Consolidator Report

Consolidator Report

Consolidation news from the week of Aug. 1.

CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage Opens in Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Jeff McKinney, owner of CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage, is a second-generation industry leader.

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CARSTAR Announces New Owner at Autocrafters CARSTAR Collision

Jimmy Nguyen, the new owner of Autocrafters CARSTAR Collision, has been in the collision repair industry for 21 years.

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CARSTAR Car Crafters Opens in Blue Ridge, Ga.

Jeff Beavers, owner of CARSTAR Car Crafters, began his career in the collision repair industry at the age of 18.

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ABRA Rapid City Hosts Open House Event

After two long years, guests were able to tour a 15,000-square-foot addition, learn more about ABRA, enjoy free food and mingle with others in the community.

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NGK/NTK, Autel Create Diagnostic Webinar Series

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., and Autel U.S. have again joined forces to create diagnostic webinar sessions.

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc., and Autel U.S. have again joined forces to create diagnostic webinar sessions. The sessions, to be initially released through Autel’s live webinar series, were created over three days of recording at NGK’s Technical Center at their U.S. headquarters in Wixom, Mich.

CARSTAR Ranked First Again in Collision by Entrepreneur

CARSTAR has been ranked number one in the collision repair category among the top franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2023 Franchise 500.

Classic Collision Announces Executive Promotions

Classic Collision has announced the promotion of Alexander Brinkman and Cody Johnson to vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

CIECA Announces 2023 Board of Trustees Officers

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association announced that its board of trustees has elected new officers for 2023.

ASE Partners with Michael Lewis for IMSA Racing Series

ASE will sponsor International Motor Sports Association driver Michael Lewis for the 2023 season.

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Crash Champions Hosts First Responders in Branson, Mo.

Crash Champions recently hosted more than 25 local first responders at its Branson, Mo.. repair center as part of an NABC F.R.E.E. event.

ABRA’s Mark Wahlin Announces Retirement

Mark Wahlin, a former ABRA franchisee and most recently ABRA’s vice president of franchise services and operations, has announced his retirement.

CCC ONE Repair Workflow to Integrate with CDK’s Dealer Management System

The CCC-CDK integration offers dealer-owned collision centers a way to seamlessly manage repairs from inception to billing.

Palm Springs First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills

The Palm Springs Fire Department learned new rescue skills on electric vehicles at a recent NABC F.R.E.E. event.