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. 22.

Auto Body Consolidation Update: There’s a New Buyer in Town

The good news for shops that want to sell but do not fit a consolidator’s profile is that there is a fresh pool of new buyers.

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ADAS and Social Media

Jason Stahl talks with AirPro Diagnostics’ Josh McFarlin on whether ADAS discussion on social media has been good or bad for the industry.

Watch or listen here.

Lawson Products Acquires Emergent Safety Supply

Emergent Safety Supply is a national distributor of safety products based near Chicago in Batavia, Ill.

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Auto Body Shops: Building a Foundation for the New Year

For the new year, it’s important to conduct a thorough audit of your finances to look for areas of opportunity and things to change.

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Enterprise Reports Length of Rental Continues to Decline

Enterprise is reporting that LOR continues to decline for collision-related rentals, with overall LOR for in Q4 2023 at 17.7 days, a one-day decline from Q4 2022.

Read more here.

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ASE Instructor Conference Set for July 15-18 in Minneapolis

The conference hosts hundreds of high school and college instructors from auto, truck and collision repair programs nationwide.

Automotive, truck and collision repair instructors are encouraged to mark their calendars and register today for the 2024 ASE Instructor Training Conference July 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn.

Presented by the ASE Education Foundation, the ASE Instructor Training Conference is the largest of its kind, hosting hundreds of high school and college instructors from auto, truck and collision repair programs nationwide.

CIF Provides Assistance to Injured Collision Technician

Collision technician Gary Noble of Louisville Collision Center has been out of work for over 15 weeks due to a major car accident.

Classic Collision Licenses Mitchell Cloud Estimating

The multi-site operator’s nearly 300 U.S. facilities can now leverage Mitchell’s technology to support its delivery of proper, safe and efficient collision repairs.

ProColor Collision Welcomes First East Coast Shop

The new location in Greensboro, N.C., is owned and operated by Russ Morgan, who has spent more than 30 years in the collision repair industry.

Tint World Recognized by Inc. Magazine

The company made the list of the Southeast region’s fastest-growing private companies.

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ABPA Opposes Nebraska Anti-Aftermarket Parts Bill

The bill introduces restrictions on alternative parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated.

BodyShop Business Kicks Off 25th Annual Reader’s Choice Contest

Submit a question about some industry-related issue you want an answer to, and if it’s chosen, you could win $75!

WIN to Hold Annual Scholarship Walk at Upcoming Conference

The annual fundraiser supports WIN scholarships that are presented annually to deserving students enrolled in post-secondary collision repair technology programs.

Evercoat Partners with TechForce Foundation to Support Collision Education

The collaboration between Evercoat and TechForce Foundation will provide students with the resources and process knowledge needed to be workforce-ready.