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As a sales and service tech for the past 12 years at Martin Auto Color---a statewide PPG Platinum jobber with 21 locations---Monte Marrott knows that using the right tools is vital to doing a good job when it comes to painting a car or repairing a vehicle.


Sixty years ago, John (J.T.) Whaley opened a small body shop in Nashville, TN, which he named Whaley Body Shop.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:00

Oldest Body Shops in America: Keene Auto Body

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If there has ever been a quintessential New England town, it’s Keene, NH.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:18

Vision, Foresight Help Launch This PBE Jobber

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It was the mid-1940s. GIs were home from the war, the U.S. economy was booming and shiny new cars were filling America’s highways---cars that needed gasoline and service work.

20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (October 1998)


Jack Gillis of CAPA perhaps best summed up a demonstration of non-OEM parts at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in October when he said, “Not one of our better days.”

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 23:06

OE Shop Certification Programs: Porsche

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In our ongoing effort to keep our readers informed on the latest industry trend, OE shop certification programs, Autobody News spoke this month with Mike Kukavica, collision training instructor for Porsche Cars North America, Inc., about its program.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:37

In Reverse: 120 Years of Body-Building Changes

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The first auto body designers and builders represented what was already an old established craft.

Monday, 20 August 2018 17:18

Ask the Auto Body Attorney: September 2018

Written by Bruce L. Roistacher, Esq. NY, FL and DC Bar

I want to thank all of the shop owners around the country who have favorably responded to my initial column from last month.

When Hilary Noack was a teenager, she noticed a flier about a festival in Long Beach, CA, called Ink-N-Iron. At the time, it featured old custom cars, tattoos and music.

An important aspect of being a great leader is knowing when and how to create what Ken Perlman refers to as “psychological safety.”

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