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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.

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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. 

Growing up in Southern California, Kye Yeung always had a passion for cars.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:57

OE Shop Certification Programs: American Honda

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Welcome to the first of what will be a series of articles on one of the hottest topics in the collision industry today: OE shop certification programs. 

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

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:25

Techs of Tomorrow: LA Native Pursues Love of Cars at TX High School

Written by Victoria Antonelli

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. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:55

How to Stand Your Ground on Severity During an Insurance DRP Review

Written by Autobody News Staff

Nearly 20 years ago, Tim Ronak said he was frustrated with the way shops were being judged on KPIs. 

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