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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?

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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.

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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.

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In marketing, it's always a good idea to mix it up and change your approach every once in a while.

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Located in Waipahu, Hawaii, The Tony Group Collision Center was founded more than 30 years ago.

 

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, The Tony Group dealership and collision center were founded by Tony Masamitsu more than 30 years ago.

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Brad Mewes, founder of Supplement, during SEMA 2016

 

During a recent SCRS seminar at SEMA 2016, Brad Mewes began his presentation by asking a room full of body shop owners to think back a decade ago when there were just a handful of consolidators in the industry, such as Caliber.

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Ron Perretta and his wife Paula after receiving the ‘Excellence in Small Business’ award

 

When Ron Perretta started Professionals Auto Body at the age of 19, he set out to do business with the traits that he said were instilled in him from a very young age—values, ethics and morals. 

Many collision repair businesses are worried about getting cars in and out of their production areas and having better cycle time.

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Jack Rozint, Vice President of Sales & Services, Repair for Auto Physical Damage Business Unit, Mitchell International, Inc. and CIC Committee Chair

 

Scanning of vehicles for diagnostic trouble codes as part of the collision repair process continued to be a key topic at meetings held in conjunction with SEMA in Las Vegas in November. A Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committee examining some of the issues the industry needs to address related to scanning, for example, reported in Las Vegas that it continues to identify as many questions as answers.

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Mike Jones, president of Discover Leadership Training, during SEMA 2016.

 

In a large meeting room filled to capacity during the recent SEMA show, Mike Jones asked attendees to “listen with the intent of being influenced.”

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