20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (February 1998)
A new Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committee has been established to consider alternatives to the current method of calculating refinish materials.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Management Success hosted a webinar titled “How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Shop,” presented by Jim Saeli, Senior Consultant and Trainer, and Andre Darville, Senior Consultant specializing in social media and digital marketing.
More shops are charging and getting paid for post-repair "health scans" of vehicles than they are pre-repair scans, but both procedures are increasingly being done and being paid for, according to recent “Who Pays for What?” survey findings.
On Monday, Dec. 18, ASA-CO hosted an informative training session for service advisors, owners and managers at the Kenz and Leslie BG Training Center in Wheat Ridge, CO.
Training: Providing a steady stream of automotive technicians, both mechanical and body, is a challenge today---not unlike the 1920’s.
Twenty-two years ago, David Roberts was the Chairman of the Board for Caliber Collision Centers, Inc. when he wrote an article in Autobody News.
Tyler LeJeune and his father, Travis, moved from Lake Charles, LA, to Greater Houston, TX, when Tyler was in sixth grade. Now, the 17-year-old is a senior at Kingwood Park High School, taking collision repair courses.
Prior to opening Exclusive Auto Collision in 2003 in Ramsey, NJ, Tony Lake was an auto damage appraiser for 20 years.
Ten years ago, when a new automobile was introduced to the market, the repair of that vehicle was essentially the same as the previous year’s model.