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Following months of industry criticism as well as recent strategic announcements from its competitors, CCC Information Services said in late December that it was making significant changes to its new “Secure Share” data exchange requirements scheduled to go into effect in April.

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In the North Bay Area of California, there are two body shop chains that pride themselves on doing as much philanthropy as they possibly can to help those in the cities they serve.  

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:16

Veteran MSO Owner Again Runs for Governor of Maine

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Shawn Moody, owner of Moody’s Collision Centers, announced that he is running for governor of Maine in late November. 

On Dec. 12, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held its 2017 Christmas Party at the Peddler Steak House in Raleigh, NC. 

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In November, Kurt Money of Shotwell's Auto Body in Petaluma, CA, was named the I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year for 2017 for the second time by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. 

If you are an industry member facing an aging workforce or in need of additional entry-level staff, “you need to connect with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in 2018 to participate in one of our scheduled career fairs and/or get involved with local schools,” says Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for CREF. 

Friday, 05 January 2018 18:59

OE Shop Certification Programs: Ford

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with Ford’s Lisa Fournier, Collision Product Manager, and Dean Bruce, Collision Marketing Manager.

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. 

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