June, 2013 Archives - BodyShop Business
Sterling Autobody Partners with Fundraising Initiative to Benefit Oklahoma-Based School

Pennsylvania middle school donates money to elementary school students affected by May 20 tornado.

The Shop: Mark Cipparone of Rocco’s Collision Centers

Mark Cipparone President and CEO Rocco’s Collision Centers, Philadelphia, Pa. Man, you have a lot of tattoos. Yes, I don’t know how many I have because one seems to bleed into another, but both my arms are tattooed, my entire chest, the top portion of my back and part of my leg. My left arm

From Solvent to Waterborne: No Going Back

Center Square Motors’ painters wouldn’t go back to solvent if given the choice. And that makes owner Chuck Dietch confident he made the right decision.

Beating the Heat: Waterborne in High Humidity

Champion’s Collision Center was skeptical that waterborne would work in humid Houston, Texas. But four years after the switch, they’re ahead of the curve and running smoothly.

Waterborne: A Healthier, Greener Environment

The body shop at Mercedes-Benz Manhattan looks at using waterborne paint as doing their part to help the environment – and improve their employees’ health.

Do You Duplicate OE…Or Not?

Duplicating what the OE factory did during assembly isn’t as simple
as it seems…because not all procedures duplicate the factory build process.

How to Paint More Efficiently

A little known maneuver called the “two step” can help high-volume painters save time and energy.

A Booth of a Different Color

Collision repair education is, in and of itself, a hands-on learning experience. But Kerry Coggins and Matt Pach of the Van Buren Technology Center in Lawrence, Mich., took that concept to the next level, allowing their students to fix up a piece of the school’s equipment — a 19-year-old Garmat spraybooth. Coggins, the school’s collision

We’re in Good Hands

Just because crash-avoidance technology is getting smarter doesn’t mean drivers are.

Driverless Cars and Telematics

Does the Google car scare you? How about telematics devices? These are things that are already here or are coming down the road…and we need to be prepared.

Master Parts for Better Cycle Time

The single biggest impediment to productive collision repair is poor crash parts management.

Join Us for Free Online Workshops!

Optima Automotive and BodyShop Business have teamed up to offer workshops where body shop owners will learn how to manage their websites and social media presences.