Friday, 15 January 2021 19:47

NABC Leadership Shares 2021 Outlook

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The new year has arrived in full force, and though many of 2020’s challenges have not yet been completely eradicated, progress occurs daily.

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On New Year’s Eve, people typically enjoy reflecting on the ending year, but 2020 has been a little chaotic, to say the least.

Insurance companies have been pushing photo estimates for more than five years, and collision repair shops have been objecting to the inaccuracies of these estimates for the same amount of time, because these virtual claims typically require a supplement---or five!---due to the potential for inaccuracies inherent in the process.

It’s undeniable that 2020 has been a year for the history books---the amount of change over the past 12 months is unprecedented and has been disruptive in every imaginable way.

With 2020 quickly coming to an end, collision repair shop owners should start thinking about their marketing plans for next year.

If you own a collision repair business, you will eventually have to ask: “Is it time to sell?”

Although in-person meetings are on hiatus due to the threat of COVID-19, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) has not allowed the chaos of 2020 to prevent them from inspiring and enlightening members.

“Today’s vehicles are highly engineered and not forgiving of imprecise repair processes. When it comes to crashworthiness after the repair, millimeters and milliseconds matter!” according to Scott Peirce, strategic account manager at 3M, during ASA’s Aug. 19 "Webinar Wednesday."

Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:06

Mark Olson: Get it Right the First Time

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This year’s Collision P.R.E.P. program commenced Aug. 6 with “Documenting for Repair Process and Liability, and Building a Bulletproof File,” presented by Mark Olson of VECO Experts.

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) planned its inaugural ARA Summer Road Trip for July 23-25, with the intention of connecting up-and-coming industry leaders with experienced auto recycling veterans through tours of several ARA member facilities.

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