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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. 

 

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Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance, said there are many benefits of plastic repair.

 

Faster cycle times, fewer total losses and shorter length of rentals. These are just some of the many benefits of plastic repair that Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance, talked about during a recent Guild 21 webinar.

As a second-generation body shop owner, Tom Tracy of Tracy’s Collision Center said he always dreamed about being a businessman.

With the growing need for skilled technicians across the nation, body shops are looking at new ways to hire employees.

Last November, a 2011 Toyota Camry was brought into Coach Works Auto Body for a post-repair inspection.

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Dan Stander, operations manager of Fix Auto Highlands Ranch and president of ASA Colorado’s collision division


When it comes to the power of peer groups, Dan Stander of Fix Auto Highlands Ranch in Littleton, CO, is certainly a great resource on the subject.

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Tom & Ed’s Auto Body has six locations in Indiana. Owner Tom Tylka and his wife Debbie are pictured.


Tom and Ed’s Autobody was established in 1983 in a 2,000-square-foot space in Schererville, Indiana.

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Located in Waipahu, Hawaii, The Tony Group Collision Center was founded more than 30 years ago.

 

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, The Tony Group dealership and collision center were founded by Tony Masamitsu more than 30 years ago.

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Brad Mewes, founder of Supplement, during SEMA 2016

 

During a recent SCRS seminar at SEMA 2016, Brad Mewes began his presentation by asking a room full of body shop owners to think back a decade ago when there were just a handful of consolidators in the industry, such as Caliber.

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Ron Perretta and his wife Paula after receiving the ‘Excellence in Small Business’ award

 

When Ron Perretta started Professionals Auto Body at the age of 19, he set out to do business with the traits that he said were instilled in him from a very young age—values, ethics and morals. 

Many collision repair businesses are worried about getting cars in and out of their production areas and having better cycle time.

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