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Nathan Simmons has co-owned C&C Collision in Alhambra, CA, for 23 years, and has worked hard to help the company grow.

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Mike Anderson is convinced the vehicle safety inspection procedures called for by automakers in the OEM electronic service manuals as part of collision repair work have become the single biggest friction point in the industry.

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One of the universal issues in the collision repair industry and a pain point on every production floor is a lack of in-process quality control, according to Lee Rush, manager of business development for Sherwin-Williams®.

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Vehicle technology has seen some tremendous changes and developments in recent years, including the use of high-strength steels, aluminum and magnesium, along with ADAS systems and all the intricate technology that includes.

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Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibrations are an increasingly important part of a safe and proper repair, and that may prove a challenge for collision shops that lack relevant training and equipment.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 19:23

The Numbers Game: Are You Winning?

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Recently, I did an estimating class for a regional MSO. I gave seven estimators a simple estimate to write prior to the class.

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In the old days, body shop marketing and advertising was relatively simple, with only a few things to consider---direct mail, phone book advertising, radio or TV advertising and, if you decided to think outside of the box, billboards or even sky writing.

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In 1979, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) was established as a result of the introduction of the front-wheel-drive unibody vehicle, according to Jeff Peevy, vice president of technical products, programs and services for I-CAR.

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During the MSO Symposium in November, industry consultant Vincent Romans said there are a dozen private equity firms with investments in U.S. collision repair organizations, including Caliber, Gerber, Service King, Crash Champions and Classic Collision.

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As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the U.S., employers must determine whether they will require vaccinations in the workplace and if they should set up a program to administer them.