Autobody News recently reached out to leaders in the collision repair industry to find out how they are best managing the inevitable interruptions to “business as usual” during the current coronavirus restrictions.
The Automotive Training Institute (ATI) on March 24 interrupted its regularly scheduled webinar series to share valuable information related to the current pandemic, “Top 5 Ways to Thrive During the COVID-19 Outbreak."
ASA hosted a briefing March 31 to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the automotive repair industry and the $2 trillion stimulus package, signed into law March 27.
Shop Marketing Pros and AASP-MN on March 25 presented a free webinar, “How Do I Market My Shop in a Crisis?”
Attendees of the March 17 installment of SCRS's webinar series on its multiple employer plan (MEP) for retirement savings learned how to establish a retirement plan at their own shops---and why they should.
American Honda on March 19 announced additional guidelines for proper corrosion protection when repairing Honda and Acura automobiles.
David Cesar, 31, who has been working on cars his whole life, recently enrolled in a collision repair program so he could “learn how to fix everything on a vehicle.”
William Sanders, 23, said he loved cars from a very young age and repaired vehicles as a hobby before enrolling at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. In 2017, he graduated from the technical school’s Associate Paint and Autobody program.
Chandler Allison, 19, grew up in Pollard, AR, surrounded by people who worked with their hands and prided themselves on being self-sufficient. His great-grandfather owned a body shop while the rest of his mother’s family raised farm animals and his father’s family grew crops.
New automaker restrictions on vehicle scanning, and deciding on OEM or aftermarket scan tools, were among the topics discussed at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in January in Palm Springs, CA.
John Shoemaker says too often shop estimates “create more questions than answers.”
As the country’s only recruitment firm 100 percent dedicated to the collision repair industry, Motocruit in Pittsburgh, PA, helps body shops all over the U.S. find qualified collision executives, regional and area managers, collision managers, production managers, estimators, body and paint technicians and even detailers/porters.
The jam-packed aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center were filled with 23,000 attendees, dealers and suppliers from across the globe at the 2020 National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 14 through Feb. 17.