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 Jan. 15.

Is Your Auto Body Shop a Hobby … or a Business?

So you want to provide safe and properly repair vehicles to your customers … even at a financial loss?

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GM Recycling Program Giving Headlamps New Life

GM and Llink Technologies have collaborated to eliminate 95% of headlamp waste.

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Classic Collision Expands in Arizona

Classic Collision has acquired Painters Collision Centers in Apache Junction, Chandler and Queen Creek, Ariz.

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Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers Hits 200 Locations

Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers reached the 200-location milestone with their latest addition in Princeton, Texas.

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1Collision Rebrands to CSN Collision

The rebranding positions CSN Collision to tap into its parent company’s global resources and expertise.

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AASP/MA to Offer Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser Licensing Course

The AASP/MA announced that they will begin offering the course throughout the Commonwealth this fall.

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CIECA to Hold Webinar on V2X Technology

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PPG Announces U.S. Tour for PPG MoonWalk

The tour will feature two colorful trucks outfitted with the MoonWalk automated paint mixing system and several other digital technologies for the refinish industry.

Polyvance Announces New Plastic Repair & Estimating Advancement Program

The program combines the company’s estimating and introduction to nitrogen plastic welding courses into a one-day training program.

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