Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:45

3M Provides Collision Center with Solutions for Dust-Free Sanding

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Shops like CARSTAR Kurt’s Collision Center can reduce dust and improve worker comfort with mobile sanding systems like the Total Automotive Sanding System.


Kurt Mueller has transformed what started in 1980 as a body shop operating out of a two-car garage into a multi-million dollar business, now part of the CARSTAR MSO network.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:22

Family-Focused Giannini’s Auto Body Shop Impressed by Accudraft

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Giannini is impressed by Accudraft’s customer service and their high-quality products.


In any production-based environment, it’s imperative to put emphasis on the finished product, but for Mike Giannini, owner of Giannini’s Auto Body Shop in San Francisco, CA, it’s equally necessary to recognize the end user, the person whose vehicle is being repaired. He stresses to employees, “Treat every vehicle like it’s your own.”

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:04

Arone Auto Body Owner & Painter “Can’t Stop Smiling” Since Switching to Sikkens

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Arone Auto Body is located in Homer City, PA and has been in business for more than 30 years.


Frank Arone has been in the collision repair business for over 20 years and restoring vehicles for about 15. His auto body shop, Arone Auto Body, is located in Homer City, PA.

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Malden Employees who worked on the Recycled Rides vehicle recently donated. In the middle: blue shirt is owner Kevin Kyes. Next to him, Erin Vasselian, Gold Star Wife recipient; Chris Lessard (blazer & jeans), Program Director of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, and owner Bobby Cobb. *Photo credit Paul Hammersley


Today’s Collision first opened in 1987, when Bobby Cobb founded his own shop after years of working in the collision repair industry. In 1989, he was joined by his childhood friend, Kevin Kyes, and over the past 28 years, the partners have collaborated to expand their business into two successful locations in the greater Boston area, Malden and Chelsea, MA.

Friday, 26 May 2017 20:19

CCC Repair Workflow Software Helps Body Shop Manage and Grow Business

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Scott Nash (left) and Sean Snyder from Dabler Auto Body going over the production schedule using CCC Repair Workflow software.


When Mike Brockway and Dennis Dabler purchased Dabler Auto Body in 2015, one of their goals was to streamline operations to maximize profitability. That included purchasing CCC Repair Workflow software for their Salem, OR, business.

Friday, 26 May 2017 20:46

Gold Coast Auto Body Impressed with Speed and Accuracy of Celette Frames

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Celette’s frame machines have helped Gold Coast Auto Body improve speed and accuracy when making alignments.


These days, OEM certification is a common direction for shops to take as they strive to increase profitability and ensure a safe repair with consideration of the many challenges presented by advances in vehicle technology. For Gold Coast Auto Body in Chicago, IL, OEM certification is a way of life.

Monday, 05 June 2017 16:46

Precision Auto Body Has Used Chief Automotive Products Since 1970s

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The front entrance of Precision Auto Body, located in Los Angeles County.


As a female shop owner in a male dominated industry, Audrey Coletta has had to go above and beyond to earn respect and maintain a successful business.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 22:56

Ohio Shop Shines After Switching to DeBeer Refinish

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Co-owners David and Pamela Burt of Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH love the results they get with DeBeer Refinish. 


We always love to hear stories about how a technician gets hired and takes over the shop many years later. This is one of those tales, and the setting is Sabetti Body Shop in Kent, OH, where they have 14 employees and fix roughly 100 cars a month out of a 12,000 square foot facility.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:14

NY Shop Owner is “Sure” to Have a Great Repair Using Dominion Sure Seal

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Jeff Draper from Draper Motorsports & Detail and his son, Brett.


One of the important components of running a successful body shop is having access to dependable products.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 21:24

Shop Finds Lusid Products Offer Quality at Tremendous Savings

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Since switching to Lusid’s GenRock solvent-based line, Perrine has experienced a steady cost savings

When customers arrive at Perrine Auto Group in Cranbury, NJ, they can be assured of receiving an extra level of service while their vehicles are in the body shop.

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