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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 Information Services Inc. is the technology platform for the underwritten assets economy.

CCC technology, insights, and support connect industries – insurers, automotive manufacturers, collision repairers, parts suppliers, lenders, fleet operators and more – to advance decision-making, productivity, and customer experience for thousands of clients worldwide. Clients leverage CCC’s network management, data management, AI, operational workflows and customer experience solutions to efficiently scale, interact, transact and achieve their unique business objectives.

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®.

Axalta

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

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.

I-CAR

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, 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 segments of the Inter-Industry:
– 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. I-CAR also encourages and supports ongoing conversations in the industry on issues that impact collision repair. I-CAR delivers its services and training throughout the United States. I-CAR training content is also licensed for distribution in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

RSG

POWER IN PARTNERSHIP – The Refinish Solutions Group (RSG) is an initiative driven by Saint-Gobain to deliver cutting-edge process solutions and best practice training allowing shops and technicians to stay up-to-date with the latest repair and refinishing technologies and advancements. RSG partners offer high quality products and expertise with top-level customer service in efforts to bring the best for the convenience of one-stop shopping. The RSG manufacturers bring focused expertise to deliver a comprehensive refinishing solutions system to increase productivity, reduce cycle time, and improve quality. Brand members include Norton, Carborundum, Farécla, Solar Gard, American Tape, DeVilbiss, Fusor and Hutchins.

Sun Collision

Answers for every type of repair
SUN® Collision Repair Information helps automotive collision repair facilities work efficiently with complete information available in a single resource. OEM collision and mechanical repair information are delivered together from a single login —for all types of repairs, collision or mechanical. As vehicle technology advances, the line between collision and mechanical repair work is blurring. When a collision occurs, any damage to the body and frame is very likely to also damage sensors, cameras and other mechanical components that must be repaired to return the vehicle to safe operating condition. SUN Collision provides a comprehensive collision repair information system with accurate search functionality and an easy-to-use graphical format.