National Collision

Shop owners say they’ve had success hiring entry-level staff outside industry

Palm Springs, Calif.—If there was a common theme to the comments made by shop owners during a recent panel discussion about entry-level technicians it was this: Start looking for the help you need outside the collision repair industry.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Visit the websites of any dozen collision shops, and chances are that you’ll see at least a couple calling themselves “certified.” But what exactly does that tell us about those shops? Longtime industry consultant and former shop owner Lou DiLisio said any number of certification...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Leawood, Kan.—When the collision industry gathers in Chicago in April, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts will be there to greet them as a sponsor of the inaugural Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, at McCormick Place West. Automechanika Chicago is the tradeshow and training event designed...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
SCRS presentation offers rundown of innovative — and sometimes overlooked — new products Palm Springs, Calif.—At the SEMA Show, capital equipment including frame equipment and spray booths tend to dominate the landscape. Often overlooked in their shadow, though, are a number of...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
GNRS Roadster Hall of Fame inducts Alloway during the show Strongsville, Ohio—A Bobby Alloway-built car won the 2015 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the recent Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) in January at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The 1933 roadster,...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR announced it has teamed with American Honda to exclusively deliver Honda-developed online training to the U.S. market via I-CAR.com, providing accessibility across the collision repair industry. “We are excited to be American Honda’s partner for...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR announced the launch of the “Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Disable Search” on the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal as part of its continuous effort to build a robust, centralized hub of valuable industry information to give collision...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR reported that a series of programs it initiated and expanded during 2014 have attracted record-level attention and success from the collision repair industry. The not-for-profit organization, which delivers education and solutions to the collision repair inter-...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Prosser, Wash.—Since 2008, as many as 28 million vehicles have been recalled to repair concerns on vehicles equipped with airbags whose propellant has potentially destabilized over time and could lead to abnormal deployment. Collision repairers with questions about whether vehicles are...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
New York—Lightweight metals leader Alcoa unveiled MicromillTM, which will enable the next generation of automotive aluminum products. The Alcoa-patented Micromill process changes the microstructure of the metal, allowing the production of an aluminum alloy for automotive applications that has...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Tracking of repair process to help improve shop production and customer satisfaction San Diego—Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the property and casualty claims and collision repair industries, introduced its enhanced Vehicle Location feature that...
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