The CPA Search
One of the greatest challenges you face in running your body shop is sustaining a workable system of financial management.
It’s nearly impossible to run a business today without using some sort of computer system. There’s word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and graphical presentations.
Masking a vehicle in preparation for painting typically takes more time than does the actual painting – which means a good masking technique is one of the real secrets of the professional-refinisher’s trade.
Your right arm. How important is it to you? An independent body shop owner recently said he would give his to find one good technician. If people are willing to give up body parts, you know things are bad!
Finders Keepers: Qualified Technicians
With a shortage of qualified technicians plaguing the industry, shop owners are asking, “Where’s the best place to find my next employee?” The answer: in your own back yard.
Bringing Home the Gold: Betty Coon
The first woman to pass the I-CAR Automotive MIG Welding Qualification Exam.
Winona Technical College
Nestled among wooded bluffs surrounding the Mississippi River in Southeastern Minnesota is Red Wing/Winona Technical College. Founded in 1949 as one of the first two technical institutes in the state, the college offers dozens of majors, including autobody
Get Involved: SAE
A new organization called the Service Technician Society (STS) is being formed for people who make their living fixing and maintaining vehicles.
Learning to Learn
If you would say to the typical collision-shop owner or technician, “You can have anything you want to improve shop productivity”, what do you suppose the most common answer would be? Chances are, it would focus on some new technological advance in equipment or tools.
Utah Valley State College
Striving to meet today’s increased demand for qualified technicians, collision-repair instructors at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) in Orem, Utah, are working to bring together students and the industry.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology has one of the oldest automotive programs in the nation, dating back to 1920 when the institution – then a local technical institute – served to educate World War I veterans in servicing automobiles.