On Oct. 25, leaders from the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) and Elite Sales and Marketing met with eight South Carolina body shop owners and the manager of a local MSO at Carabbas in Columbia, SC, to discuss founding a new association.
On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) held a meeting at Mossy Nissan in Houston, featuring a presentation on the Variable Rate System (VRS) by Sam and Richard Valenzuela of National AutoBody Research (NABR).
Every year, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division makes a major impression at the SEMA Show. This year, it pushed the envelope even more with a busy schedule packed with activities and celebrity appearances.
Giving refurbished vehicles to deserving people is an amazing philanthropy model that is ideal for the collision industry because it involves body shops, local charities and insurance companies as they work together to help others.
On Oct. 24, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) held a board meeting via telephone call.
On Oct. 3 and 4, the Auto Care Association stormed Washington, D.C. for its first Legislative Summit in five years.
Post repair inspectors (PRI) are a relatively new part of the industry being “officially” a little over 25 years old and still a niche part of the business.
The John Eagle verdict that occurred back in October, and the $42M judgement for the plaintiffs, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, who were severely injured in an incorrectly repaired Honda Fit, was, no doubt, the biggest collision industry story of the year---if not the decade.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, ASA-MA/RI brought Las Vegas to Massachusetts when the association previewed the Technology and Telematics Forum 5.0 that was scheduled to be presented at SEMA on Nov. 2.
Even before there were cars on the road, a number of people created products, provided services or simply had inauspicious beginnings that, although may have seemed trivial at the time, had a profound and lasting effect on the industry.
Before working in the collision repair business, Robert Castellano had a different career path—the United States Marine Corps.
On Oct. 24, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) hosted its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Gran Centurions Banquet Hall in Clark, NJ.