Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:46

Baker Collision Express Achieves Success with Faith and GYS Welders

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When Larry Baker moved to SC, he first opened a shop in Irmo before expanding to open locations in Lexington and Columbia.


The original Baker Collision was founded in Mansfield, OH, in 1952 by Mervin Baker, who learned the trade from his brother-in-law who had just returned home from World War II.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:01

Father and Son Shop Operators Agree that Lusid Technologies is a Triple Win

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Lead Painter Javier Gonzalez at Brendan’s Collision uses 4-Angle Spectrophotometer to achieve superior color matches.


When you’re in the very competitive market of collision repair, you have to find a way to separate yourself from the other shops down the street.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:12

Matrix® Automotive Finishes MPB Low VOC Compliant Basecoat Serves KY Shop Well

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Bruce Bentley, the owner of Bentley’s Body Shop, uses Matrix®Automotive Finishes MPB Low VOC Compliant Basecoat because it is saving him money without sacrificing quality.


Bruce Bentley is a second-generation shop owner who started working for his father full-time after graduating from high school in 1978.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 20:19

The Matrix Wand is Doing Magical Things for Action CARSTAR Auto Body & Frame

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Tony Perrino, the owner of Action CARSTAR Auto Body and Frame in Euclid, OH, can’t imagine work life without his Matrix Wand.


Some second-generation body shop owners aren’t particularly enamored with the collision industry initially, but over the years they learn to love and embrace the family business and go on to achieve amazing things.

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Portable paint booths from Mobile Environmental Solutions have allowed Waxahachie Autoplex to increase revenue.


As one of four busy dealership shops owned by the same Arkansas corporation, it is important for Waxahachie Autoplex in Waxahachie, TX, to be creative when strategizing ways to increase business and revenue.

Monday, 16 October 2017 22:08

Second-Generation Utah MSO Has Polyvance Welders in All 3 Locations

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The management team at Higgins Body & Paint (from left) consists of shop manager Matt Higgins, owner Gerald Higgins and office manager Jake Higgins.


When operating their shop together, Higgins brothers Matt, 27, and Jacob, 25, are not afraid to adopt new technology that helps them repair cars more efficiently at Higgins Paint & Body, a body shop with three locations in the Salt Lake City, UT, area.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:55

Bill Brown Ford Gives Great Reviews for PPG

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Painter Adam Galindo loves the coverage he gets from PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat.


Located in an old movie theater in Livonia, MI, the Bill Brown Ford Collision Center is expanding its operation to accommodate the 270–290 cars its employees repair every month and maintain its status as the #3 Ford dealer in new unit sales in the country.

Friday, 06 October 2017 18:37

Pro Spot Equipment Allows Mountain View Auto’s Techs More Time to Keep Hands on Repairs

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Mountain View Auto Body has been in business for 60 years, and its 34 employees repair more than 200 vehicles monthly.


With 34 employees repairing an average of 232 vehicles monthly at its two facilities, Mountain View Auto Body in Wayne, NJ, knows it’s important to make the most of its 24,000 square feet of production space, where it also offers mechanical services, towing and storage for non-DRP customers.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 17:52

Deluxe Customs Exceeds Its Discerning Customers’ Expectations with Prospray Finishes

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The crew at Deluxe Customs, led by owner Matt Howard (fourth from left), is well-known for its amazing restorations worldwide.


Matt Howard, owner of Deluxe Customs in Tempe, AZ, has a lengthy waiting list that has him backed up for the next five years.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:19

Ham’s Body Shop Saves 'Thousands in Labor Hours' with Rapid Tac Products

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Owner of Ham's Body Shop, Dave Hamilton, poses in front of the shop’s paint booth with Rapid Tac.


Ham’s Body Shop has been serving Grants Pass, OR, for 51 years.

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