Chief Provides the Know-How and Equipment to Properly Repair Aluminum at NACE | CARS 2015

See demos, learn from instructors and take advantage of show special pricing

Jul 13, 2015, 10:00 ET from Chief Automotive Technologies

MADISON, Ind., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Automotive Technologies will show NACE | CARS 2015 attendees how easy aluminum repair can be with the right equipment. NACE | CARS 2015 takes place July 21-25 at Cobo Center in Detroit, and Chief will be in booth #516.

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"Many collision repair professionals are still in the learning phase with aluminum, and the metal's use in car and truck bodies continues to evolve," says Bob Holland, director of collision in North and South America for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). "That's why Chief's NACE | CARS 2015 objectives are to educate attendees about aluminum and help them upgrade their shops with the newest advanced aluminum welders and shop tools."

NACE | CARS 2015 attendees can see Chief's latest aluminum joining equipment in action during live MIG/MAG welding and riveting demos on the trade show floor. The demos will take place in the show's Demo Zone on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the following times:

Thursday, July 23
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.: MIG/MAG welding and fume extraction

Friday, July 24
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: MIG/MAG welding and fume extraction
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Riveting

Saturday, July 25
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Riveting

In addition to these demos, Chief staff will lead the "Collision Repair 2015 Design Based Repair" educational session from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 23. Developed for technicians, estimators and appraisers, this course provides an overview of vehicle design knowledge needed to properly return damaged cars and trucks to OEM specifications

Visit Chief booth #516 to take advantage of show specials on new welding equipment, shop tools, frame racks and the LaserLock™ Live Mapping™ system. Chief's new fusion line includes a self-piercing rivet gun, a heavy-duty weld fume extractor and a dust extractor designed specifically for aluminum repairs. Show specials include:



All products

10 percent off normal pricing

Dust extractor and fume extractor

An additional $500 off fume extractor when
purchased with dust extractor

MI-100control T spot welder

Free deluxe accessory kit

MultiMig 522/511 MIG/MAG welder

Free freight and wire spool

LaserLock Live Mapping system

Free tracking attachment, collet set or tripod

Full-size frame rack

Free extra pulling tower

Chief will also display equipment in the DHI Equipment booth (#1317) and in the Shop of Tomorrow showcase. Chief is also a sponsor of the MSO Symposium for the second year in a row, which takes place July 23 and features educational and networking opportunities for MSO owners and executives.

Register for NACE | CARS 2015 at To learn more about the full line of Chief collision repair equipment, stop by booth #516 at the event, visit or call (800) 445-9262. Chief is active on Twitter,, and Facebook, For video, visit the Vimeo channel,

About Chief Automotive Technologies

Chief Automotive Technologies, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services. The Chief product line includes frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications and fusion equipment including welders, rivet guns and fume extractors. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision dynamics, aluminum repair, and design based repair.

VSG comprises nine global collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief Automotive Technologies, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents.

SOURCE Chief Automotive Technologies