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 Aug. 1.

Removing Insurers from the Collision Repair Process

Who is the customer? Is the vehicle owner’s angry uncle the customer? Is the vehicle owner the customer? The insurer? Let’s find out.

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CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage Opens in Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Jeff McKinney, owner of CARSTAR Jeff’s Garage, is a second-generation industry leader.

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CARSTAR Car Crafters Opens in Blue Ridge, Ga.

Jeff Beavers, owner of CARSTAR Car Crafters, began his career in the collision repair industry at the age of 18.

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ABRA Rapid City Hosts Open House Event

After two long years, guests were able to tour a 15,000-square-foot addition, learn more about ABRA, enjoy free food and mingle with others in the community.

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AirPro Diagnostics to Integrate with CCC Diagnostics

Through an integration with AirPro, collision repair users of CCC Diagnostics will soon be able to capture and document AirPro scan and calibration information in their CCC ONE workfiles.

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TechForce Foundation, SkillsUSA Partner to Solve Tech Shortage

The mutually beneficial collaboration will help students garner the skills, education and support needed to successfully develop careers as professional technicians.

TechForce Foundation announced it has entered a strategic collaboration with SkillsUSA to empower the next generation of skilled collision repair, aviation, automotive, diesel and welding technicians and tackle the technician shortage head-on. The mutually beneficial collaboration will help students garner the skills, education and support needed to successfully develop careers as professional technicians.

SEMA Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Stutzman will replace George Afremow, current vice president and chief financial officer, who will retire in June after 12 years with the association.

Car ADAS Announces Opening of New Calibration Center 

Car ADAS Solutions has announced the opening of a new calibration center named ADAS Solutions in Lansing, Mich.

Transtar Announces Agreement for Axalta to Acquire The CoverFlexx Group

Axalta Coating Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transtar Holding Company’s subsidiary The CoverFlexx Group.

SUNY Morrisville Named No. 1 MCAP School in Country

The school’s Mopar Career Automotive Program students were re-crowned champions in the first-ever Mopar Career Automotive Program Bracket Challenge.

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Crash Champions Acquires Bavarian Body Works in Atlanta

The acquisition adds two high-quality collision repair centers located in Marietta and Atlanta, Ga.

Painters Supply and Equipment Acquires AeroCoat Source

AeroCoat distributes high-quality coatings and painting solutions, serving customers across the aviation and military sectors.

AASP/NJ to Host Industry Night

Four industry companies will present info on EVs, OSHA, ADAS calibrations and more.

Auto Color & Equipment Joins Wesco Group

Auto Color & Equipment has been servicing Missouri since 1987.