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Feature Stories (145)

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 17:00

Snapshot of the Collision Industry

Written by I-CAR Education Foundation

Background
Previous surveys conducted every three years confirmed the need for a continual supply of qualified entry-level technicians, while also showing changes concerning business operations and the collision repair technician workforce.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

Nevada College Opens State-of-the-Art Training Facility

Written by Paul Pate

The Community College of Southern Nevada’s Collision Repair Program officially opened recently at a new, state-of-the-art, $11 million plus facility at the Cheyenne campus. 

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

Major Personnel Changes Taking Place at UTI

Written by Autobody News staff

Provider of technical education training, Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE: UTI), is reducing its workforce by approximately 225 employees nationwide and restructuring its sales management.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

Ford Taking the Science and Art of Color to New Level

Written by Autobody News staff

How important is color when it comes to buying a vehicle? According to Ford Motor Company research, 39 percent of consumers say they will walk out of a dealership if it doesn’t have a vehicle they want in their color of choice.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

Keystone Automotive Supports TeamUSA

Written by Autobody News staff

Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. (NasdaqNM: KEYS) is donating $2,000 to SkillsUSA to help raise funds for the collision repair and refinish competitors entering this year’s World Skills Competition.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

NABC’s “Leave Something Behind” Campaign

Written by Autobody News staff

For the second installment of its “Leave Something Behind” campaign in 2007, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserves in support of its Toys for Tots program.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

Trends: What the Future Holds

Written by

If you’re not paying enough attention to what’s going on around you, you can quickly become obsolete. For an example of just how a market can dramatically change, Matt Ohrnstein thinks collision repairers can think of themselves as a dairy farmer some years ago.

When Gil Grieve wanted to put two new paint booths into his shop a couple of years ago, he knew he would purchase them outright.

Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:00

CJJ Frame Equipment Meets Needs of All Shops

Written by Karyn Hendricks

CJJ, Inc. is a longtime manufacturer of frame equipment that makes and sells two distinctive lines of frame equipment. 

Friday, 31 August 2007 17:00

Minor Bumps Cause Luxury Car Owners Major Bucks

Written by Autobody News staff

Bumpers, even those on expensive cars, don’t resist damage in low-speed impacts. The Infiniti G35, the worst performer, sustained almost $14,000 damage in a series of four tests conducted at 3 and 6 mph by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Saab 9-3 was the best, sustaining $5,243 damage. Only three cars sustained less than $6,000 damage, while four would cost more than $10,000 to fix.