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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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
Within the last six years, the insurance industry has continually questioned the authority of the California Department of Insurance to regulate its industry on several fronts.
The Divergent Blade, made by San Francisco–based startup Divergent Microfactories, is a 3D-printed car that has gained national attention after appearing at the LA Auto Show recently.
We all know that 3D printing has arrived, with more and more companies jumping onboard and developing this burgeoning technology.
Steven E. Schillinger is the president of GRC-Pirk Management, a company that helps body shops to practice sustainable practices. He has witnessed more and more shops that falsely claim that they're green, which is called greenwashing.
I have often seen signs at body shops touting that they are "100% Certified Green" and proudly exclaiming things like "We Use Only Waterborne Paint" or "We Save Energy" or "We Recycle" and in most cases, I don't doubt these claims. But within the last few years, I have heard more and more about shops that aren't truly as green as they claim, yet they aren't afraid to tell the world that they are.
Glenn Kumm, 61, has been working in the collision industry for more than 40 years and by adapting to changes in the market and reinventing himself more than once, he has survived both good and bad times.
Dee Mathews worked her way up from answering phones to becoming the GM at Hampton Body Works in Newton, NJ in just three years by using skills she attained while working in the corporate world for two decades.
Her customers love her and her team respects her, and that's why things run smoothly at Hampton Body Works in Newton, NJ.
Santa was a big hit with all of the children whose families received completely refurbished vehicles from Mike's Auto Body, complete with trunk loads of gifts and toys.
When Mike's Auto Body in northern California's East Bay gave away its first car back in 2000, did they ever imagine that it would become one of the largest Benevolence programs of its type run by a single family-operated body shop chain in the country? Without fail, Mike's Auto Body presents completely refurbished vehicles to deserving families and non-profit organizations from throughout the Bay Area, and this year, it marked its 16th straight year of involvement.
A 2013 Ford Focus Titanium went to Air Force Senior Airman Scott Woolridge from Travis Air Force Base and his family as part of their annual Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day, November 11 at the company’s Fairfield location.
Mike’s Auto Body presented a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium to Air Force Senior Airman Scott Woolridge from Travis Air Force Base and his family as part of their annual Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day at the company’s Fairfield location.
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?
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.