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Autobody News: Spanesi "360-Degree Concept" Enables Texas Shop to Provide Quality Service With Top-of-the-Line Products

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print and online in September 2017.  In northeast Texas, Brandon Dodd and his wife, Mandy, pride themselves on operating their Gilmer collision repair shop with trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to…

Autobody News: Painter Names His 38 SATA Guns and Uses Them With Amazing Results

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. Travis Harris of Braggs Body Shop in Charlottesville, VA, is only 34 years old, but has been painting cars since the…

Autobody News: Ham's Body Shop Saves 'Thousands in Labor Hours' With Rapid Tac Products

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. Ham’s Body Shop has been serving Grants Pass, Oregon, for 51 years. “We are the longest running family-owned-and-operated body shop in…

Autobody News: Pro Spot Equipment Allows Mountain View Auto's Techs More Time to Keep Hands on Repairs

Autobody News: Pro Spot Equipment Allows Mountain View Auto's Techs More Time to Keep Hands on Repairs

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  With 34 employees repairing an average of 232 vehicles monthly at its two facilities, Mountain View Auto Body in Wayne, NJ,…

Autobody News: Bill Brown Ford Gives Great Reviews for PPG

Autobody News: Bill Brown Ford Gives Great Reviews for PPG

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  Located in an old movie theater in Livonia, Michigan, the Bill Brown Ford Collision Center is expanding its operation to accommodate…

Autobody News: Second-Generation Utah MSO Has Polyvance Welders in All 3 Locations

Autobody News: Second-Generation Utah MSO Has Polyvance Welders in All 3 Locations

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  When operating their shop together, Higgins brothers Matt, 27, and Jacob, 25, are not afraid to adopt new technology that helps…

Autobody News: Waxahachie Autoplex Increases Business and Revenue With Mobile Environmental Solutions' Portable Paint Booths

Autobody News: Waxahachie Autoplex Increases Business and Revenue With Mobile Environmental Solutions' Portable Paint Booths

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. As one of four busy dealership shops owned by the same Arkansas corporation, it is important for Waxahachie Autoplex in Waxahachie,…

Autobody News: Baker Collision Express Achieves Success With Faith and GYS Welders

Autobody News: Baker Collision Express Achieves Success With Faith and GYS Welders

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  The original Baker Collision was founded in Mansfield, OH, in 1952 by Mervin Baker, who learned the trade from his brother-in-law…

Autobody News: 12 Years Later, CARSTAR Atlantic Owner Says GFS Booth Still "Superior" to Competitors

Autobody News: 12 Years Later, CARSTAR Atlantic Owner Says GFS Booth Still "Superior" to Competitors

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  CARSTAR Atlantic Collision Center in Lowell, MA, is a family-owned shop that has been in business for 38 years, and a…

Autobody News: Gustafson Brothers Inc. Finds an Equalizer Tool That Fits Every Situation

Autobody News: Gustafson Brothers Inc. Finds an Equalizer Tool That Fits Every Situation

 NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  Gustafson Brothers Inc. in Huntington Beach, CA, is truly a one-stop shop for automotive customers. The 12,500-square-foot collision repair facility opened…

Autobody News: Award-Winning Shop Depends on Dominion Sure Seal Products for First-Class Results

Autobody News: Award-Winning Shop Depends on Dominion Sure Seal Products for First-Class Results

Repairing and restoring vehicles is more than just a 9 to 5 job for Guillermo Osorio, owner of Classic Vision Restoration in Burbank, CA — it’s his passion. During a typical day at the shop, Guillermo and his son, Brian,…

Autobody News: Florida Collision Facility Relies on DeBeer® Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series

Autobody News: Florida Collision Facility Relies on DeBeer® Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  The son of a Cuban refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1968 to escape communism and offer his family…

Autobody News: Shop Owner Invests in Chief Equipment With an Eye on Expansion

Autobody News: Shop Owner Invests in Chief Equipment With an Eye on Expansion

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. To say that Edward Peña, owner of North Texas Collision Center, is driven to be one of the best operators in the state…

Autobody News: Automark Collision Relies Exclusively on Celette Sevenne Frame Benches

Autobody News: Automark Collision Relies Exclusively on Celette Sevenne Frame Benches

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  When a shop is affiliated with a dealership, repairing vehicles to OEM specifications assumes a heightened level of importance. Automark Collision…

Autobody News: CCC ONE Lobby Helps Successful MSO in Capital Region Streamline Customer Service Process

Autobody News: CCC ONE Lobby Helps Successful MSO in Capital Region Streamline Customer Service Process

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017. H&V Collision Center was founded in Troy, New York, in 1973 by Vartan Jerian Sr. as a two-man shop on one…

Autobody News: PA's Glass & Sons Collision Finds Similar Values, High Service Level With BASF Paint Line

Autobody News: PA's Glass & Sons Collision Finds Similar Values, High Service Level With BASF Paint Line

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2017, and published online in October 2017.  Family values and customer service are the cornerstones upon which Glass & Sons Collision in Reading, PA, has built its reputation…

Autobody News: Lefler's Collision & Repair Center Shines With Axalta

Autobody News: Lefler's Collision & Repair Center Shines With Axalta

Jimmy Lefler is a third-generation body shop owner who knows his production and sales numbers like the back of his hand. That is why he’s delighted to be using Spies Hecker® Permahyd® Hi-TEC waterborne basecoat by Axalta, a product that he…

Autobody News: Service King Sees Major Value in Its Honda ProFirst Certifications

Autobody News: Service King Sees Major Value in Its Honda ProFirst Certifications

​​​In an age where OEM certifications are more important than ever, collision repairers all over the country are clamoring to join programs that can elevate their status and help them produce best-in-class repairs. If you want to see what is…

Autobody News: Barry's Paint Shop Stays on Top of OE Certification Requirements With ALLDATA

Autobody News: Barry's Paint Shop Stays on Top of OE Certification Requirements With ALLDATA

​​​​Barry’s Paint Shop has been in business since December 1975, and has remained at its current location in Ephrata, PA, since 1981. In August 2016, owner and CEO Barry Burkholder, whose son and son-in-law also help out with the family-owned…

Autobody News: North Texas 2-Shop MSO Loves Color Matching, Coverage and Support From AkzoNobel

Autobody News: North Texas 2-Shop MSO Loves Color Matching, Coverage and Support From AkzoNobel

​​​​Pro Care Collision is a family-owned-and-operated business that was founded 16 years ago by owners Kevin and Laura Pyle, and currently has two locations open in the Northern Dallas area. Involved in the automobile industry in some capacity his entire…

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