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SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 11, 2019 – BASF Canada and BMW have collaborated on a brand new training course on BMW frozen finishes that will be taught for the first time this summer. The new course, titled BMW Frozen Finishes (RFN 912), was designed to provide BMW Certified Collision Repair Centers (CCRCs) the knowledge, processes and […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 5, 2019 – Trista Anger, Regional Business Manager for BASF Automotive Refinish Canada, was named to the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) board at the 2019 WIN conference, held from May 6-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Along with her nomination to the WIN board, Anger supported the initiative to create awareness of WIN […]


DETROIT, MI, May 28, 2019 – BASF was named a 2018 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the fourteenth time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost. “We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, May 2, 2019 –  BASF’s John Shoemaker, Business Development Manager for BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings, will teach a course on damage assessment at the inaugural Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference (CECC) on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., held at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. The course, Damage Assessment Documentation: […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, April 24, 2019 – Capital Paint & Refinish won the BASF ColorSource Automotive Refinish 2018 Distributor of the Year award for a third time at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line ColorSource partners attended the conference in Naples, FL. “Our partnership with Capital Paint has helped us remain a strong competitor in […]


BASF customer Straight Line Customs was awarded the Street Rod of the Year  by the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA). The 1948 Austin A40 Dorset Radical Custom Rod Coupe, owned by Steve and Paula Jenkins, was nominated for the award at the Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular and awarded earlier this year. The winning hot rod, […]


BASF Great Eight, Ridler Award, and other accolades announces at 2019 Detroit Autorama DETROIT, MI, March 4, 2019 – Detroit Autorama concluded with another exceptional BASF Great 8 and Ridler Award winner. “These builders consistently outperform themselves from one year to the next,” said Dan Bihlmeyer, BASF Automotive Refinish Marketing Director. “We’re honored to be […]


What:          BASF Refinish returns to the Northeast tradeshow as exclusive platinum sponsor When:         Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019 Where:       Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ, 07094 Background: BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings is gearing up for the collision industry’s AASP/NJ Northeast Tradeshow March 15–17. Once again, BASF will be the platinum sponsor, […]


What:          BASF hosts exclusive Bentley Glasurit training When:          April and September 2019 Where:         BASF Training facilities Background: Bentley released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global approval for Bentley repairs. The training courses will be instructor-led for paint technicians who work within the Bentley Accredited Bodyshop […]


In 2019, R-M, the productivity paint brand of BASF, is celebrating a hundred years in business and will be presenting its success story through a range of activities. The centenary year kicked off at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, where R-M presented a special video showing the most important milestones through […]

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