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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:59

Rick's Auto Body Committed to Axalta's Top Notch Products

Written by Autobody News Staff

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

 

The collision repair industry holds a plethora of challenges for body shop owners who intend to deliver high-quality repairs. With OEM certifications rapidly becoming more important and technical, shops like Rick’s Auto Body in Missoula, MT, rely on paint suppliers to remain steadfast and provide value beyond the products they sell.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:44

CARSTAR Owner Shares Vision for Success

Written by Autobody News Staff

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

 

Bob Waldron, owner of Waldron’s Auto Body in Marlboro, MA, was among the first shop owners to join the CARSTAR franchise network in 1989.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:36

CCC ONE® and Clearent Help Shop to Simplify Credit Card Transactions

Written by Autobody News Staff

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

 

Mike Schoonover, third-generation owner of Schoonover Bodyworks and Glass in Shoreview, MN, is celebrating his company’s 82nd anniversary. When Mike’s grandfather Chuck (aka “Red”) got out of the Navy after the Korean War, he borrowed $50 to start a body shop, and the rest is history.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:29

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 13:10

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.