The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) introduced its 2017 Most Influential Women (MIW) honorees on March 3.

Algoods Mikes Auto Body
Mike's Auto Body's second in-house graduating class produced four new collision professionals, including Lorenzo Algood, (third from right), whose father Lupe (second from right) is one of the program's instructors.

 

When Lorenzo Algood recently became the second member of his family to graduate from the Mike's Auto Body Metal Tech Training Program, it made the celebration a family affair.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 19:01

Do You Have the Next Great Body Shop Invention?

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Weschler Inventor WeschTools
Brad Weschler, the owner of WeschTools, is the inventor of numerous collision tools, including four currently in development.

 

A body shop owner invents some ingenious software that can make estimators' lives easier.

Finding the right person to hire at your body shop can make a huge difference to the success of your business.

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(From left) Javier Valencia, a campus admissions representative from UTI, with James Lobaton, Alan Aldana and Jorge Grajeda

 

The headquarters at Pro Spot International in Carlsbad, CA, was busier than usual in March when the company hosted a Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) career fair.

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The reception/showroom area has various memorabilia items on display such as vintage gas pumps, air meters, juke boxes, die cast collectible tractors and cars, and neon signs

 

When Warren Storm built his dream body shop in South Dakota in 2009, he bought a canopy from a Casey’s gas station that had closed. 

I CAR Holds Classes Schools 1

Collision repair students across the country will soon have the opportunity to sign up and take I-CAR classes at a technical school or college in their local area.


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There are more than 52 employees at the award-winning collision center


Lexus Toyota Carlsbad Collision Center in greater San Diego recently received the prestigious Lexus, Toyota certified shop of the year award.

Many body shop owners have been seduced by the idea of having a free website while their competitors are dropping major bucks on their sites.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:24

5 Behaviors That Cause DRPs to Underperform

Written by

George Avery State Farm DRP
George Avery, former State Farm executive

Are customers driving the DRP?

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