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Stacey Phillips

Stacey Phillips photoStacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields.

 

She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

 

When industry veteran Erick Bickett was growing up, he aspired to be an airline pilot like his dad. He realized that a 9-to-5 job wasn’t for him.

When reports were first coming from China in early January regarding the coronavirus, Dave Gunderson, vice president of 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), said the company saw the writing on the wall.

From the time Dean Fisher was very young, he was a car enthusiast.

When the coronavirus restrictions were first put into place, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) recognized the challenges being faced by the industry.

With a significant reduction in vehicle miles traveled since stay-at-home orders went into effect, collision repair shops across the country have felt the impact of fewer accidents.

When the COVID-19 situation was first becoming more prevalent in the U.S., Sherwin-Williams realized the importance of offering educational content to the industry.

Until recently, body shop customers typically brought in relatively clean cars for repair.

With Driven Brands' purchase of Fix Auto USA and Auto Center Auto Body on April 21, the collision repair industry is experiencing another shift in landscape during a time of accelerating consolidations.

Dean Seif, owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision in Corona, CA, was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by the CORONA Chamber of Commerce.

When the news first broke about the pandemic, the leadership team at Certified Collision Group (CCG) recognized the importance of finding ways to support their network of 446 independent body shops.

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