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Find What You Need to Repair Tomorrow's Vehicles Today from Chief and Elektron at NACE 2014

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Company Offering Show Specials and Free Training at Expo

MADISON, Ind., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chief Automotive Technologies and Elektron booth (#20021) at NACE 2014 will serve as a one-stop shop for attendees looking to outfit their facilities with the latest collision repair equipment designed for modern vehicles. Chief will also offer attendees free training on how to properly repair these vehicles at two educational sessions. NACE 2014, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, will be held July 30 through Aug. 2 in Detroit.

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"Manufacturers are increasingly using aluminum and advanced high-strength steels in vehicle construction," says Bob Holland, director of collision in North and South America for Chief and Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). "Properly repairing these metals requires new equipment and techniques. NACE attendees will see that Chief and Elektron can provide tools and training needed to prepare their shops for the future."

At "Aluminum 2014," an educational session led by Chief's Ken Boylan, global training manager, and Richard Perry, global repair product manager, NACE attendees can learn about the latest repair, replacement and joining methods for aluminum components. Boylan and Perry will also lead "Design Based Repair," a session focused on damage analysis and repair planning for late-model vehicles. "Aluminum 2014" will be held Wednesday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and "Design Based Repair" will be held Thursday, July 31, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The Chief booth will feature a 20-foot long, wide-track impulse®-E/VHT frame rack equipped with LaserLock Live Mapping system and new Structural Holding Package, as well as advanced welders and the MultiTool Aluminum Dent Repair Station from Elektron. With several discounts and specials available, Chief's NACE promotional packages will provide excellent opportunities for body shop operators to maximize their equipment investments.

Anyone buying a full-size Chief frame rack at NACE 2014 will receive an extra pulling tower with 10 tons of pulling power for free. Each tower on Chief's full-size frame racks can be rotated 360 degrees around the deck to provide unlimited pulling angle options.

When paired with the Structural Holding Package, Chief frame racks can be used to properly secure modern vehicles for sectioning or to evenly pull steel frames. The additional holding points provided by the Structural Holding Package make it easier to return a vehicle to OEM specs. NACE 2014 attendees can add Chief's F.A.S.T. Anchoring System for trucks and vans to the Structural Holding Package at half price.

Chief's show specials also include significant savings on the Elektron MULTISPOT® MI-100control T resistance spot welder, which features the industry's lightest transformer pliers, longest lightweight cables and a high welding current perfect for working on high-strength steel. As a bonus, those buying a MULTISPOT MI-100control T at NACE will receive Elektron's new MultiMig 511 MIG/MAG inverter welder at no charge. The MultiMig 511 is designed to help technicians weld aluminum as easily as they weld steel.

For those looking to upgrade to the latest evolution in computerized measuring, Chief will include a free tripod and $1 vehicle specifications with its LaserLock Live Mapping system. The tripod enables LaserLock's self-leveling laser scanner to be used with a two-post lift for blueprinting repair plans, which can improve a shop's cycle times. Since LaserLock's scanner and tripod work with two-post lifts, the shop's frame rack can be dedicated exclusively to repairs.

The Structural Holding Package, Elektron welders and LaserLock Live Mapping system are all included in the Ford 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Program.

Chief Automotive Technologies NACE 2014 Promotions



Full-size frame rack

Free extra pulling tower (three towers for the price of two)

Structural Holding Package

Half-price F.A.S.T. Anchoring System for trucks and vans with purchase of Structural Holding Package

Elektron MULTISPOT MI-100control T resistance spot welder

Savings on the spot welder, plus receive the Elektron MultiMig 511 MIG/MAG inverter welder for free

LaserLock Live Mapping system

Free tripod for blueprinting and one year's worth of vehicle specifications for $1

To learn more about the full line of Chief collision repair equipment, stop by the Chief booth (#20021) at NACE 2014, visit or call (800) 445-9262. Chief is active on Twitter,, Facebook, and Vimeo,

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, including frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, and vehicle frame specifications. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision theory and design based repair.

VSG comprises nine major 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.

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