and Axalta Vice President, Nigel Budden

Innovative new Social Media Competition to be launched at SEMA Show 2014

London 23/20/2014 - Tarsus Group, the international B2B Media Company and organiser of the China International Automotive Aftermarket and Tuning Fair (AAITF), has announced that it will be exhibiting in the Gold Pavilion, booth no. 8167 at the SEMA Show 2014, Las Vegas.

Visitors to the booth will have the chance to win an IPad Air 2 and a variety of limited edition promotional materials showcasing the new AAITF branding; such as branded t-Shirts and car air fresheners. Visitors must follow the AAITF Global Series social media pages ( and, visit the booth and share the promotion with their followers to win.

System 51 & Eco Repair Systems

System 51 has partnered with Eco Repair Systems on its latest PDR tool, the "3650 T-Hotbox PDR." This unique almost "touch-less dent repair" system allows a technician to remove soft dents in most cases without the use of PDR rods. Through magnetic heat induction this patented product helps the metal relax and spring back to its original shape. In combination with the GP2 glue pull kit available both through Eco Repair System's distribution partner Robaina Direct and now through System 51 the T-Hotbox & GP2 tool set is an ideal choice for PDR techs, dealership recon work and body shops. For more information please visit or call 949-945-2163 for more information.

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