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Managing a collision repair facility today requires an owner to wear many different hats and have a great deal of knowledge, according to Jim Keller, CEO/president of 1Collision Network based in Milwaukee, WI.

 

First, just a quick note to say I appreciate Autobody News offering me an opportunity to share some of my thoughts, opinions and ideas with you here.

In some cases, cars donated by body shops come with vehicle insurance, gas cards or gifts from local retailers. But in Kathleen St. John’s case, it also came with a job.

Courteous, professional and high-quality---these are some of the words Leila Bates said customers have used to describe the work provided at Bates Collision Centers.

 

Depending on what part of the country you're in, most body shops are highly dependent on their insurance partnerships (DRPs).

As a sales and service tech for the past 12 years at Martin Auto Color---a statewide PPG Platinum jobber with 21 locations---Monte Marrott knows that using the right tools is vital to doing a good job when it comes to painting a car or repairing a vehicle.

 

Sixty years ago, John (J.T.) Whaley opened a small body shop in Nashville, TN, which he named Whaley Body Shop.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:00

Oldest Body Shops in America: Keene Auto Body

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If there has ever been a quintessential New England town, it’s Keene, NH.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:18

Vision, Foresight Help Launch This PBE Jobber

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It was the mid-1940s. GIs were home from the war, the U.S. economy was booming and shiny new cars were filling America’s highways---cars that needed gasoline and service work.

20 Years Ago in the Collision Repair Industry (October 1998)

 

Jack Gillis of CAPA perhaps best summed up a demonstration of non-OEM parts at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in October when he said, “Not one of our better days.”

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