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Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:25

Kool Tools: Pre-SEMA 2019

I have been conducting I-CAR mobile welding tests for 15 years now.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:25

The Journey to Operational Excellence

Written by Dave Luehr

One of the commonalities between most collision repair shops is chaos.

You may be surprised to learn that many body shops create a “repair plan” at the end of the repair when everything has been documented and the final bill is created, according to Tim Ronak, senior services consultant at AkzoNobel.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:48

Techs of Tomorrow: Cheerleader, Gymnastics Coach, Collision Repair Student All in One

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Eighteen-year-old Michelle Perschall discovered her love for automobiles at the age of four when her grandparents bought her a bright yellow racing Corvette Power Wheels.

From coast to coast, collision repairers are talking about the talent pool shortage facing the industry and what can be done to address what some are calling an impending crisis.

Body shop owners and Yelp experts who work with the collision repair industry weighed in recently about last month’s article (Does Yelp Bully Body Shops?) in the wake of Billion Dollar Bully, a documentary about how Yelp can adversely impact small businesses.

In the land of four-foot pizzas, pasta cooked al dente each and every time and breathtaking scenery everywhere you look, Autocarroseria La Pigna in Longobardi, Italy, is a second-generation shop with five employees that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary.

It seemed like we had just gotten over the decline of the hippie movement, and the rise and fall of disco and a TV actor being president of the U.S.

In 1989, Mark Gibson started painting Peterbilt hoods in his father’s garage - an inauspicious beginning to what would later become one of the premier heavy-duty truck body shops in the country; Diversified Body and Paint Shop located in Denver.

What’s the cost of a comeback?

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