Ed Attanasio


Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian. He can be reached at era39@aol.com.

In an effort to serve more of the East Bay, Mike's Auto Body recently opened its 16th location in Alameda, CA. 

Justin Forkuo, the owner of 290 Auto Body, Inc. in Worcester, MA, is now the proud father of a baby girl named Mia, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Another creation he is proud of is a tool called Crash Point Systems. 

Since 2001, David McClune has been the Executive Director of the California Autobody Association (CAA). Last month, he stepped down to focus on his health and family. 

During this year's NADA Show in Las Vegas, held March 22--25, 35 members of the Mopar Masters Guild (MMG) converged to network, attend meetings, elect its officers for 2018 and enjoy a little fun along the way. 

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 Scott Biggs, CEO of the Assured Performance Network, recently responded to our article from last month (OE Certifications, John Eagle Case Raise Questions of Accountability) to share what his company is doing for its member shops to help ensure they don't end up like John Eagle Collision.


You're short a technician and an estimator, and your last painter took a job to paint government vehicles for the city because they're going to pay his medical insurance and offered him a pension.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:10

2 Great Danes Reign at Top Dog Garage

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Shelly and Rod Cotton, the owners of Top Dog Garage in Halendale, CA, (also known as Silver Lakes) have two Great Danes---Hercules (6.5 years old) and Scarlett (3.5 years old)---that are well-known for running their shop.

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When he isn't working as a technical instructor at the AkzoNobel training facility in Orange, CA, Chris Harsh is pursuing his passions---skateboarding, surfing and art.

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To simplify the permitting, licensing and certification process and make it easier for body shops all over the country to stay in compliance, RecsLock recently entered into a partnership with the Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers (IADA) Association.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 23:30

Will Our Industry Survive Until 2045?

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If you work in the collision repair industry, you know this is an incredible time to be in the body shop business.

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