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. 22.

23 Mile Collision: The Young and the Restless

22-year-old Daniel Sumner has big dreams for his dad’s shop.

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California Autobody Association to Hold Meeting on Labor Rates

The California Autobody Association will be holding a meeting on labor rates and what you can do about them on Sept. 20, 2022 at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif.

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ASE Instructor Training Conference Tackles 2 Percent Solution

The keynote panel discussion, titled “The 2 Percent Solution”, focused on some of the challenges that females face in school and in the workplace.

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Drywall Pro’s Tape Dispenser Invention a Hit with Auto Painters

Drywall contractor Shadrach Gibson came up with an ingenious invention to save labor on his job and is now finding that auto refinish technicians are interested in his new tool too.

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Classic Collision Opens 30th location in Sunshine State

Classic Collision announced it has acquired East Coast Collision in Boynton Beach, Fla.

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Matthew’s Auto Supplies Invites AASP/NJ Members to Free Training Event

AASP/NJ President Ken Miller Benjamin Stephens will present “Negotiation Tactics for Today’s Collision Repair Environment” and “Documentation for Stronger Negotiations.”

The Alliance of Auto Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) announced that Matthew’s Auto Supplies of Washington, N.J., is inviting AASP/NJ members to their free training event Wednesday, June 26 from 6-9 p.m. at the Indasa Training Center in Fairfield, N.J.

The event will feature AASP/NJ President Ken Miller and Matthew’s Auto Supplies’ Benjamin Stephens, who will be teaming up to present “Negotiation Tactics for Today’s Collision Repair Environment” and “Documentation for Stronger Negotiations."

ASE President Addresses Industry on Accreditation Process

Dave Johnson emphasizes that automotive program accreditation ensures that students are taught the important skills that employers are looking for when hiring entry-level automotive service professionals.

California Governor Passes on Zero-Emission Aftermarket Conversion Project

Senate Bill 301 aimed at incentivizing the conversion of gas and diesel-powered cars into zero-emission vehicles was vetoed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Industry Support for SEMA Show Reaches Five-Year High in 2024 

More than 2,400 brands will exhibit at the 2024 SEMA Show, including hundreds of new companies revealing their products and services. 

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NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Atlanta Veteran

The NABC, GEICO and Gerber Collision & Glass recently donated a refurbished 2019 Jeep Compass to U.S. Army veteran Nikkitris Jones.

CARSTAR Yorkville Father-Son Business Celebrates 30 Years

Founder Dean Fisher passed ownership to son Justin nearly a decade ago.

Classic Collision Expands Again in Virginia

Classic Collision has announced the acquisition of Pro-Tech Collision Center in Fredericksburg and Stafford, Va.

NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Needy Milwaukee Man

The NABC, GEICO and Crash Champions West Bend recently donated a refurbished 2019 Buick Envision to a West Bend, Wis. resident.