Lean: A Long Way to Go?
One lean expert says the collision industry for the most part remains mired in the traditional, wasteful model of doing business.
Detours: It's Good to Be Here
A recent trip across the pond gave our publisher some insight into the European automotive and collision industries.
Switching Paint Brands
Many times, the enticements to switch brands sound like a great deal. But major shop changes (like the quality and brand of paint and the local supplier) require examination to determine the best outcome.
It Ain't the '70s Anymore
As vehicles become more complex, our compensation should be more in line with the times. Here are some common procedures we don't get paid for but should.
Meet Our 2014 Executives of the Year
Tom Griffin, president, Mayfield Collision Centers, won in the Multi-Shop category, while Rachel Minshall, body shop manager, Soerens Ford, took home the Single-Shop honor.
Have You Had Your Fiber?
Many more vehicle manufacturers are planning future composite products. With these changes, considerations on training for these repairs may be in order.