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Stacey Phillips

IMG 1006 copy Stacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields. She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

During a recent Guild 21 podcast sponsored by VeriFacts, Bryan Robaina asked attendees if it’s best to replace parts with new ones during a repair to maintain the vehicle’s OEM / Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status. 

According to surveys conducted by Phoenix Solutions Group (PSG), close to 80 percent of body shop customers choose a collision repair facility that they feel has their best interests at heart.

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

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Red Hill Collision Center in Costa Mesa, CA

 

You’ve filled your collision center with the latest in equipment and technology, trained your techs and ensured your shop is up-to-date with safety guidelines. What else can you do to establish a reputation for having a professional facility?

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Greg Marion.

 

Industry veteran Greg Marion said he has found the missing link to solve an age-old industry challenge: how to efficiently evaluate and realign damaged vehicle body and frame structures.

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Jay Perry, owner of Ally Business Coaching and co-author of Success Manifesto

 

Most body shops would agree that excellent leadership is critical to running a successful business.

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Mike Anderson, president of Collision Advice

 

One of the hot topics in the collision repair industry over the past several years is the importance of conducting a pre- and post-repair scan.

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Jordan Wincek, the lead painter at Nagy’s Green location in Akron, Ohio

 

Based in Ohio, Nagy's Collision Centers is an award-winning family-owned collision repair facility.

Finding the right person to hire at your body shop can make a huge difference to the success of your business.

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(From left) Javier Valencia, a campus admissions representative from UTI, with James Lobaton, Alan Aldana and Jorge Grajeda

 

The headquarters at Pro Spot International in Carlsbad, CA, was busier than usual in March when the company hosted a Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) career fair.

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