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Deano's Collision Enjoys Easy Color Matching With Axalta's Acquire and Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC Paint

Deano's Collision Enjoys Easy Color Matching With Axalta's Acquire and Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC Paint

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019. Color-matching is often one of the most challenging aspects of the repair process due to the multitude of variables impacting the results. “We pride ourselves on colormatching, but it’s…

USI North America Paint Booth Plays Major Role in Shop's Expansion

USI North America Paint Booth Plays Major Role in Shop's Expansion

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published online in October 2018. Peter Sadabseng, former painter and current co-owner of Battle Born Autobody in Carson City, NV, knows that if he wants to expand, he will need to use top…

Lexus Franchise Offers Customers 'AmaZinn' Automotive Experiences With Spanesi Equipment

Lexus Franchise Offers Customers 'AmaZinn' Automotive Experiences With Spanesi Equipment

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Lexus of Pembroke Pines often tells customers that it offers “AmaZINN automotive experiences.”​ Founded in 1999 by Craig Zinn, CEO of the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Lexus of Pembroke Pines…

Spanesi Equipment Helps WV Shop Stay Ahead of the Curve

Spanesi Equipment Helps WV Shop Stay Ahead of the Curve

NOTE: This October SPS profile was originally published in print in September 2018 and online in October 2018.  In the small town of Winfield, WV, Greg Cline Automotive always tries to stay ahead of the curve, especially when it comes…

PPG Enables MSO to Be a Better Business on Many Levels

PPG Enables MSO to Be a Better Business on Many Levels

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. The Shaffer family repairs almost 400 vehicles monthly at Pfeiffer Collision in Grand Rapids, MI and is always striving to become a better business in every facet. With three locations, including a…

Florida Pneumatic's Line of AIRCAT Professional Tools Help Florida Shop Achieve Higher Standard

Florida Pneumatic's Line of AIRCAT Professional Tools Help Florida Shop Achieve Higher Standard

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. When Dave Marafino joined Gerber Collision & Glass in Melbourne, FL, three years ago, he understood the importance of having good tooling in the collision repair facility. He has worked at body shops…

Equipment Gateway Products Work Miracles for NY Three-Shop MSO

Equipment Gateway Products Work Miracles for NY Three-Shop MSO

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Precision Auto Works in Long Island City consists of three facilities: LIC Auto Repair and Maintenance Shop, LIC Collision Body Shop, and Certified Collision of LI. The three shops are stocked with the…

Equalizer Helps Family-Owned Shop Perform Quality Repairs

Equalizer Helps Family-Owned Shop Perform Quality Repairs

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Harlan Huizenga started C&H Body Repair Inc., a family-owned-and-operated shop, in 1974. It is located in Orange City, IA. Aaron Huizenga, Harlan’s son, has been around the shop his whole life,…

Auto Archaeology Uses Dominion Products to Ensure High-Quality Restorations in PA

Auto Archaeology Uses Dominion Products to Ensure High-Quality Restorations in PA

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Guy McFalls has been running the show at Auto Archaeology, a body shop specializing in high-end restorations in Honey Brook, PA, since the summer of 2013. McFalls is not…

Crash Point Systems Developed by Shop Owner in Search of a Better Solution

Crash Point Systems Developed by Shop Owner in Search of a Better Solution

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Justin Forkuo, owner of 290 Auto Body, Inc. in Worcester, MA, created an amazing set of tools that enable estimators and appraisers to take effective photographs faster and easier than ever before.…

CCC UpdatePlus Helps Kentucky Collision Better Connect With Customers

CCC UpdatePlus Helps Kentucky Collision Better Connect With Customers

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Kentucky Collision Centers has prided itself on providing excellent service to customers since it first opened its doors in 1997. Over the past 20 years, the business has grown…

CARSTAR Yorkville Helps Its Numbers With Spies Hecker From Axalta

CARSTAR Yorkville Helps Its Numbers With Spies Hecker From Axalta

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Whenever you talk to CARSTAR operators, you can always guarantee that they will know their important numbers right and left, inside and out, and have them at their fingertips.…

Ron Carter Collision Enjoys Excellent Color Match With Sikkens Autowave and Automatchic Vision

Ron Carter Collision Enjoys Excellent Color Match With Sikkens Autowave and Automatchic Vision

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. The I-CAR Gold-certified Ron Carter Autoland Collision Center in Alvin, TX, employs 27 collision repair professionals who repair around 225 vehicles each month. The emphasis on quality makes them…

Accudraft Booths Offer Enough Space to Repair Ambulances

Accudraft Booths Offer Enough Space to Repair Ambulances

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. Foundation Ambulance is an ambulance repair facility in Fayetteville, GA, that repairs emergency response vehicles. The facility’s ability to refinish ambulances that make their way to the shop is…

7-Shop KS MSO Benefits From Better Material Planning With 3M CRiMP Tool

7-Shop KS MSO Benefits From Better Material Planning With 3M CRiMP Tool

NOTE: This October SPS was originally published online in October 2018. For a seven-shop MSO like Auto Craft Collision Repair, efficient products that improve profitability are vital to its success. A shop without accurate invoicing risks losing a lot of…

Martin's Collision Center Acquires USI America Booth, Now Reaping Benefits

Martin's Collision Center Acquires USI America Booth, Now Reaping Benefits

NOTE: This June SPS profile was originally published in print in June 2018 and online in May 2018. Rich Lendino is the head painter at Martin’s Collision Center in Sanford, FL. The company also owns and operates its sister location,…

Mike's Auto Body in FL Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service With Today's Technology' From Spanesi

Mike's Auto Body in FL Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service With Today's Technology' From Spanesi

NOTE: This June SPS profile was originally published in print in June 2018 and online in May 2018. John Gannon often tells customers that Mike’s Auto Body and Repair offers “old-fashioned service with today’s technology.” Part of that technology includes…

Lexus Franchise Offers 'AmaZinn' Automotive Experiences With Spanesi Equipment

Lexus Franchise Offers 'AmaZinn' Automotive Experiences With Spanesi Equipment

NOTE: This June SPS profile was originally published in print in June 2018 and online in May 2018. Lexus of Pembroke Pines often tells customers that it offers “AmaZINN automotive experiences.” Founded in 1999 by Craig Zinn, CEO of the Craig…

Painter of High-End Cars Works Efficiently With His 23 SATA Guns

Painter of High-End Cars Works Efficiently With His 23 SATA Guns

NOTE: This June SPS profile was originally published in print in June 2018 and online in May 2018. Tony Rivera is the lead painter and paint shop foreman at Fields Collision Center, a high-end shop that repairs some of the…

Loid's Collision Center Finds Incredible Value in Relationship With Robaina Direct

Loid's Collision Center Finds Incredible Value in Relationship With Robaina Direct

NOTE: This June SPS profile was originally published in print in June 2018 and online in May 2018. Chris Loidolt, the owner of Loid’s Collision Center in Albuquerque, NM, first became familiar with Robaina Direct in 2015 when BMW announced its intention…

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