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Dan Dewater, owner of Hangtown Body Shop and A1 Collision & Bumper Center in Placerville, CA, isn’t afraid to operate a little outside of the box.

In the early 1990s, an engineer named Douglas C. Hansen was working for an aerospace firm developing a solid propellant design for airbag inflators for a wide range of applications.

Trying to figure out what the long-term impact of COVID-19 will be to the automotive, insurance and collision repair industries is literally impossible.

I was in a body shop, back in the old days when you didn’t have to stay 6 to 10 feet away from people or wear masks or keep using the word “surreal.”

If you’ve ever been in the Minneapolis area, you’ve likely heard of Schoonover Bodyworks and Glass in Shoreview, MN, which recently celebrated its 82nd anniversary.

As the country’s only recruitment firm 100 percent dedicated to the collision repair industry, Motocruit in Pittsburgh, PA, helps body shops all over the U.S. find qualified collision executives, regional and area managers, collision managers, production managers, estimators, body and paint technicians and even detailers/porters. 

The jam-packed aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center were filled with 23,000 attendees, dealers and suppliers from across the globe at the 2020 National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. 

Years ago, car dealerships did a great job of branding. 

In the old days, we were almost always stuck with whatever was on the radio.

If you’re a pot grower, the last thing you want to do is get busted on Marijuana Eradication Day.

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