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All Roads Lead to SEMA

Ah, November. Summer’s long gone, the days are getting shorter by the minute and the holidays are right around the corner. But while most of the country is starting to cool down for winter, things are just beginning to heat up in Vegas. Notorious for being the biggest and arguably the best automotive show in

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes to Host Next EcoLean Workshop at Daytona International Speedway

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced it will hold its next EcoLean Level 2 workshop Oct. 21-22, 2014, in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. The EcoLean Level 2 workshop is an extensive, two-day course that educates shop owners on the connection between environmentally sound business decisions and the reduction of process and environmental

Lean: A Long Way to Go?

One lean expert says the collision industry for the most part remains mired in the traditional, wasteful model of doing business.

Detroit: The Heart of the Auto Industry

The city is back and alive, and cars are at the heart of it. All of us here at BodyShop Business will be there July 28-Aug. 2 for NACE, and we hope you will be too.

VIDEO: BASF’s Advanced Process Solutions

Tom Hoerner, business solutions leader for BASF, discussed the paint manufacturer’s Advanced Process Solutions at the VisionPlus Conference held March 10-11 in Clearwater, Fla.

PPG Hosts Successful Conference for Platinum Distributors

Conference took place Feb. 20-23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and saw a record turnout of attendees.

Going Green

More and more shops are finding there is value to going green, not just because they want to be good stewards of the environment but because there’s actually money in it.

MSO Focus: Load Leveling

Load leveling can have its pros and cons when it comes to trying to boost the efficiency of your multi-shop operation.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

After five months of trying to implement kaizen at a high-production shop, I’m back to the beginning, fighting fires non-stop. What did I do wrong? Read and find out. Part II in a series.

Confessions of a Lean Rookie

Implementing lean/kaizen in a high-production shop produced some major challenges for me.

Life in the Fast Lane

The collision center at Gullo Ford discovered that creating a “fast lane” for minor collision repairs was the key to improving its cycle time.

Schedule to Reduce Cycle Time

Sit back and let me tell you the story of a shop that improved its scheduling processes…and improved its cycle time.