Workplace safety and environmental conscientiousness are top concerns at Modern Auto Body. The facility frequently changes its paint booth filters, and it uses a paint recycler machine and Festool dustless D/A machines with HEPA filters for the body and paint shop. The business also contracts with Safety-Kleen for hazardous waste removal.
Modern Auto Body is also active in the community, sponsoring local Little League teams and donating to local schools, fire departments and rescue squads.
With a 4.9-star rating on Carwise.com and close to 4,000 reviews, Modern Auto Body proves the shop’s success is due to the “relentless focus on quality and customer satisfaction,” according to Haberman.
His appreciation of great customer service was one of the deciding factors when it came to selecting equipment for the shop’s new location.
“Accudraft’s customer service is one of the main reasons we selected them. They worked with us on the layout of the equipment, specified numerous custom aspects of the install and then installed a great working set of booths,” Haberman said.
At 26’ by 13’4” by 11’6”, Accudraft’s XL downdraft paint booths ensure Modern Auto Body is prepared to handle any job, regardless of size.
Installation and implementation of the new equipment was also seamless: “Accudraft delivered a turn-key solution on time and within budget,” Haberman said. “Our paint department loves the Accudraft equipment!”
Haberman runs a busy I-CAR Gold Class collision repair facility, where his 20 employees repair an average of 190 vehicles each month, so he has experienced many of the industry’s challenges firsthand.
“The biggest challenge we have with insurers is the persistent inclusion of aftermarket and used parts. Also, ADAS technology is becoming increasingly relevant, leading to increased repair complexity and more frequent calibrations,” Haberman said. “Shops must invest in the technology, equipment and training to stay relevant with today’s vehicles.”
Accudraft’s customizable mixing room and prep station, along with the two Accudraft XL downdraft paint booths, appear to be just the investment Modern Auto Body was seeking in order to continue its growth. By increasing throughput, the shop is able to repair vehicles and release them to their clients faster.
“After seeing firsthand what my Accudraft paint booths have done for my business, I’m a believer. It’s true---you don’t have to choose between quality or turnaround time,” Haberman said. “With Accudraft, you can have both.”
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