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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…

Autobody News: Joe Hudson's Collision Center Finds Accudraft Products "Second to None"

Autobody News: Joe Hudson's Collision Center Finds Accudraft Products "Second to None"

At Joe Hudson’s Collision Center, the motto is, “Customers come first.”  If you ask any of the company’s 800 employees what sets the business apart from the competition, they will most likely tell you that it’s their dedication to providing…

Autobody News: Heppner's Auto Body Increases Productivity With 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Autobody News: Heppner's Auto Body Increases Productivity With 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System

Since its humble beginnings in 1956, Heppner’s Auto Body in St. Paul, MN, has grown from one location to six.  “The original owner, Elmer, sold Heppner’s to my father-in-law in 1985, who made it into a multi-shop operation (MSO),” said…

Autobody News: Shop Owner Loves the Family of Wizards Products

Autobody News: Shop Owner Loves the Family of Wizards Products

When Neil Bateman was working at a large collision center in 1989, he was visited by a sales rep while who showed him a line of cleaning, buffing and polishing products that immediately impressed him. He bought a few things, but he…

Autobody News: Valspar Refinish Low VOC System – a Delicious Solution for Minnesota Shop

Autobody News: Valspar Refinish Low VOC System – a Delicious Solution for Minnesota Shop

If you mention the name Vescio's in many parts of Minnesota, folks will think that you're talking about Vescio's Originale, an Italian restaurant that first opened back in 1956. Known for its great manicotti and incredible pizzas, the Vescio name…

Autobody News: Mike's Auto Body Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service' With Today's Technology

Autobody News: Mike's Auto Body Offers 'Old-Fashioned Service' With Today's Technology

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 the Spanesi equipment he has added to his growing business over the last two years. The body…

Autobody News: Young Painter is a SATA Veteran With 15 Guns

Autobody News: Young Painter is a SATA Veteran With 15 Guns

Casey Martin is only 23 years old, but he has 11 years of experience painting cars. In that time, he acquired 15 SATA spray guns and, by using other SATA equipment such as the SATA® vision 2000™ Respirator System and…

Autobody News: Robaina Stresses Training and Provides Support for Caliber Collision

Autobody News: Robaina Stresses Training and Provides Support for Caliber Collision

Known for being a company where training and service come first, Robaina Industries Inc. helps collision repairers nationwide use cutting-edge equipment and tools to better repair cars. They know that many shops purchase sophisticated equipment, but without hands-on training and…

Autobody News: Master Painter Says Prospray Makes His Life Easier

Autobody News: Master Painter Says Prospray Makes His Life Easier

If you're at all familiar with the best automotive painters, fabricators and builders in the world right now, you've probably heard of John Wargo, the owner of The Custom Shop in Flanagan, Illinois. With 50 award-winning custom vehicles presented at…

Indiana MSO Ensures Proper Repairs With Pro Spot I5 Welders

Indiana MSO Ensures Proper Repairs With Pro Spot I5 Welders

​​​Nearly 90 years ago, two brothers, Noel and Clem Church, established Church Brothers Collision Repair. Since then, the business has grown to include six locations in Indianapolis, IN. “We have a culture of being a family and that’s the way…

Autobody News: PPG Products & Reps Grow, Adapt With Tasca Collision Center

Autobody News: PPG Products & Reps Grow, Adapt With Tasca Collision Center

​Bob Tasca III comes from a long line of automotive enthusiasts who have been in the collision repair and car dealership business for almost 70 years. Tasca Automotive Group was founded in 1943 by Bob Tasca, Sr. In 1953, Bob…

Autobody News: CCC Repair Workflow Software Helps Body Shop Manage & Grow Business

Autobody News: CCC Repair Workflow Software Helps Body Shop Manage & Grow Business

​​When Mike Brockway and Dennis Dabler purchased Dabler Auto Body in 2015, one of their goals was to streamline operations to maximize profitability. That included purchasing CCC Repair Workflow software for their Salem, OR, business. Not only have they found it to be extremely helpful in…

Autobody News: Today's Collision Makes Customer Service a Priority, Reports Excellent Service From Axalta

Autobody News: Today's Collision Makes Customer Service a Priority, Reports Excellent Service From Axalta

Today’s Collision first opened in 1987, when Bobby Cobb founded his own shop after years of working in the collision repair industry. In 1989, he was joined by his childhood friend, Kevin Kyes, and over the past 28 years, the partners have collaborated to…

Autobody News: Arone Auto Body Owner & Painter 'Can't Stop Smiling' Since Switching to Sikkens

Autobody News: Arone Auto Body Owner & Painter 'Can't Stop Smiling' Since Switching to Sikkens

​​​​​Frank Arone has been in the collision repair business for over 20 years and restoring vehicles for about 15. His auto body shop, Arone Auto Body, is located in Homer City, Pennsylvania. “I’m a very hands-on business owner,” said Arone. “I…

Autobody News: Family-Focused Giannini's Auto Body Shop Impressed by Accudraft

Autobody News: Family-Focused Giannini's Auto Body Shop Impressed by Accudraft

​​​​In any production-based environment, it’s imperative to put emphasis on the finished product, but for Mike Giannini, owner of Giannini’s Auto Body Shop in San Francisco, CA, it’s equally necessary to recognize the end user, the person whose vehicle is being…

Autobody News: 3M Provides Collision Center With Solutions for Dust-Free Sanding

Autobody News: 3M Provides Collision Center With Solutions for Dust-Free Sanding

Kurt Mueller has transformed what started in 1980 as a body shop operating out of a two-car garage into a multi-million dollar business, now part of the CARSTAR MSO network. “We’ve been blessed,” said Mueller. “First year I was in business,…

Learn How to Crush It in the Collision Repair Industry With Newly-Released Book

Learn How to Crush It in the Collision Repair Industry With Newly-Released Book

Discover the six secrets used by America’s greatest body shops in a newly-released book written by Dave Luehr and Stacey Phillips: The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops. Throughout the book, the authors share insightful lessons along with real-world stories…

Axalta Takes a Quantum Leap with New AcquireTM Quantum EFX Spectrophotometer

Axalta Takes a Quantum Leap with New AcquireTM Quantum EFX Spectrophotometer

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, introduces its fifth-generation spectrophotometer, the AcquireTMQuantum EFX, which packs innovative technology into a lighter, faster, and highly accurate unit that is capable of reading metallic, pearl and effect…

Autobody News: Paint Zoo Keeps Chaos Caged With Vibac Fine Line Tape

Autobody News: Paint Zoo Keeps Chaos Caged With Vibac Fine Line Tape

When it comes to painting a vehicle, the devil is always in the details, but precision is most critical for custom painters like Franny Drummond, owner of Paint Zoo, a custom paint shop in Langhorne, PA. "Paint Zoo is unique…

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