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3M

3M. Providing Answers for Your Challenges

At 3M, our 100-year history in the automotive aftermarket is a story of connecting with customers, discovering their needs and providing solutions. Our first masking tape was developed after a 3Mer saw workers gluing newspaper to the side of a car before painting. Since then, countless shops and technicians have shared their pain points and 3M has solved them. This year, we’re launching the new 3M™ Performance Spray Gun. It is not only the industry’s lightest spray gun, painters who’ve tried say it sprays great.

The 3M™ Performance Spray Gun joins our groundbreaking 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives, 3M™ Platinum™ body fillers, and our premium 3M™ Perfect-It™ compounds, polishes and pads in helping shops build productivity, decrease cycle time, and enhance their bottom lines.

As always, every product – every solution – is backed by our expert technical team which can guide you and your body shop every step of the way.

Automotive Service Association

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.

CCC Information Services

CCC, together with its affiliates, provides cross-industry, vehicle lifecycle solutions to automotive, repair, and insurance partners. Founded in 1980, CCC’s solutions and big data insights are delivered through the CCC ONE™ platform to a vibrant network of 350+ insurance companies, 26,000+ repair facilities, OEMs, thousands of parts suppliers, and dozens of third-party data and service providers.  CCC processes over 24 million annual estimates and 16 million annual repairs in the U.S. and also provides access to car-related services for millions of consumers via carwise.com. Additionally, it provides customizable, end-to-end, casualty solutions to auto insurers for the handling of first and third-party claims. The collective set of CCC’s solutions inform decision-making, enhance productivity, and help deliver faster and better experiences for consumers.

Focus Advisors

FOCUS Advisors is a full-service FINRA-registered M&A advisory firm serving collision industry entrepreneurs looking for advice about growth and sale options, representing them in raising capital or selling their businesses.  With more than 20 collision industry transactions in the last 5 years including recent sales of large MSOs such as Fix Auto ACAB, Price’s Collision in Nashville and Herb’s Body and Paint in Dallas, David Roberts is the industry’s leading advisor to MSOs and single shops.  As the co-founder, Chairman and Chief Development Officer, he helped Caliber raise more than $120 million in capital and acquire 37 shops before its sale in 2008.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes, a division of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and commercial refinishing, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. Providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, along with associated products, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes serves a variety of customers including automotive jobber distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, and original equipment manufacturers with brands ranging from the Ultra 9K™ Waterborne Basecoat, Ultra BC8™, Sunfire PRO™, GENESIS® and FASTLINE®.

Enterprise Holdings

Entegral, is an integrated software platform that streamlines the post-accident process for service providers. Entegral enables communications and collaboration between tens of thousands of collision repair shops, insurance providers and other industry professionals around the world.

Owned by Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car® brand, Entegral compliments the value of Enterprise’s acclaimed Automated Rental Management System (ARMS®) software by increasing efficiency through the entirety of the claims process. When paired with ARMS, Entegral is a business-to-business solution that enhances the customer experience from FNOL to the completion of the claim.