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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:29

Every Tech at Manuel Collision Uses Equalizer® Glass Tools with Skill

Written by Autobody News Staff

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

If you’re a body shop owner and in your 30s, then it’s likely your father or grandfather started the shop or you won the lottery. In this case, Arron Manuel, 32, owner of Manuel Collision Center in Ada, OK, didn’t need any assistance when he opened his own shop in 2008 with approximately $11,000 he saved or borrowed.

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

Thanks to ongoing innovation, there could always be a new product ready to improve a body shop’s efficiency and performance. That has proven to be the case at Hall Buick GMC’s Collision Center in Tyler, TX, which recently switched to Evercoat’s Rage OPTEX® 440 Express™ repair process.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:10

Shop Taps Into the Power and Strength of Three Industry Icons

Written by Autobody News Staff

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

Anyone who has been in the body shop business for any period of time has likely ordered recycled parts from LKQ or aftermarket parts from Keystone Automotive Industries, and maybe even sprayed Axalta waterborne at one point. Under the same umbrella, these three companies are leaders in their own right, but together their nationwide coverage and deep inventories are unparalleled.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:52

VersionEX Autobody Hooked on GenRock by Lusid Technologies

Written by Autobody News Staff

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

Devin Hansen, owner of VersionEX Autobody in Eugene, OR, was raised in Okinawa, Japan, and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. “I always had a passion for cars because that was a big part of my culture,” he shared. “When I moved to America, I bought a 1996 Nissan in honor of my heritage. I started working on the car in my parents’ driveway, but the cold, rainy weather in Oregon wasn’t ideal, so a friend and I invested in a small, 300-square foot shop space where we could work on cars.”

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:37

MobileSoft Technology Builds B2B App for So Cal Diagnostics Leader

Written by Autobody News Staff

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

Smart business people know what they’re good at and then hire other people to do the rest. A body shop owner would not be expected to remodel his shop, build a website or design an app, but some have tried with varied results. In this case, Jack Perea, owner of Superior Replacement, an auto diagnostics company, needed an app to streamline his in-house communications.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:26

A Four-Person Job Can be Done Solo With the Lift King

Written by Autobody News Staff

This article appeared in our June 2020 Shop & Product Showcase.

 

Peter Callaway is the director of process and training at Crash Champions, one of the largest MSOs in the country, with a current total of 39 locations in Ohio, Illinois and California. He has been in the industry for four decades, so he loves discussing the body shop business and everything that goes with it.

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