Janet Chaney

Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:09

Auto Recyclers Host Prominent Collision Repairers in Panel Discussion

Written by Janet Chaney

URG, the United Recyclers Group, hosted a Body Shop Panel Discussion at their 2011 annual conference in Englewood, CO, April 15.  A lot of common ground was discovered in this URG panel discussion, which was acknowledged by everyone in the room. The hour-long panel discussion was effective in its goal of honest dialogue discussing needs and opportunities between these two industries. All stakeholders want to do better business and the repairers and recyclers would like to do business better, together. Over 800 recyclers attended the two-day event.

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 13:15

Chaney --- Have You Driven a Ford Lately?

Written by Janet Chaney

Who would have ever believed that we would be watching the Government battle the financial disaster brought upon the world by a small number of amoral people with limitless greed, self absorption, and a boundless appetite for profit. The fate of our country unfolds while we battle on the homefront to keep life as we know it for ourselves and our families. It seems to me it is the time for us to all act like Americans and fight for what is right in our Homeland.  If we don’t, who will?

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 17:39

Chaney---Gary Wano Jr. is Instrumental in Leading the Industry to the Future

Written by Janet Chaney

With Executive Director Dan Risley’s departure from SCRS, one might assume that the organization is foundering. Nothing could be further from the truth! Under the chairmanship of Gary Wano, Jr., G.W. and Son Auto Body Shop, Oklahoma City, progress on critical industry issues is already being made.

Monday, 31 July 2006 17:00

New Caliber Collision president works to bring company back

Written by Janet Chaney

Caliber Collision Centers may have been founded in 1997, but the concept and beginnings of Caliber started years before. Al Estorga, Jack Falluca, Randy Stabler, Dave March, Stepan Altounian and Eric Bickett were major players in the collision industry, involved in associations and active participants in the Collision Industry Conference, with two being CIC past Chairmen.

As they attended industry events and gazed into the crystal ball of the collision repair industry future, they saw a better way to do business. As a group, their talent and dedication covered all points of the industry. They would consolidate their efforts. They chose the name Caliber to represent high quality and professionalism with the logo representing the high quality refinish jobs that were to become a Caliber mainstay. The original founders of Caliber Collision may never have been able to predict the outcome of their dream.

Thursday, 31 March 2005 17:00

Two techs represent the U.S. in the World Skills competition

Written by Janet Chaney

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun!"

-Katherine Graham

Saturday, 31 January 2004 17:00

Arizona collision repair groups unite to stop tied shops

Written by Janet Chaney

An Arizona group has announced plans to support legislation in that state to stop insurance companies from acquiring body shops.

Monday, 31 October 2005 17:00

NO shop owner tells harrowing tale of complete destruction

Written by Janet Chaney

On Friday, September 2, Doug Reed, Jr. locked the doors on his Chalmette, Louisiana business, Custom Body Shop, for what he could not have known would be the last time. Reed packed up his family and some personal belongings to evacuate New Orleans.

Sunday, 31 July 2005 17:00

Collision repairers: the good ole days not coming back

Written by Janet Chaney

The best of times and the worst of times. It depends on who you talk to. History repeats itself and it continues to repeat itself in the collision repair business. In fact, the only thing that collision repairers can be assured of - is change. There is no crystal ball to see the future. The collision repair shops that will prevail into the future will have to be the best at what they do.