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

Autobody News recently talked with Pete Tagliapietra, founder and president of NuGen IT, about the company’s acquisition by OEConnection (OEC) in July and what it means for the collision repair industry.

Friday, 09 October 2020 21:28

Your Online Presence

In last month’s article I discussed how, due to the COVID pandemic and having limited mobility, more people were conducting more business online.

After a several-month halt to in-person training because of the pandemic, I-CAR is back to offering in-shop training and welding certification in all but a couple of states, and conducted about 400 such events per month across the country this summer, according to CEO John Van Alstyne.

You can put your gambling money back in your pocket and take a deep breath because you won’t have to rush around trying to find hotel rooms and flights again this year.

I wanted to use my column this month to share with you a conversation I had recently with Jake Rodenroth of asTech.

Up until recently, it was common practice for technicians to plug in a dongle to the OBDII---onboard diagnostics---port to diagnose a vehicle.

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 17:35

Killer Tools Attacks Pandemic with Mr. Fogger

During the pandemic, some companies have succeeded while others have paused or closed their doors completely. Those who can pivot have been able to not only survive, but thrive during these uncertain times.

If you’ve been in the world of body shops for more than a few years, you likely know the name Toby Chess. He’s the smiling bearded guy who brings gifts to people---and no, he’s not Santa Claus.

A few years ago, when people talked about connected vehicles and self-driving, Elaina Farnsworth said it was perceived as a computer-based industry.

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