John Yoswick

John YoswickJohn Yoswick is a freelance automotive writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the collision industry since 1988. He is the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (for a free 4-week trial subscription, visit www.CrashNetwork.com).

He can be contacted at john@crashnetwork.com 

Friday, 03 June 2016 16:13

Retro News: June 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

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10 years ago in the collision repair industry (June 2006)

“I think the insurance companies at this point are realizing there’s some real ills to having all their eggs in one basket,” March said. “They don’t want to be in that position again. So I think at least for now they are looking at any larger players real skeptically and making sure they have some back-up positions.”


– California shop owner Dave March, speaking about a year after he took back over the 50,000-square-foot shop he had previously sold to M2, an MSO that collapsed suddenly in the spring of 2005, locking the doors of its 27 shops and leaving a trail of creditors, vehicle-owners and insurers hanging. March continues to own and operate his shop. He’s also developed multiple models of the Watercar, billed as the world’s fastest amphibious vehicle (www.watercar.com).