Founded in 1932, Modern Auto Body in South Orange, NJ, boasts a reputation for trustworthiness, superior quality and customer service.
Modern Auto Body
Location: South Orange, NJ
Company At A Glance...
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 20
In Business Since: 1932
Number of Locations: One
DRP Programs: Six
Production Space: 14,000 square feet
As word of the shop’s excellence spread to neighboring communities, owner Jack Haberman identified the need to expand his space to meet his clients’ demands. In 2016---just three years after taking ownership of the businesss---Haberman relocated Modern Auto Body to its current location, offering 14,000 square feet of production space.
Knowing he also needed to equip the shop with tools designed for high-volume operations, Haberman turned to Accudraft for all his paint hardware needs. In addition to installing two Accudraft XL downdraft paint booths, Haberman invested in an AccuMix SS mixing room and an Accudraft Prep 4000 automotive prep station.
“We selected Accudraft based on a combination of product capability, service and price,” Haberman explained. “Anybody who has been in the industry longer than a couple of months has heard of Accudraft. They’ve had the reputation of being a company who can speed up the workflow while promising top-quality finished products.
“While we had a previous relationship with Accudraft, we still bid the work out to see which solutions would fit best with our new expansion. The Accudraft team came back with the best design for our needs---at a price point that worked within our budget.
“The new Accudraft equipment was a huge leap forward for us, and our business results prove it,” Haberman continued. “This equipment has enabled us to scale from repairing 15 to 20 vehicles per week up to 45 to 50 vehicles in a week. The efficiency and cleanliness of the equipment also enables us to produce high-quality repairs at this increased throughput.”
Founded in 1932, Modern Auto Body in South Orange, NJ, built a reputation for trustworthiness, superior quality and customer service, but when customer demands necessitated a larger facility, owner Jack Haberman turned to Accudraft to equip his new shop.
The Accudraft XL downdraft paint booths feature observation windows, dual skin insulation and a highly efficient heating system, powered by either propane or natural gas. The downdraft technology ensures paint is sprayed more evenly without risk of overspray or contamination.
The booths can also be customized to meet the shop’s needs, an important factor for Haberman as he plotted out the best uses for his new space.
With the larger shop, Haberman was also able to optimize his team’s workspace by adding prep and mixing stations, both of which were customized to meet the needs of Modern Auto Body.
The Accudraft Prep 4000 automotive prep station provides a separate area for technicians to prime, sand and perform light painting without allowing the potential for unwanted dirt and debris to enter the paint booths.
The AccuMix SS mixing station enhances shop safety by providing a contained area for mixing paints, reducing employees’ exposure to toxic chemicals and vapors.