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Wednesday, 18 May 2022 16:05

PPG’s MoonWalk is Poised to Change the World of Collision Repair

Written by Autobody News Staff
Frank’s Collision Repair’s new MOONWALK™ paint mixing system from PPG has already transformed their paint department into a cleaner, safer and more efficient operation. Frank’s Collision Repair’s new MOONWALK™ paint mixing system from PPG has already transformed their paint department into a cleaner, safer and more efficient operation.

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With six locations in the Houston, TX, area, Frank’s Collision Repair repaired more than 8,500 vehicles last year. While many auto body shops were struggling during the pandemic, this mini-MSO was reporting major numbers month after month.

Frank’s Collision Repair
Location: (Greater Houston) Baytown, Dayton, Crosby, La Porte, Webster, TX
(281) 427-8508

 

Company at a Glance…
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 120
In Business Since: 2003
Number of Locations: Six
Combined Production Space: 128,000 square feet

 

By making a transition from PPG’s solvent paint to ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne in all of his shops, and acquiring PPG’s new MOONWALK™ paint mixing system, owner Frank McClosky and his head painter, Darrell Hebert, are stepping into a new era and already reaping the benefits.

McClosky, 52, broke into the collision repair industry in 1994 as a painter, a job he held while attending the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

 

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Frank’s Collision Repair is preparing for the future by switching to PPG Envirobase and acquiring the MOONWALK™ paint mixing system.

 

“I was a painter, but I had aspirations to do more,” McClosky said. “I’ve always seen myself as an entrepreneur and by wearing different hats, I was able to experience a lot about every aspect of the industry firsthand. Over the years, I sprayed all of the brands, which eventually led me to PPG.”

One of the hats McClosky wore for 20 years that of territory manager for FinishMaster, a PPG distributor. This role enabled him to learn a lot about shops’ financials and gain valuable insights from top collision repairers throughout Southeastern Texas. By learning as much as he could every step of the way, McClosky was able to add five locations, including his new hard-hit location, which recently unveiled PPG’s MoonWalk paint mixing system.

 

The first moon walk changed the world of space exploration more than five decades ago, and PPG’s new MoonWalk system has marked a similar “giant leap” for the collision repair industry.

 

Never afraid to pursue cutting-edge technology, Frank’s Collision Repair was the very first company to make this automated paint mixing system a part of its life. The MoonWalk system has already transformed Frank's mixing rooms into a cleaner, safer and more efficient operation since it was integrated into daily production.

 

The MoonWalk mixing machine replaces manual mixing processes with a splash-free, self-contained system that eliminates spills and achieves extreme mixing accuracy. The system’s computer uses a smart, intuitive interface that...


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