Friday, 30 September 2016 14:41

Collision Centers Discusses 18-Year Business Partnership with LKQ Corporation

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(l to r) Ivan Pino, Pacific Elite and Jorge Chava, LKQ Corporation


Pacific Elite Collision Centers Inc., an MSO operating in Southern California, started working with LKQ Corporation when they opened their doors in 1998.

Friday, 30 September 2016 14:19

Red Hill Collision Stays Ahead of the Game with Hyundai Certification Program

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A glimpse insde the Red Hill Collision facility.


Five years after moving to Southern California from Cuba, 15-year-old Armando Nogueiras began working at his father's shop. By the time he was 25, he owned his own facility. Today, Armando co-owns Red Hill Collision Center with his son, Christian.

Friday, 30 September 2016 13:51

Multi-Generational F. Lofrano & Son Delivers Safer Welds

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Family is important at F. Lofrano & Son Inc. Auto Body Repair in San Francisco, CA. The company's five locations are all family-owned and operated, with the third generation of the Lofrano family being a vital component of the shops' success.

Friday, 30 September 2016 10:31

Toyota Carlsbad Collision Center Implements Lean Processes with Goliath Carts

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The Goliath Parts Carts are used to stage and manage parts utilization.


Toyota Carlsbad Collision Center's average tenure for their 65 employees is 15 years.

Friday, 30 September 2016 09:47

High-Quality Paint Booth Helps NE Shop Get “Wreck A Mended”

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(l to r) Fred Buchheister, painter at Wreck A Mended, and Jarrod Krumwiede, owner of the collision repair shop, stand in front of their semi-downdraft Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) Ultra® XS paint booth.


Two years ago, Jarrod Krumwiede resigned from his job as a collision repair manager and decided to open his own body shop in Omaha, NE. He named it “Wreck A Mended.”

Thursday, 29 September 2016 15:24

Rydell Collision Center and Glass Says Equalizer Beats the Competition

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Technician at Rydell Collision Center and Glass uses Equalizer tools to fix a windshield.


The Rydell Group has expanded to nearly 80 stores nationally since the family-owned business opened 62 years ago. The mother store, Rydell Collision Center and Glass, is based in Grand Forks, ND.