Top 5 Stories of the Week

Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on bodyshopbusiness.com during the week of July 25.

Auto Body Shop Management: Silo or Synergy?

If you had a boardroom of trusted advisors, who would have a seat at the table?

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VIVE Collision Earns First Subaru Certification in Maine

VIVE Collision’s partner shop, Hewitt’s Auto Body, is the first collision repair facility in Maine to become a Subaru Certified Collision Center.

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Classic Collision Boosts Footprint in Two Existing Markets

Classic Collision announced two new locations: the acquisition of Ramsey AutoBody in Lakewood, Colo., and opening of Classic Collision Wasilla in Wasilla, Alaska.

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Dent Fix Introduces New Body Buggy Rack-Saver

The new Body Buggy DF-BB104 makes the difficult task of moving a disabled vehicle simple and safe and frees up your rack in minutes.

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Lincoln Electric Introduces New Weld-PAK 180i MP Welder

Lincoln’s new Weld-Pak 180i MP DV delivers 180 amps in a portable package, for an easy and affordable welding experience.

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Bosch Auto Service Salinas Celebrates Grand Opening

Bosch Auto Service Salinas, formerly Dick Adams Automotive, received a full interior and exterior Bosch Auto Service rebrand, a new ADAS machine and more.

Bosch Automotive Workshop Services LLC recently celebrated the grand opening of its first workshop franchisee in Salinas, Calif.

Bosch Auto Service Salinas opened to the public on May 20, 2024, and offers complete auto repair services. Jim Adams, owner of Bosch Auto Service Salinas — formerly Dick Adams Automotive — is the first owner to join the Bosch Auto Service Franchise.

Axalta Announces Partnership with Solera

Axalta customers will now be able to estimate their CO2 emissions per repair while considering repair methods, paint application process and drying conditions.

CTHS Auto Collision Students Dominate UTI Top Tech Challenge

Auto Collision students at Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School placed in six of the top 10 spots at the recent UTI Top Tech Challenge competition.

PPG to Build New Paint and Coatings Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee

The new plant is part of PPG’s planned $300 million investment in advanced manufacturing in North America to support increased demand for paints and coatings in the automotive industry.

CIF Announces Sherwin-Williams as Repeat Annual Donor

This marks Sherwin-Williams’ third consecutive donation at the Urgent Care tier.

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Florida Maaco Transfers Ownership to Longtime Industry Veterans

Maaco announced that Maaco Longwood in Longwood, Fla., has transferred ownership from Elimu Kajunju to Justin DePasquale and Pete Huber.

AirPro Diagnostics Named Preferred Supplier for Fix Network

AirPro Diagnostics announced it has entered into an agreement with Fix Network to supply its franchisees with diagnostics and ADAS calibrations technologies.

ASE Spring Testing Underway, Deadline June 30

Those who register by June 30 will have 90 days to schedule an appointment to take their selected ASE tests.

Billions and Billions: Private Equity Investments in Collision Repair Surge 

In the last five months, more than $9 billion in capital has been invested into the collision repair industry by private equity firms.