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Nancy McInerney repairs a vehicle during one of her courses at TCAT Crossville.

 

As Nancy McInerney approached her fourth and final year in a student teaching program, she realized her passion lay elsewhere.

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Camille Eber, owner of Fix Auto Portland East and Fix Auto Gladstone in Oregon.

 

Camille Eber began working at her parent’s Oregon body shop, Roth & Miller Autobody, in 1986.

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Weaver's Auto Center in Shawnee, Kansas.


When Tony Adams was in high school, he began working at Weaver’s Auto Center, where his dad was a technician.

Monday, 13 February 2017 19:42

Do 3 Things Right With Your Marketing and Thrive

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I had a baseball coach in high school who used to say, “Do three things right!” His theory was that the human brain was adept at handling three things simultaneously, but more than that and it would struggle.

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Jimmy Lefler with Yin Yin Khin and Sophia during his recent and 11th trip to Myanmar.

 

The collision repair industry gives back in a big way, and certain body shops are well-known for their philanthropy and kindness.

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Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA won an Excellence in Community Service Award at SEMA last year from the National Auto Body Council for her outstanding charitable efforts and volunteerism, including mentoring at-risk youth and disabled adults.

By working hard and doing all the right things for the right reasons, Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA is a shining example of how good things happen to good people.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 22:29

Vallejo Body Shop Gives Away its 11th Car

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For the 11th time, Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA presented a completely refurbished vehicle for a deserving family through its participation in the national Selected Benevolence Program.

 

Just like Nigel Tufnel said in the film This is Spinal Tap, "This one goes to 11!"

The value of pre-scanning collision-damaged vehicles was reiterated a number of times by panelists at the recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Palm Springs, CA.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 22:59

The Spira Saves Lives Because It's Encased in Foam

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Lon Ballard of San Diego, CA invented the Spira4u, a three-wheel motorcycle for two people with a plastic and fiberglass chassis encased in foam.

Imagine a vehicle that is completely encased in protective foam, so that when it collides with a pedestrian, cyclist or other vehicle, it bounces off and minimizes impact.

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Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance, said there are many benefits of plastic repair.

 

Faster cycle times, fewer total losses and shorter length of rentals. These are just some of the many benefits of plastic repair that Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance, talked about during a recent Guild 21 webinar.

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