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Our blog is updated with advancements, news, and happenings in the collision repair industry.

Posted by Clancy on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:45am
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings during the SSPC 2013 trade show at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:57pm
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor, Coatings World May 2013 issue   Excerpts from a  Great article on the future of Aviation coatings – enjoy! There are a number of factors driving the market for aerospace coatings. Airline mergers, the...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:36am
Most people know ABE for PPG Automotive Paint and body shop supplies.  However, we also have an extensive industrial coatings division known as Cornerstone Commercial Coatings.  This side of the business goes along quietly but lately we have been...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 2:20pm
Many People see us as PPG but in essence we are really what you call a jobber. Jobbers fill the gap between the Factory (PPG) and you; our customer. PPG is great at making our products but they don’t have the structure in place to deal one on...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 1:24pm
This week’s post comes from the PPG newsletter for Distributors.  Great story! Harrington Body Shop couldn’t wait to go waterborne Rising Sun, MarylandWhile some collision centers subject to the low-VOC mandate in the OTC...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:02am
We again had the privilege to sponsor the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles event in Plant City at the Airport.  The event featured Merit Badge opportunities for Boy Scouts, EAA Plane rides for kids, cool Cars and planes, RC Planes, and Train displays...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 9:09am
Like many of you, we here at ABE get a lot of requests from great organizations that need help.  While we can’t help all, we help where we can.  This year we had the distinct privilege to be introduced to a group helping veterans in a unique...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:06am
This week’s entry comes from Fender Bender! Four marketing stars share their secrets for brand expansion. BRYCE EVANS Staff Graphic For more than a year, the facility sat vacant on the side of Highway 77 in North Canton, Ohio. Doors locked,...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:00am
Great Article that helps you see the Trees though the Forest on LEAN – From Body Shop Business : John Sweigart As more and more people in our industry turn to lean solutions for their businesses, I feel a stronger urge to point out, in ever...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:00am
From Body Shop Business; Jason Stahl 12/7/2012  At Auto Body Express, we share DeLee’s sentiments!   I’m sitting in the office of DeLee Baker, owner of Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists in Mansfield, Ohio, home of the best egg roll in...

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