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Tony Lanesky of Anton’s Hot Rod Shop of Cleveland, OH (left) and Valspar Automotive Regional Sales Manager Ken Papich pose in front of this 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA that Lanesky built.


Every November when SEMA rolls around, all of the paint companies step up in a big way to shine for four days and Valspar Automotive surely did exactly that at this year's Show in Las Vegas.

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Steve Osborne, assistant vice president of American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division


Body shops across the country learned during a recent SEMA presentation the importance of always following Honda and Acura recommended repair procedures.


Julia Walker, the Director of Corporate and Venture Philanthropy for Paralyzed Veterans of America with paralyzed veteran Bill Lawson at the PPG booth at the 2016 Show.


To bring awareness and support to its cause and mission, PPG Refinishing invited the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) to be a part of their booth during the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 2-5.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 23:10

Automobile Technology Now and in the Future

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What would happen to the collision repair industry if automobile collisions no longer happened?

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WyoTech's “Shagadelic Van" is a party on four wheels.

To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech unveiled two vehicles that students, graduates and instructors customized at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.


Recycled Rides vehicle recipient Patrick Kelly (center) poses with Ted Rupert, owner of Rupert's Auto Body (right) and one of last year's car recipients, Michael Atkinson, a Navy Corpsman who now works as a metal technician.

Half a dozen deserving individuals and families from Nevada received keys to completely refurbished vehicles by the National Auto Body Council (NABC) at its annual Recycled Rides Luncheon on Nov. 2nd at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.


Barry's Auto Body is located in Staten Island, New York.


Barry Cruipi Sr. established Barry's Auto Body in 1986, repairing vehicles from a three-car garage.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:16

Retro News: November 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

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Industry consultant Dale Delmege in 2001 suggested that insurers could reduce field staff by shifting more responsibility for – and benefit from – both cost-containment and customer retention to shops.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:04

The Simple Rule on Pre-ordering Parts

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There are numerous philosophies in our industry on the subject of pre-ordering parts.


With no previous knowledge of the San Diego market, Patrick O’Neill opened Bodyshop Express a year and a half ago.

When I sat down to talk to Jon Parker, owner of Bodyshop Revolution, he had just returned from a two-week trip that included stops in London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Auckland and Melbourne.

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