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Tuesday, 24 May 2022 12:28

Blowtherm Plays a Major Role for an MSO Considering Expansion

Written by Autobody News Staff
Painter Luke Rucker and Paint Assistant Tyler Barrett masterfully prep and paint nearly two dozen vehicles daily in Monroe’s Blowtherm Double Downdraft Prep Booth. Painter Luke Rucker and Paint Assistant Tyler Barrett masterfully prep and paint nearly two dozen vehicles daily in Monroe’s Blowtherm Double Downdraft Prep Booth.

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At Monroe’s Collision Center, Inc., with four shops in Ohio, the company has been built around the concept that “family and employees come first.” It’s a mantra that has worked well for Owner Kevin Monroe, General Manager Robert Muck and the 65 collision repair professionals in their crew.

Monroe’s Collision Center, Inc.
Locations:
Portsmouth, OH---(740) 354-5572
Chillicothe, OH---(740) 774-1036
Jackson, OH---(740) 288-1313
www.monroescollision.com

Facebook: @MonroesCollisionInc

 

Company at a Glance...
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 65
Locations: Four
In Business Since: 1994
Combined Production Space: 50,000 square feet

 

 

Another part of the company’s success story includes Blowtherm USA paint booths and mixing rooms in all of its three collision-only locations, with booths in two of them and double-heated prep areas in two.

 

The production at Monroe’s Collision Center, Inc., is impressive, fixing 600 vehicles every month. All within close proximity to each other, their locations are strategically situated, which enables the company to share work to hit their numbers without deviation.

 

Monroe’s Collision has been able to paint 12-15 more vehicles monthly since acquiring its Blowtherm booths, thanks to their amazing capabilities when it comes to curing cars.

 

Blowtherm Monroes PREP Lee Poplin Andy Avery small

Great finishes start in the prep area with the skills of painters Lee Poplin and Andy Avery, at Monroe’s Chillicothe.

 

“These booths are making our lives much easier because their flash-off times are better than I’ve ever seen,” Muck said. “We never require additional air movement and the finished product is consistently top-notch. We have 10 painters and all of them have told us that the Blowtherm USA booths have helped them to do a better job, which is what you always want from any piece of equipment.”

 

With so many vehicles coming through their facilities day after day, there is no margin for error, so precision and reliability are key at Monroe’s Collision Center. “We’re getting outstanding productivity from a premium product,” Monroe said. “In this business, comebacks can cripple you and by using these booths, it’s never a concern.”

 

Monroe has nothing but good things to share about the level of service and follow-through that he has received from his Blowtherm USA distributor, Ron and Carol Baylor of Tri-State Spray Booths. “When it comes to a paint booth, you need someone who is available all the time because you never know what can come along to...


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