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Dave Hardester Joins Spanesi Americas, Forms Capital Collision Equipment LLC

Spanesi Americas announced that it is expanding its distribution team to better serve its customers and the collision industry. "We are extremely pleased to announce that Dave Hardester has joined the Spanesi team," said Timothy Morgan, managi...

Caliber Executive Predicts MSO Will Have 1,500 Stores by 2020

In a recent article published by body shop in the UK, David Smith, vice president supply chain/procurement, Caliber Collision, predicted that the MSO will have 1,500 U.S. shops, 20,000 suppliers and revenue in excess of $6 billion by 2020. S...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens New Repair Location in Oklahoma

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the May 20th acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in Sapulpa, Okla., about 15 miles south of Tulsa. The center previously operated as Finishing Touches Auto Body Shop and is located at the intersection of...

Record Number of Software Complaints, Recalls Threaten Trust in Automotive Technology

From aftermarketNews.com Consumer complaints about vehicle software have been growing steadily over the past several years, and 2016 is already on pace with the record-setting level of 2015, according to data collected and released by J.D. Power ...

BodyShop Business on Holiday

We will not be distributing our e-newsletter on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Our normal schedule will resume on Wednesday, June 1st. The staff of BodyShop Business wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday!...

Car-O-Liner Distributor Performance Tools & Equipment Under New Ownership

Car-O-Liner announced Eddie Gutierrez as the new owner and president of Car-O-Liner distributor Performance Tool & Equipment Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M. Gutierrez, who spent 25 years in commercial banking, took over the company from Ben Padilla ...

Service King Contributes $75,000 to Texas Nonprofits

Service King Collision Repair Centers and its Texas-based teammates recently hosted a pair of charity golf tournaments that combined to contribute more than $75,000 between Safe Place of Austin and The Arbor School in Houston. The two tourname...

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces Fall Collision Career Fair Schedule

As a follow up to the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s successful spring high school and college collision career fairs that took place in 10 cities, the organization has announced six additional career fairs during the upcoming fall school ...

Report Finds Ridesharing Drivers Are Safer Than Average American Drivers

Using data provided by Zendrive, a driving analytics vendor, The Aite Group has revealed that ridesharing drivers, based on multiple attributes, drive more safely than average drivers. Aite Group has found that 30 percent of trips taken by ri...

Dent Zone Launches AutoBodyguard Division

Dent Zone Companies announced the creation of AutoBodyguard, Inc., a division offering a complete line of automotive appearance programs and vehicle protection products. The products, which include interior and exterior vehicle protection, als...

Google to Pay People to Test Drive Driverless Cars

The Mirror reported that Google will pay people $20 per hour to be driven around in one of its driverless cars six to eight hours a day, five days a week. The company has put out a job ad for “vehicle safety specialists” in Phoenix. Applic...

AASP/NJ's 12th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing Moved to August

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has announced that they will hold their 12th annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing at the Colonia Country Club in Colonia, N.J., on August 29th. The event, which pays tribute t...

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