Investing in tools that offer both quality and value is absolutely imperative for John Plevris, owner of Copley Auto & Collision in Copley, OH.
Copley Auto & Collision
Location: Copley, OH
Company At A Glance...
Type: Mechanical and Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 13
In Business Since: 1976
Number of Locations: One
DRP Programs: Five
Production Space: 20,000 square feet
While running a full-service mechanical and collision repair facility that repairs nearly 300 vehicles a month, Plevris cannot afford delays caused by tool difficulties or failures.
Since 2000, the shop has used AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools by Florida Pneumatic, because “There seems to be an evolution in ergonomics that makes work easier.”
By allowing the shop’s 13 employees to work more efficiently, AIRCAT Tools provide Copley Auto & Collision with an opportunity to deliver even more of the high-quality repairs customers have grown to expect from the facility.
“My shop is family run with family values, and we understand how to develop relationships; our customers become our friends,” Plevris said.
The mechanical shop at Copley Auto & Collision was founded in 1976 by Plevris’ father; the collision shop addition in 1983 was the current owner’s brainchild.
The reliable, easy-to-use AIRCAT Tools provide Copley Auto & Collision with an opportunity to deliver even more high-quality repairs.
The I-CAR Gold shop has been trained and certified to spray Sikkens waterborne paint, one of many environmental efforts.
“We’ve been using water-based paints for 15 years, and waste oil is used for heat in the mechanical department,” Plevris said. “All other hazardous wastes, from spent solvents down to fluorescent bulbs, are claimed by a certified facility for proper disposal.”
Copley Auto & Collision always strives to avoid waste when possible, and there’s no resource in greater danger of being misused than capital. Investing in AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools has eliminated the need for frequent tool replacements since the quiet, ergonomically designed line of products is made with only the highest-grade materials, ensuring a high-quality, long-lasting user experience at a competitive price.
“All of the techs at Copley Auto & Collision recognize the value in great tools, and they love AIRCAT’s Pneumatic Tools. The products’ ergonomics are great,” Plevris said. “We use the AIRCAT 6700-DCE-3V Electric Palm Sander/Polisher, the AIRCAT 6525-ABS 18” Belt Sander and the AIRCAT 6700-JBS-332 Jitterbug Sander, as well as the AIRCAT 6390 Compact Needle Scaler, the AIRCAT Pneumatic 6350 Reciprocating Saw and the AIRCAT 6520 3” Reversible Cut-off Tool. The reversible cut-off tool is excellent at keeping sparks away from the user, even in tight spaces.
“All of the tools we use from Florida Pneumatic have exceeded our expectations.”