Ryan Mathews says sales have doubled the past five years since he bought the business from his father.
Kennewick, Wash.—Second-generation shop owner Ryan Mathews has increased use of technology in the five years since he bought Mathews Auto Body from his father.
Fleet Manager Ron Kahler stands before one of the Vactor rigs his staff maintains for sewer and basin work.
Renton, Wash.—With a fleet of 668 vehicles to service and repair, Ron Kahler said his staff are kept busy each workday at the Fleet Maintenance Services Division of the city of Renton’s Public Works Department.
Jake Rodenroth of asTech says technicians recruited from the mechanical industry sometimes miss collision-related nuances of mechanical work in body shops.
With vehicle scanning, electronics trouble-shooting and calibrations of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) becoming an increasing part of collision repair, shops are now facing the challenge of recruiting, training and integrating technicia
David Willett, general manager of Automotive Aftermarket for Intrepid Direct Insurance, said there are a number of insurance policy provisions shop owners and managers must be aware of to be covered in the event of a catastrophe.
Overland Park, Kan.—It’s been a busy year for natural disasters, with wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes ravaging several of the regions served by Parts & People.
Jeff Lovell (left), AMAM, and Dave Burnett, AAM, ASA-NW membership specialist, with Jennifer Filzen prior to her AMI-approved seminar at the ASA-NW retreat.
Suquamish, Wash.—The Clearwater Resort Casino situated on the shores of Agate Passage was the site for the Semi-Annual Retreat & Management Conference of ASA Northwest (ASA-NW) in late June.
For the first time, the analysis included a review of various regions around the country. The oldest light vehicles are found in the West at 12.4 years while the youngest are found in the Northeast at 10.9 years. In addition, the light vehicle fleet is not aging at the same rate across regions. In the West, light vehicles increased 1.5 percent from 2018-2019 while in the Midwest they aged by just 0.4 percent. The state of Montana has the oldest average age with light vehicles averaging 16.6 years.
Southfield, Mich.—The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has risen again this year to 11.8 years, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit.
Before his engineering career, Frank Barnard worked on vehicles such as Lucille Ball’s 1962 Dual Ghia, Eva Braun’s 1938 Mercedes 540K and Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg.
Fremont, Calif.—As a former engineer who worked for several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for many years, General Manager Frank Barnard of Almost Everything Auto Body and Paint in Fremont, Calif., left the crazy world of startups to enter
Ryan Mathews says sales have doubled the past five years since he bought the business from his father.
Fleet Manager Ron Kahler stands before one of the Vactor rigs his staff maintains for sewer and basin work.
Jake Rodenroth of asTech says technicians recruited from the mechanical industry sometimes miss collision-related nuances of mechanical work in body shops.
David Willett, general manager of Automotive Aftermarket for Intrepid Direct Insurance, said there are a number of insurance policy provisions shop owners and managers must be aware of to be covered in the event of a catastrophe.
Jeff Lovell (left), AMAM, and Dave Burnett, AAM, ASA-NW membership specialist, with Jennifer Filzen prior to her AMI-approved seminar at the ASA-NW retreat.
For the first time, the analysis included a review of various regions around the country. The oldest light vehicles are found in the West at 12.4 years while the youngest are found in the Northeast at 10.9 years. In addition, the light vehicle fleet is not aging at the same rate across regions. In the West, light vehicles increased 1.5 percent from 2018-2019 while in the Midwest they aged by just 0.4 percent. The state of Montana has the oldest average age with light vehicles averaging 16.6 years.
Before his engineering career, Frank Barnard worked on vehicles such as Lucille Ball’s 1962 Dual Ghia, Eva Braun’s 1938 Mercedes 540K and Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg.
Ryan Mathews says sales have doubled the past five years since he bought the business from his father.
Kennewick, Wash.—Second-generation shop owner Ryan Mathews has increased use of technology in the five years since he bought Mathews Auto Body from his father.“Every tech now has CCC ONE right in front of them on a large computer screen,” he said. “Every vehicle has a sheet of paper on the window...
Fleet Manager Ron Kahler stands before one of the Vactor rigs his staff maintains for sewer and basin work.
Renton, Wash.—With a fleet of 668 vehicles to service and repair, Ron Kahler said his staff are kept busy each workday at the Fleet Maintenance Services Division of the city of Renton’s Public Works Department.In addition to Kahler, the staff includes seven technicians, two of them certified as an...
Jake Rodenroth of asTech says technicians recruited from the mechanical industry sometimes miss collision-related nuances of mechanical work in body shops.
With vehicle scanning, electronics trouble-shooting and calibrations of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) becoming an increasing part of collision repair, shops are now facing the challenge of recruiting, training and integrating technicians with those skills into their businesses.What...
David Willett, general manager of Automotive Aftermarket for Intrepid Direct Insurance, said there are a number of insurance policy provisions shop owners and managers must be aware of to be covered in the event of a catastrophe.
Overland Park, Kan.—It’s been a busy year for natural disasters, with wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes ravaging several of the regions served by Parts & People.If your business was affected by a catastrophe, hopefully you found you had adequate insurance coverage. But if you...
Jeff Lovell (left), AMAM, and Dave Burnett, AAM, ASA-NW membership specialist, with Jennifer Filzen prior to her AMI-approved seminar at the ASA-NW retreat.
Suquamish, Wash.—The Clearwater Resort Casino situated on the shores of Agate Passage was the site for the Semi-Annual Retreat & Management Conference of ASA Northwest (ASA-NW) in late June.A golf outing at White Horse Golf Course was stage Thursday, followed by a board meeting and evening...
For the first time, the analysis included a review of various regions around the country. The oldest light vehicles are found in the West at 12.4 years while the youngest are found in the Northeast at 10.9 years. In addition, the light vehicle fleet is not aging at the same rate across regions. In the West, light vehicles increased 1.5 percent from 2018-2019 while in the Midwest they aged by just 0.4 percent. The state of Montana has the oldest average age with light vehicles averaging 16.6 years.
Southfield, Mich.—The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has risen again this year to 11.8 years, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit.This acceleration of average age can easily be seen when looking across the last 17 years. From 2002-...
Before his engineering career, Frank Barnard worked on vehicles such as Lucille Ball’s 1962 Dual Ghia, Eva Braun’s 1938 Mercedes 540K and Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg.
Fremont, Calif.—As a former engineer who worked for several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for many years, General Manager Frank Barnard of Almost Everything Auto Body and Paint in Fremont, Calif., left the crazy world of startups to enter collision repair.With an expansive menu of services...
Neal Hollingsworth (left) and Carl Schmidt work with all departments at RANDYS Worldwide to ensure products are well engineered, tested, and properly assembled for global customers.
Everett, Wash.—From humble beginnings in Sacramento, Calif., as Randy’s Ring & Pinion, today the company known as RANDYS Worldwide provides differential gears, axles, driveshafts, transmissions, transfer cases, ring and pinions, and a diversity of related products throughout the North America...
 
 

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