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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:11

12 Years Later, CARSTAR Atlantic Owner Says GFS Booth Still “Superior” to Competitors

Written by by Autobody News Staff

GFS Blaisdell October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

The Blaisdell family (l to r): Randy Blaisdell, Angel Blaisdell, Gary Blaisdell, Corey Blaisdell, and Justin Blaisdell

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

CARSTAR Atlantic Collision Center in Lowell, MA, is a family-owned shop that has been in business for 38 years, and a part of the CARSTAR franchise for 28 years.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:46

Baker Collision Express Achieves Success with Faith and GYS Welders

Written by Autobody News Staff

GYS Welding October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

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

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

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

Written by Autobody News Staff

Lusid October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

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

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

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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Matrix October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

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.

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

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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Matrix Wand October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

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

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

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.

MobileEnvtSolutions October 2017 Shop Product Showcase 1

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

 

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. 

 

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.

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