2016 Editions Archives - Page 2 of 11 - BodyShop Business
OE Certification: Equipment Manufacturer Perspective

The sophisticated materials and complex technology in today’s vehicles are driving more interest in certified collision repair programs and OEM recognition on the supply side.

Profit Center: Bulletproof Dreams

James Cuffe has dreams of one day seeing hundreds of body shops installing his armoring kits for civilian vehicles.

Hiring: Need Auto Body Technicians to Fill Jobs?

There’s a battle raging in our industry to hire and keep technicians. What is the solution so that every shop has the people they need to operate efficiently and profitably? Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Shop Profile: Mentoring for the Future

Cole’s Collision Center of Albany, N.Y, has been mentoring local auto body students since 2007. And their efforts have been paying off.

Technical: Undercoats

When you think of undercoats, you think of primer and sealer. But what exactly is primer and sealer?

Health & Safety: Six Steps to Creating a Successful Hazard Communication Program

Has everyone in your shop been trained on the hazardous chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis?

Publisher’s Perspective: It’s a Big Challenge, But We Have Help

In all of my travels around the distribution market as well as the collision and mechanical repair spaces, there seems to be no bigger challenge than the lack of skilled workers.

Color Trends with the Pros

When the next Acura NSX ($200K) or the next 3T5 Lexus/Toyota or KAB Nissan/Infiniti colors show up at your door, don’t despair. First, catch it on the damage appraisal, and second, get advice from your paint jobber.

Becoming a Great Leader

Being a leader isn’t about dictating but rather doing things that will make others want to follow you. Here’s how to become a great one.

Doing Good Right

Thinking about giving back as a company this holiday season? Follow these guidelines to choose the right cause and achieve buy-in from employees.

Increasing Sales: The Other Half of Succeeding at Your Shop

You can only cut expenses so much, but the opportunities for increasing sales are limitless.

Technical: Carbon Fiber – More Challenges on the Horizon

Automakers are continually turning to lighter materials to hit government fuel efficiency standards. That’s why we may see more carbon fiber in the future.