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Management Success Top 20 Meeting 2017


Management Success held its annual Top 20 Meeting for collision shops May 18-21 at A&J Collision Repair, an 18,000 sq ft auto body repair shop located approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock, AR.

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John Royer, general manager at SheerMetal CARSTAR in Plano, TX, has no qualms admitting that his journey in the collision repair industry has been rather unorthodox, entering the business just four years ago with no experience.

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McNaughton taught WIN Conference attendees about the importance of potential employees possessing the right traits and high emotional intelligence.


On the final day of WIN's 2017 Educational Conference in Denver, CO, Steve Trapp of Axalta Coating Systems and Rigina McNaughton from Salsapants, Inc. discussed "Creating a Customer Care Culture, and Finding and Inspiring a Staff to Support It."

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With a full fleet, Elite Electronics is able to respond quickly when their customers call, which include MSOs such as ABRA, Service King, Gerber Collision and Caliber Collision.


After the economic implosion of 2008, many body shops decided to add mechanical repair to their menus of services and quickly found out it wasn't quite that easy.

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 Mike Jones lectured on the importance of seeking clarity in order to improve communication at the 2017 WIN Educational Conference.


On May 10, Discover Leadership Training's President Mike Jones presented "Creating a Better Version of Yourself" during the last day of WIN's 2017 Educational Conference.

Service King Collision Repair Centers raised $45,000 for The Arbor School as part of the collision repair organization’s 7th Annual Houston Charity Golf Tournament in Texas.

If enacted, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) said this bill would dismantle Texas’s safety inspection program...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:07

Omaha, AR Hail Storm Smashes Cars; Auto Body Shops React

Written by Kadee Brosseau, KY3 News

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Pounding storms across the Ozarks brought down massive hail in Omaha, Arkansas that smashed windows, cars, and buildings.

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(L-R) Steve Grimshaw CEO - Caliber Collision, Mark D’Angelo, FinishMaster, Dave Smith,  SVP, Supply Chain Strategy – Caliber Collision, and Tim Walsh, CEO - AutoWorks


Caliber Collision teammates, partners and friends played their hearts out at the 2nd annual Caliber Classic and raised more than $100,000 to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the April 27, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Orem, Utah.

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