BodyShop Business
Current Issue   October 2014
Can We Sustain?

An AkzoNobel press conference relayed to me that businesses are extracting more from the environment than they're putting back into it. What are you doing to minimize your eco footprint?


It's SEMA Time Again!

From collision-specific educational sessions to shiny new hot rods, the SEMA Show has everything an automotive pro or hobbyist could want.


A Dealership Body Shop Manager's Woes

I have an opinion on why less than 40 percent of new car dealers have a body shop. A couple of illustrative stories might help.


Handy Social Media Guide
Handy Social Media Guide

Check out this useful resource to guide you through the various photo and posting specifications for all the major social media outlets.


Go Get That Work!
Go Get That Work!

Too many of us wait for insurers to bring us work when we should be pounding the pavement. Here are some things I did that brought us more jobs.


Buying Tips: Air Compressors
Buying Tips: Air Compressors

When purchasing an air compressor for your collision repair business, consider these factors.


Tackling Substance Abuse
Tackling Substance Abuse

Addressing substance abuse among your employees first starts with having a policy stated in your employee handbook.


All Roads Lead to SEMA
All Roads Lead to SEMA

It's time to peel out and head for Sin City as the SEMA Show fires up and brings all your friends, business partners and industry titans together for a racin' good time.


Aluminum in the Paint Shop
Aluminum in the Paint Shop

There has been lots of buzz over the F-150 and aluminum, but hardly any talk about what the paint shop needs to know. Although the refinish process will be similar, there are things to consider.


Rivet Bonding Comes Full Blast
Rivet Bonding Comes Full Blast

Now that rivet bonding is in the mainstream with the Ford F-150, it's time for shops to look into training and equipment for this repair process.


Hitting for the Cycle
Hitting for the Cycle

These MSOs now "get" cycle time and have implemented processes and procedures to keep the number competitive.


Forgotten Labor
Forgotten Labor

There are a lot of labor operations we perform and don't charge for... but we, as professionals, should.


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