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The History of the Automobile in America,

it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.

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Friday, February 21, 2014


The E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company of Wilmington, Delaware becomes the single largest supplier of gunpowder in America. It would take a few years, but DuPont would eventually become one of the largest automotive refinish paint manufacturers in the US.  The automotive refinish arm of the DuPont Company was spun-off in 2013 and is now known as Axalta.

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