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New-Vehicle Retail Sales Projected Down 8.3% in January

Industry remains constrained by historic low inventory in wake of supply chain issues. New-vehicle retail sales for January 2022 are expected to decline when compared with January 2021, according to a joint forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail sales of new vehicles this month are expected to reach 828,900 units, an 8.3% decrease […]

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Crash Champions Acquires Collision Repair Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Crash Champions, LLC announced that it has acquired a collision repair center located at 6275 E Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo. that was owned and operated by collision industry veteran Dave Beem and his family. This acquisition strategically supplements the Company’s recent acquisitions of two single-location collision repair centers in Colorado – Autobahn and […]

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ABRA Adds Collision Repair Center to Network in Fort Collins, Colorado

ABRA Auto Body Repair of America announced its expansion in Colorado with the opening of ABRA Fort Collins, a 20,000 square foot facility located at 2520 Co Road 54G, in Fort Collins, Colo. Long-time dealership owner, Warren Yoder, expanded his operations with the opening of ABRA Fort Collins. Yoder worked for the dealership in every […]

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ProColor Collision Adds Collision Repair Center to Network in San Francisco

ProColor Collision announced a new collision repair shop location in South San Francisco, Calif. Formerly known as Royalty Auto Collision Center, Inc., ProColor Collision South San Francisco is a full-service collision repair facility, owned and operated by brothers Cesar and Carlos Dominguez With more than 40 years of collision repair industry experience, the Dominguez brothers […]

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Snapsheet Reports Strongest 12 Months in Company History

Snapsheet announced 2021 statistics and sales numbers marking its strongest year yet. Snapsheet is enabling auto and property carriers, TPAs, MGAs, and mobility to launch claims infrastructure in days rather than years. Notable highlights from 2021 include: 159% year over year growth Surpassed 2.5 million claims and over $10 billion in indemnity processed 32 new […]

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OSHA Withdraws Private Business Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

After loss at U.S. Supreme Court, regulator says it has withdrawn its emergency temporary standard and will focus on formal rulemaking for permanent standard. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced yesterday it is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, requiring employers with 100 […]

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Crash Champions Acquires Collision Repair Center in Tampa, Florida

Crash Champions, LLC announced that it has grown its presence in Florida with the acquisition of Salemi’s Body Shop, a single shop located at 1602 N Armenia Ave, in Tampa, Fla. With this acquisition, Crash Champions now has 29 collision repair centers across the Sunshine State. This transaction strategically supplements the Company’s six acquisitions last […]

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Commerce Department Reports Automotive Semiconductor Supply Chain Remains Fragile

Acute concern for legacy automotive chips. While positive news on private investment, department says report supports proposed $52 billion government support for domestic production. The U.S. Department of Commerce yesterday released the results from the Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information (RFI) issued in Sept. 2021. The RFI showed that median inventory […]

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IAA Secures Ground for New UK Branch in Bristol

IAA, Inc. (NYSE:IAA) announced that it has secured ground for the construction of a new full-service facility in Bristol, located in the southwest region of the United Kingdom. The additional capacity resulting from the new location will help to meet growing demand in the region. “The Bristol branch demonstrates IAA’s strong, ongoing commitment to investing […]

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Axalta Commits to New Sustainability Goals for 2030 and Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Axalta (NYSE:AXTA) announced its commitment to an absolute reduction of 50 percent of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, on its way to becoming carbon neutral in its operations by 2040 – one decade ahead of the deadline set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In addition, the company has […]

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