Gary Ledoux is a freelance writer with 48 years in the automotive industry. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, Collision Safety Consultants (CSC), based in Belmont, NC, announced the opening of eight new locations.
This month, we’re looking at the Assured Performance Certification Network, representing Ford, Nissan, FCA, Infiniti, Hyundai and Kia (Ford was handled in a previous profile.)
The 1930s ushered in the biggest financial calamity of all time: the Great Depression.
Training: Providing a steady stream of automotive technicians, both mechanical and body, is a challenge today---not unlike the 1920’s.
Post repair inspectors (PRI) are a relatively new part of the industry being “officially” a little over 25 years old and still a niche part of the business.
The John Eagle verdict that occurred back in October, and the $42M judgement for the plaintiffs, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, who were severely injured in an incorrectly repaired Honda Fit, was, no doubt, the biggest collision industry story of the year---if not the decade.
Even before there were cars on the road, a number of people created products, provided services or simply had inauspicious beginnings that, although may have seemed trivial at the time, had a profound and lasting effect on the industry.
Welcome to In Reverse, a new column for Autobody News. Each month, we’ll put time and space in reverse to revisit the people, places and events that brought the collision industry to where it is today.