Gina Kuzmick, Author at BodyShop Business
PPG Automotive Refinish Hosts Successful Conference in Nashville

PPG Automotive Refinish recently hosted its fall 2014 MVP Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. More than 440 shop owners, distributors, industry guests and PPG reps attended the educational event to learn about the latest practices to better improve their businesses. The three-day long event kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 21 with

Collision Repair & Refinish New Product Showcase to Put Focus on Innovative Technology at SEMA Show

With more than a million square feet of floor space and scores of booths to visit, it’s no doubt that the SEMA Show is a dream come true for those wishing to see the latest and greatest technology. But for companies that are just getting their feet wet in the collision repair industry, the enormous

Several Body Shops Reporting Sales Increase in 2014

Kevin Marvin, body shop manager at Criswell Collision Center in Annapolis, Md., has seen steady growth since opening his shop in 2008 – sales are up by 10 percent from last year. Opening a shop amid the Great Recession sounds like a nearly impossible feat, yet Marvin has managed to maintain and grow his business

Collision Industry Using YouTube to Educate Consumers

Everyone today who’s not hiding under a rock or living in isolation in some remote jungle knows of the exploding popularity of YouTube. It seems more and more people are either watching or posting videos, for entertainment and other purposes. And today, when many people have a computer in their pocket and like to share

NACE/CARS in the Motor City

The 2014 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference is taking place July 30-Aug. 2, and what better place to have it than Detroit?

Battling the Bigs

Four locally owned small MSOs share their thoughts on how they plan to retain their market share should one of the mega consolidators move to their block.

Virginia-Based Body Shop Revamps Local Children’s Shelter Van

Under the banner of his new non-profit, “Quality Cares,” Richard Henegar Jr. fixed up and redesigned a van used to transport children to and from the shelter.

Body Shops Scoring Big Payoff with Pro Hockey Team Affiliations

Brand promotion and ticket giveaways are just some of the benefits collision centers are realizing by partnering with NHL and AHL teams.

Keeping the Faith

Combining deep faith with business savvy, these shop owners have found peace of mind as well as loyal customers.

Collision Industry Professionals Offer Their Take on Aluminum

Shop personnel, SCRS weigh the pros and cons of investing in aluminum repair.

Industry Members and Attorneys Discuss PartsTrader Rollout at NORTHEAST Show

Five-person panel met with showgoers to address questions and concerns about the program’s impact on shops at both the state and national level.

PPG Hosts Successful Conference for Platinum Distributors

Conference took place Feb. 20-23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and saw a record turnout of attendees.