News Archive 2016

For 30 years running, Chief has sponsored the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) Championship at the SkillsUSA® National Leadership and Skills Conference . The SkillsUSA Championships are a collection of 100 competitions showcasing thousands of the best career and technical education high school and college students in the nation. This year's conference takes place June 20-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

The Globaljig ® Presented by Chief ® line of benches and frame measuring equipment is featured in a new section of the Chief website at The user-friendly site uses visual images to help guide visitors through the Globaljig product lineup and is maximized for any device. 


Chief's new Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun puts out almost twice the force of the company's standard rivet gun, enabling collision repair technicians to use it to install rivets in even the strongest steels, including Usibor ® . The Heavy-Duty Rivet Gun is approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Training is the key to collision repair success, especially with material changes and new OEM recommended repair procedures being introduced at an unprecedented rate. To stay current, Chief University, the training arm of leading collision repair equipment manufacturer Chief, has devoted significant time and resources to improve and update its curriculum for 2016.
Chief has expanded its line of inverter synergic pulse MIG/MAG welders to include its first three-phase, high-amperage model, the MultiMig 621 . The MultiMig 621 can be used to weld and braze aluminum, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-strength steel.
As automotive OEMs incorporate more aluminum, high-strength steel, carbon fiber and other "exotic materials" into their vehicle designs, they are also using new methods to join these materials together. Structural adhesives are used extensively in vehicles designed with aluminum, but are also becoming increasingly popular with OEMs in the manufacture of traditional steel-based vehicles.
Ford Motor Co. has approved Chief's new weld fume extractor and dust extractor for use when repairing collision damage on the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck. The two shop tools are the latest additions to a long list of approved Chief collision repair products available through the Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment program.
The Globaljig ® Presented by Chief ®  Super Rotax bench will debut at the Northeast ® 2016 Automotive Services Show at the Meadowlands in New Jersey this weekend. The bench will showcase a new Maserati Ghibli in Maserati-approved repair fixtures in booth #649.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Seven Chief distributors from across North America were recognized for their sales performance at the company's annual distributor meeting Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.
GM has approved a family of Chief aluminum-specific tools and equipment to repair collision damage on the new Cadillac CT6. Chief's dust and fume extractors, aluminum dent repair station, MIG welder, collet set and structural holding package are the latest additions to a long list of GM-approved Chief collision repair products. 
From benches to MIG welders, rivet guns to aluminum repair equipment, Chief will show the latest structural repair equipment dealers need to keep pace with industry changes in booth #1960C at the NADA Expo April 1-3 in Las Vegas.
Chief's new Cadillac-approved CT6 holding system enables collision repair technicians to anchor the 2016 CT6 to a frame rack for sectioning.

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