Consolidator Report

Consolidator Report

Recent news in the MSO and consolidator world.

1Collision Tours I-CAR Technical Center in Chicago

1Collision and I-CAR recently partnered for an education-focused event at I-CAR’s Chicago Technical Center to bring focus to ADAS-equipped vehicles and electric vehicles.

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Classic Collision Expands in Minnesota

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Franchise of Richfield, Minn.

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Crash Champions CEO Named Midwest Entrepreneur of Year

Crash Champions announced that founder and CEO Matt Ebert has been named by Ernst & Young, LLP as a winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Award.

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DealerShop Acquires Jobbers Automotive

The acquisition will expand DealerShop’s national footprint and product offering.

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CARSTAR Hayden Named Best Body Shop in Idaho

CARSTAR Hayden has been named the Best Auto Body Shop in the Panhandle region at the 2023 Idaho’s Best Awards.

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The program combines the company’s estimating and introduction to nitrogen plastic welding courses into a one-day training program.

Polyvance announced it is now offering a new AP-01 Plastic Repair & Estimating Advancement Program that combines the company’s Estimating Plastic Repair and Introduction to Nitrogen Plastic Welding training courses into a one-day training program designed to train shop personnel to recognize more plastic repair opportunities and perform quality repairs.

AASP/MA to Offer Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser Licensing Course

The AASP/MA announced that they will begin offering the course throughout the Commonwealth this fall.

Survey Finds More Body Shops Researching OEM Repair Procedures

The latest “Who Pays for What?” survey indicates that 61% of shops say they’re researching OE procedures on “all” or “most” vehicles.

Classic Collision Expands into Florida Keys

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Cooper’s Paint & Body Shop in Key West, Fla.

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Tint World Expands Texas Footprint with East Houston Location

The National Automotive Styling Centers franchise announced the opening of its 25th store in the state.