On August 30, 180BIZ’s Rick White taught a one-hour webinar on “The ABCs of Employee Retention,” during which 25 collision repair industry professionals learned some helpful tips on retaining good employees. 

David Habu, 55, is the owner of Panel Craft, a 30-year-old shop in Berkeley, CA. 

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This summer, CCC Information Services defended the dramatic changes that the shift to CCC’s “Secure Share” system will bring to the industry, calling it necessary for data security, a step forward for the industry, and reasonably priced.

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Ten of the world’s top painters from Australia, Germany, Canada and the USA displayed their unique automotive artwork at the inaugural 3M PPS World Cup at the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, August 19 in Detroit, MI.

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Connie Manjavinos, 25, started her career as a detailer at a CarMax in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA, seven years ago. 

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On August 28, ASA-CO hosted an educational seminar on “Extreme Communication” with Maylan Newton of ESI, located at Kenz & Leslie BG Training Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. 

On August 23, ASE’s Western States Consultant, Walt Commans, taught a free workshop on ASE test taking for members of ASA Northwest’s Vancouver/Portland Chapter for the second consecutive year. 

Following the departure of Jose Costa as president of Driven Brands Paint & Collision Group in August, employees and industry professionals have been awaiting the news of his successor. 

20 Years ago in the Collision Repair Industry (October 1997)

 

In a meeting with the Automotive Service Association (ASA) earlier this year, Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Executive Director Jack Gillis outlined CAPA’s new standards and additional testing that will help ensure the quality of CAPA-certified crash parts. Gillis reviewed the plans with ASA in response to ASA’s dissatisfaction with CAPA’s performance.

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ASA Northwest held its 24th Annual Golf Tournament at the Eagles Pride Golf Course on August 9, attended by more than 130 golfers and sponsors.

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