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The nomination deadline is quickly approaching for the Women Industry Network’s prestigious Most Influential Women Award(s). 

CARSTAR North America announced that longtime CARSTAR franchise partner Jeff Labanovich has joined the corporate team as Associate Vice President of Operations for CARSTAR Canada.

If you are an industry member facing an aging workforce or in need of additional entry-level staff, “you need to connect with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in 2018 to participate in one of our scheduled career fairs and/or get involved with local schools,” says Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for CREF. 

A small but growing percentage of shops report being paid an administrative fee for researching OEM information, according to the most-recently released data from the “Who Pays for What?” surveys conducted by Collision Advice and CRASH Network.

Monday, 08 January 2018 19:18

3 Varying Assessments of Wholesale Car Price Changes

Written by Nick Zulovich, Auto Remarketing

As 2017 wound down, J.D. Power Valuation Services, KAR Auction Services and RVI Group all shared their wholesale price analysis for what happened in November.

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), both communities of the Auto Care Association, are now offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the Auto Care Association and various aspects of the auto care industry work through participation in the Next Step program. 

Skill-Loan LLC, a San Carlos-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company, announced the availability of Mechanics & Body Shops Market Place V2.0 with a Premium Membership service for auto repair and body shops looking for full-time employees and a service for auto technicians looking to supplement their incomes with temporary or part-time work

Friday, 05 January 2018 21:11

Maaco Recognizes Top-Performing Franchisees

Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized more than 60 franchisees during this year’s convention in Paradise Island, Bahamas, held late fall 2017.  

Friday, 05 January 2018 19:33

Elon Musk Promises Tesla Pickup Truck in Tweet

Written by Ethan Baron, The Mercury News

Even as Tesla struggles to deliver its entry-level Model 3 sedan to consumers amid plans to produce a compact SUV, an electric semi and a new Roadster, CEO Elon Musk is adding yet another vehicle to the company’s promised lineup.

Friday, 05 January 2018 17:46

Auto World Goes 'Back to the Future' With VW Microbus Design

Written by Daron Gifford, Automotive News

Many baby boomers felt a flashback in August when Volkswagen announced plans to start building a '60s-style microbus, called the I.D. Buzz, for delivery in 2022.

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