Following the huge success of the inaugural Midwest Collision Repair Trade Show last year, the associations hosting the show are doubling the size of the event for 2023.
The anticipated number of participants was met and surpassed, booth space was sold out and available sponsorships were also fully sold.
The auto body associations of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa have joined forces to create and host the Midwest Collision Repair Trade Show and Conference.
The 9th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show will be held Sept. 30-Oct 2 at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.
Matthew McDonnell admits that he once was one of those shop owners who would hear some great ideas at a conference and think to himself, “Yeah, that’s not going to work at my place.” But a four-step process changed his mind.
Matthew McDonnell, owner of Big Sky Collision Network in Montana, has come to an important realization: “Body men suck at mirror-matching.”
In the collision repair business, few key performance indicators (KPIs) are as important as CSI scores – especially for shops that rely heavily on DRP work.
Weld quality, repair procedures and liability were among the pressing concerns mentioned by a panel at the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show.
Boasting more lines of software code than a jumbo jet, modern vehicles are more complex than ever. But collision repair – when you boil it down to its essential elements – is a “super simple process,” according to one expert.
During a Feb. 17 presentation at the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show in Altoona, Iowa, Tracy explained that he wants to represent body shops in individual lawsuits against insurance companies for short-pay grievances, not class-actions.
When Dallas attorney Todd Tracy filed a lawsuit against Honda on behalf of Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, he said to himself, “This is the greatest manufacturing-defect case I’ve ever seen.”
The event, which will feature educational sessions on OE certification, OE repair recommendations, blueprinting repairs and more, will take place Feb. 3-4 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.