Stacey Phillips

IMG 1006 copy Stacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields. She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

From compensation and benefits to training and recruitment, Autobody News has everything you need to know about starting a career in collision repair. 

Erie LaSalle oustide July2017

Erie LaSalle Body Shop was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1934.

 

In 1934, Ivan Goodmonson established Erie LaSalle Body Shop in Chicago, Illinois.

Marshalls inside July2017

Employees attend training on a consistent basis to stay up-to-date with changes in the industry

 

At Marshall’s Auto Body in Billerica, Massachusetts, Jayce Mitchell said the primary focus of the body shop is to always get a customer’s car and life back in order ASAP.

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Steve Schoolcraft while giving a presentation. Many remember him as an animinated presenter.

 

Steve Schoolcraft, often referred to as a visionary by many in the collision repair industry, died unexpectedly on May 19, peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his wife Alexis, his two sons, Nicholas and Michael, and granddaughter Noelle.

We’ve all heard predictions for the timeframe when driverless vehicles will become mainstream—three years, five years, a decade or even longer.

Shop StrategiesNE June2017 Barry award

L to R: Vicki Schneps, CEO of Schneps Communications; Barry Crupi; and Natalie Duddridge, NY1 News

 

Autobody News talked to Barry Crupi about how he has built a successful business that puts customers first.

 Pro Spot Welder NACE 2016

 

Purchasing new equipment can be an exciting yet daunting task for a body shop. There are many options available and it often feels overwhelming and confusing.

House Bill April17 Matt Pierce
House Representative Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington.

 

After an Indiana parts-related bill failed to receive a committee hearing by the legislative deadline, body shops and other interested parties across the state are being encouraged to get involved and contact their state representatives.

SARC April17 Group2
(Left to right) Robert McKenzie, executive director of RDA; event co-organizers Georgia Thorson and Steve Plier; and Moose Simmons, Overnight Parts Alliance.

National paint companies, equipment and tool manufacturers, major vehicle OEMs and industry experts all came together during the Southern Automotive Repair Conference (SARC) in April.

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Red Hill Collision Center in Costa Mesa, CA

 

You’ve filled your collision center with the latest in equipment and technology, trained your techs and ensured your shop is up-to-date with safety guidelines. What else can you do to establish a reputation for having a professional facility?

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