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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.

Several weeks ago, a local body shop owner asked Toby Chess to help set up a welder to repair an aluminum deck lid on a Mercedes-Benz.

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Parts and Materials Committee is continuing to push for more consistency in how parts are defined and described within the industry.

There was activity recently in three legal battles involving body shops, insurance companies, an auto recycler and consumers.

Although in-person meetings are on hiatus due to the threat of COVID-19, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) has not allowed the chaos of 2020 to prevent them from inspiring and enlightening members.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 17:32

Are You Defending Your Good Name Online?

Your reputation online is always important, but during the pandemic it’s more vital than ever.

Friday, 04 September 2020 20:39

Is Your Shop Ready for A Riot?

We have all heard about the rioting going on across the country. For months, at least a dozen cities have experienced businesses being burned, looted and extensively damaged.

For many months prior to March, the collision repair industry had been preoccupied with ADAS systems and autonomous cars and trucks and their effect on the collision repair business.

Monday, 31 August 2020 18:23

5 Numbers You Need to Know Every Day

Written by Dave Luehr

During a time of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for small business owners to understand their financial key performance indicators and use these KPI’s to make proactive adjustments to remain profitable.

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