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Keith Manich of the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) said collision repairers tell him on a regular basis that they often hear the word “no” when asking to be paid for required procedures associated with the repair plan, and that they “feel intimidated.”

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

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On Wednesday, Jan.10, Management Success Senior Consultant Jim Saeli presented a webinar on “Secrets to Success: Shop Resolutions that Stick.”

Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information and Collision Mitigation Braking Systems are just a few of the Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) in vehicles today.

As new vehicles are introduced to the market, often equipped with complex technology, the collision industry is challenged with keeping up-to-date with repair procedures.

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When talking about industry training, most collision repairers typically assume such training is technically oriented. 

If there were a Hall of Fame for the inventors of collision repair equipment, there would be a whole wing named after Lavell Chisum, 92, the creator of the Chief EZ Liner. 

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OE Shop Certification Programs: Ford

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with Ford’s Lisa Fournier, Collision Product Manager, and Dean Bruce, Collision Marketing Manager.

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


A new Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committee has been established to consider alternatives to the current method of calculating refinish materials.

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Growing up in Southern California, Kye Yeung always had a passion for cars.

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