Collision Repair & Refinish

PIAA Wins 3 Global Media Awards at SEMA

Portland, OR, November 12, 2015. This year’s SEMA show boasted tons of new products across all segments of the aftermarket accessory world. PIAA’s launch of multiple new product lines received a great deal of attention in the LED lighting segment winning three Global Media awards. Since 2004 the Global Media Award have been a staple of the SEMA show. The judge’s opinions are highly regarded and respected around the world.

PIAA’s new RF6 LED fog lights received two of the Global Media Awards, one for the white beam version and another for the new Ion yellow fog. With the third award going to the LED performance bulbs, which come in both 6000k white and Ion yellow output. The LED Performance bulbs now come in new fitments which include H4 (9003), H9, and 9005. These new bulbs featuring a set screw so the user can always ensure proper chip alignment for maximum performance and beam angle.

PartsTrader’s Scott Mason Honored with CIECA Outstanding Contribution Award

Software architect’s development work promotes
greater adoption of BMS standard

Las Vegas, NV - November 4, 2015 - PartsTrader® is pleased to announce that Scott Mason, Technical Product Manager for the PartsTrader platform, has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees. Mason accepted the award at the Collision Industry Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

“Scott has proven himself a tireless and dedicated advocate of building a great product,” said Margaret Ho, PartsTrader’s Director of Product Management and Integration. “His recognition of the value of the BMS standard and his determination to fully implement it within the PartsTrader system has helped the organization and the industry make great strides in electronic parts procurement.”

CIECA Names PartsTrader Named Electronic Commerce Company of the Year

CIECA Names PartsTrader Electronic Commerce Company of the Year

Industry-changing company recognized for Outstanding Leadership, Contribution and Dedication

Las Vegas, NV - November 4, 2015 - PartsTrader® was named the Electronic Commerce Company of the Year by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees. Rob Cooper, CEO and Founder of PartsTrader, accepted the award at the Collision Industry Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

“This recognition is tremendous validation of the work we've been doing and I thank CIECA for this,” said Cooper. “Using the BMS standard for integrations has helped us further develop and enhance the product, allowing us to bring even more value to our repairer and supplier community of users.”

eCOOLogical LLC Launches First BumperShellz Application for Front Truck Bumpers on 2014-Present Chevrolet Silverado 1500

For Immediate Release: 11/05/2015
Contact: Darin Evans
darin.evans@ecoological.com
916.663.9198
www.ecoological.com/bumpershellz.html

BumperShellz™ – First Implementation for Front Truck Bumpers on 2014-Present Chevy Silverado

eCOOLogical, Newcastle, California, launches its first implementation of their patent-pending BumperShellz™ truck bumper covers for front bumpers on the 2014-present Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This new multi-piece design makes installation over the original equipment bumper incredibly quick and easy, allowing truck owners to add new styling to their trucks with a matching front/rear BumperShellz™ set!

eCOOLogical LLC Adds ToughShellz version to BumperShellz Line of Truck Bumper Covers

For Immediate Release: 11/04/2015
Contact: Darin Evans
darin.evans@ecoological.com
916.663.9198
www.ecoological.com/bumpershellz.html

ToughShellz™ – Protective Truck Bumper Covers

HushMat’s Launches Zycoat™, LLC line of Revolutionary New Thermal Coatings

HushMat’s Launches Zycoat™, LLC line of Revolutionary New Thermal Coatings

Olathe, KS – November 4, 2015 - HushMat, named the exclusive distributor for Zycoat™, LLC, introduces a line of Revolutionary New thermal coatings technology for the automotive industry. Zybar™, a manifold and exhaust coating is the first product in the line launching commercially on January 15, 2016. HushMat is debuting the new technology in the Engineered New Product category at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas, NV November 3rd – 6th. Zybar ™ thrives in 2000+°F environments producing higher engine horsepower, corrosion resistance and over 90% radiant heat reduction when applied in less than 1 mil thickness.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division to Hold Major Announcement with Iconic West Coast Customs

Ryan Friedlinghaus to Join 3M AAD Team for Press Event Thursday, November 5, Noon PST at the 2015 SEMA Show

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 3, 2015) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division will hold a major announcement Thursday, November 5, with West Coast Customs and legendary car customizer Ryan Friedlinghaus.

WHO: 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and West Coast Customs founder and CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus

WHAT: Major announcement of new partnership

WHERE: 3M AAD Outdoor Booth #61027
2015 SEMA Show

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, Noon PST

Media Opportunities: Media will have an opportunity to interview Friedlinghaus and 3M representatives.

Contact:
Dale Ross Deborah Robinson
3M AAD drobinson@vmg1.com
651.736.4088 312.505.4336

WyoTech Unveils Military Tribute 1966 Ford Mustang at SEMA Show

WHAT: WyoTech graduates rebuilt and customized a 1966 Ford Mustang for the United States Military Educators Association (USMEA), a non-profit organization that promotes educational opportunities to active service members and veteran personnel across the country. The restored Mustang is a tribute to military service members and veterans and the project underscores the value of vocational-technical education. The car will be unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show on November 3. Several government officials will be in attendance to view the vehicle and recognize the alumni who participated in the build. The restoration will also air on PowerNation’s show Detroit Muscle, in January 2016.

WHO:
• Representative Robert Cavazos from U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s office
• Representative Brad Sensibaugh from U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s office
• Representative - Matt Taylor from U.S. Rep. Joe Heck’s office
• Mayor Pro Tem, Steve Ross from the Las Vegas Mayor’s office

Pro Spot's Sneak Peek: New Precise Aluminum Repair Drawn Arc Welder

Carlsbad, CA. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Pro Spot International, manufacturer of welding equipment for the collision repair industry released a sneak peek of some of their new products for SEMA 2015.

Latest Technology in Precise Aluminum Repair:
PS-DA5 Drawn Arc Welder
Sophisticated technology, but simple to use- the PS-DA5 applies Pulling Keys and Threaded Studs using Drawn Arc Technology.
We are seeing more and more aluminum stud welding in the collision repair environment. The PS-DA5 is the latest technology in precise dent pulling and stud welding.
These applications are going to be key for aluminum repairs, as more and more aluminum vehicles hit the market. Many replacement parts may not have the studs included with the parts. You will see a lot more aluminum stud welding in the collision repair environment as well.

How it Works Video: https://youtu.be/Ef2jpgEzf4w
For more information and to see the new products yourself, come to booth #10839 in the North Hall at SEMA.

Pro Spot's Sneak Peek of the New & Improved PR-5 Rivet Gun

Carlsbad, CA. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Pro Spot International, manufacturer of welding equipment for the collision repair industry released a sneak peek of some of their new products for SEMA 2015.

Revolutionizing NEW & Improved Rivet Gun:
PR-5 Riveting System

Pro Spot has taken all of your current and future riveting needs and put it ALL-IN-ONE easy-to-use unit! The Pro Spot Riveter uses pressure and specialized dies to apply and remove a variety of rivets without heat. For heat sensitive materials, like aluminum, this cold joining process is necessary for rivet application.
Pro Spot has designed & enhanced many features that make the PR-5 the most innovative and versatile Rivet Gun around!

What's NEW?
New & Enhanced Dies, a variety of magnetic dies for applying Self-Piercing Rivets (SPR), Solid Rivets, Flow Form Rivets, and Hollow Rivets. It also has dies for Removing Rivets, Flattening and Calibrating.
Quick Connect Adapter makes switching arms faster and easier.

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