Top 5 Stories of the Week

Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on during the week of Jan. 17.

It’s 2022 — Is the Sky Falling?

It’s 2022 — are we scared of the challenges that lie ahead?

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Wisconsin Repairers Create Consumer Video on Co-pay

The WCRP created this video due to shops being put in the position of absorbing the cost difference when insurance negotiations fail.

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Service King Funds $30,000 in Grants Through CREF

CREF announced that Service King has donated $30,000 for distribution between three schools’ collision education programs through the Service King Way Grant: In Honor of Mario Malacara.

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Maaco Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Founded in 1972 by Anthony Martino, Maaco began its operations with a pilot location in Wilmington, Del., and in less than five years grew to nearly 200 franchised locations.

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From Paralegal to Three-Store Owner

I didn’t plan on being in the collision repair business, but now with three shops, there’s no looking back.

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SEMA Announces Board of Directors Election Candidates

Voting will take place online between May 9 and May 23 and is open to current SEMA-member companies.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced that the following candidates are vying for a seat on its board of directors:

Chair-Elect (1 open seat)

Myles Kovacs, TIS Industries

Melanie White, Hellwig Products

Distributor/Retailer (1 open seat)

UAF Scholarship Deadline March 31

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation reminds students that this Friday, March 31 is the deadline to submit applications on the Aftermarket Scholarship Central websites.

Car-O-Liner Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Car-O-Liner will mark the occasion with a special commemorative logo and other ways throughout the year.

AkzoNobel Names Ricardo Rosso Pontiac Site Manager

AkzoNobel has named Ricardo Rosso the new site manager for Pontiac Automotive and Specialty Coatings, effective March 1, 2023.

AASP/NJ Applauds Robust Turnout at NORTHEAST Show

Thousands of repairers showed up for education and review of the latest and greatest tools and equipment showcased by over 100 exhibitors from around the country. 

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Maaco Celebrates Women Leaders

On the heels of International Women’s Day and in light of Women’s History Month, Maaco is highlighting a few of the many women who have helped it succeed.

Fix Auto Tujunga Opens in California

Kevin Tarverdyan, owner of Fix Auto Tujunga, joins the auto repair industry with nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry.

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