20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (December 1997)

Body shops from across the country recently joined distributors and AkzoNobel employees to share information, learn about best practices in the collision repair industry and conduct a financial analysis of their businesses. 

By implementing the blueprinting process, collision repairers are finding that hidden damage can often be uncovered before the vehicle is repaired. 

Over the last several months, CCC has introduced a variety of digital solutions to the collision repair industry. 

Shortly after gaining notoriety within the collision repair industry in 2013 for suing State Farm over its mandated use of PartsTrader, Mississippi attorney John Eaves was speaking to shops during SEMA week in Las Vegas, recruiting participants for lawsuits against insurers that he said would revolutionize the industry.

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:36

Techs of Tomorrow: Collision Repair Student Shares Dreams of Joining Race Team

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Austin Townsend said he has been passionate about “everything automotive” for as long as he can remember.

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If you can come up with an innovative, cutting-edge piece of equipment, tool or product that can help the collision repair industry, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is willing to give you a shot at the big-time. 

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On Oct. 9, five homes in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove community belonging to the family of the late Gene Crozat, founder of Santa Rosa-based G&C Auto Body, burned to the ground in the North Bay, CA, fires. 

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:13

Two MSOs Team Up for North Bay, CA, Fire Relief

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Most of the time, Cook's Collision and Mike's Auto Body, two of the largest body shop chains in the Bay Area, are friendly competitors. 

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The worlds of collision and mechanical repair collided on Oct. 25 during ASA-MI’s “The Relationship between Structural Repair and Vehicle Calibration,” held at the new PF3 Paint Supply and M.C.E. Training Center in Wixom, MI. 

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