2012 Editions Archives - Page 2 of 9 - BodyShop Business
Bringing a Lion to Life

Geoff McCollom, owner of Dutch Valley Auto Body, turned one man’s trash into a treasured tailgater and traveling billboard for his business.

Shop Profile: Schoonover Bodyworks & Glass

This third-generation shop owner has his own way of doing things…influenced by a grandfather and father who preceded him.

The Perfect Custom Paint Job

The perfect custom paint job depends largely on what kind of vehicle you’re putting that wild or mild job on.

Thumbs Down to Insurers’ ‘Rule of Thumb’

Shops may find themselves in trouble if they allow insurers to use the “rule of thumb” method to reimburse for paint materials – because selling goods at a price below the acquisition cost is typically illegal.

Cops and Shops

Body shops can serve a crucial role in helping the police bring criminals to justice.

2012 NACE Slideshow
Parts Is Parts…Or Is It?

Publisher Scott Shriber encourages collision repair facility owners and managers to do their homework on parts procurement.

See You At SEMA

Editor Jason Stahl looks back on his first experience at the SEMA Show.

Maintenance Tips: Frame Machines

Car-O-Liner, Chief Automotive, CJJ and Wedge Clamp offer step-by-step instructions on caring for your machine.

In the Thick of It

Today’s advanced vehicles use steels of varying thicknesses for safety and lighter weight. A welding test has to reflect this to ensure a technician has the skills to weld these cars’ advanced structures.

A Sure Bet

The SEMA Show is back with a bigger and better Collision Repair & Refinish section and Repairer Driven Education seminars. Odds are you’ll walk away a winner.

Is Google+ a Plus For Your Business?

Contributing Editor Mark Claypool gives an overview of this social media platform and how it can help your business.