Steven E. Schillinger is the president of GRC-Pirk Management, a company that helps body shops to practice sustainable practices. He has witnessed more and more shops that falsely claim that they're green, which is called greenwashing.
I have often seen signs at body shops touting that they are "100% Certified Green" and proudly exclaiming things like "We Use Only Waterborne Paint" or "We Save Energy" or "We Recycle" and in most cases, I don't doubt these claims. But within the last few years, I have heard more and more about shops that aren't truly as green as they claim, yet they aren't afraid to tell the world that they are.
Glenn Kumm, 61, has been working in the collision industry for more than 40 years and by adapting to changes in the market and reinventing himself more than once, he has survived both good and bad times.
Dee Mathews worked her way up from answering phones to becoming the GM at Hampton Body Works in Newton, NJ in just three years by using skills she attained while working in the corporate world for two decades.
Her customers love her and her team respects her, and that's why things run smoothly at Hampton Body Works in Newton, NJ.
In 1997, Georgia shop owner Gene Hamilton suggested that the money industry vendors were spending on large parties at the annual NACE convention could be used to address larger industry issues.
CIC ends parts test-fit demonstrations, feds launch new insurance oversight agency
The “OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit,” hosted in November by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, gave representatives of the automakers an opportunity to weigh in on a variety of topics raised by collision repairers.
After trying out a four-year university and working at a carpet cleaning company, Ryan Mader gave collision repair a shot.
Ryan Mader didn't discover his love for cars and body work until his early 20s.
Brandi Scott began attending Fayetteville Technical Community College in Spring 2016, after finishing active duty.
After finishing active duty, Brandi Scott was looking for a fresh start in Fayetteville, NC.
Santa was a big hit with all of the children whose families received completely refurbished vehicles from Mike's Auto Body, complete with trunk loads of gifts and toys.
When Mike's Auto Body in northern California's East Bay gave away its first car back in 2000, did they ever imagine that it would become one of the largest Benevolence programs of its type run by a single family-operated body shop chain in the country? Without fail, Mike's Auto Body presents completely refurbished vehicles to deserving families and non-profit organizations from throughout the Bay Area, and this year, it marked its 16th straight year of involvement.
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.
A 2013 Ford Focus Titanium went to Air Force Senior Airman Scott Woolridge from Travis Air Force Base and his family as part of their annual Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day, November 11 at the company’s Fairfield location.
Mike’s Auto Body presented a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium to Air Force Senior Airman Scott Woolridge from Travis Air Force Base and his family as part of their annual Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day at the company’s Fairfield location.
As another new year begins, the collision industry can expect more big changes in terms of vehicle technology, repair requirements, judicial and regulatory actions, state and federal legislation, and insurer involvement in the claims process.
Here’s a look at some of what’s in store for the coming 12 months.
A salmon made of parts found in a body shop has received amazing reviews for Gary Miller, a former metal technician who has found a second career with his art.
Body technicians often collect items while on the job, but most of them end up in their home garages where they languish forever. But what if one of them took these objects and used them to create amazing art that received accolades by art lovers and critics nationwide?
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.
Darryl Hollenbeck and his wife Terri with their 1932 Ford High Boy Roadster, which wowed SEMA attendees who visited PPG's booth during all four days of the show.
When a major brand like PPG invites you to be part of its booth at SEMA, it's definitely a big deal and an honor for any automotive painter.