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The Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd (WACTAL) is pleased to welcome new Executive Director Deb Brunett.

When the coronavirus restrictions were first put into place, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) recognized the challenges being faced by the industry.

Ed Attanasio started our "Day Job/Night Job" column here at Autobody News in 2017, writing stories about people in the collision repair industry who have amazing sidelines and second careers as musicians, artists, authors, performers---even a technician with a world-class Frisbee dog.

As part of WD-40 Company’s ongoing effort to create homes for deserving individuals and families, WD-40® Brand donated 50 cents to Habitat for Humanity® for every 12 oz. can of WD-40® Smart Straw® sold at participating Lowe’s Home Improvement stores through April. 

Bryan Kim’s collision and mechanical repair business, like many others, was struggling this spring as the COVID-19 virus and economic shutdown hit the Catonsville, MD, area.

Shops’ backlog of work dried up this spring, with one national survey of 500 shops finding that even in April, more than three in four could schedule any new work within one week or less.

I-CAR is taking a variety of steps to help the industry at this challenging time, CEO John Van Alstyne said during an online presentation in May.

At Mike’s Auto Body, their motto during this pandemic is “It’s not a slow time…it’s go time!”

The pandemic has impacted tech schools throughout the country as they adapt to a whole new world.

I get a lot of questions from shops regarding billing for the process of researching OEM repair procedures.