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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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Saturday, January 5, 2013

November, 1800

E.I. DuPont and his father, Pierre Samuel, visit one of the leading gunpowder manufacturers in the U.S., the Lane-Decatur Company outside Philadelphia to observe their manufacturing process.  E.I. found fault with almost every aspect of the operation and knew he could do better.  The DuPont company eventually became the leading gunpowder manufacturer in the US and later, one of the major providers of automotive refinish paint in the US.

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