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Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
AMERCOAT brand coatings now sold directly by PPG in Mexico PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that it has terminated its licensee agreement with Comex Group in Mexico and that customers in that country can now...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:00am
PPG Industries STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – PPG has introduced a dedicated color tool for the value Refinish user. The Value Color Deck provides a visual alternative for finding the best color for a refinish repair. Consisting of 1,800 large, color chips...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:36am
Great article in FenderBender on efficiency and team building in the paint shop! Mike Hamilton, a painter with efficiency levels between 250 and 300 percent, discusses his processes for maximizing throughput AS TOLD TO ANNA ZECK LEADING BY EXAMPLE:...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:00am
Thanks Fender Bender for the update: Feb. 3, 2014—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) released a schedule for NACE/CARS 2014 conference and exposition on Friday. This year’s event will be held in Detroit at COBO Center from July 30 through Aug...
Posted by Clancy on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 9:20am
Here’s an idea for your shop! Posted by Lance Boldt on November 21, 2013 at 2:30pm View Blog AutoNetTV debuted collision center-specific content for its digital display platforms at the 2013 NACE show. This content is viewed by...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:15am
Is this where we are going??  Enjoy this fun read! Posted by Lance Boldt on December 9, 2013 at 11:21am  View Blog Following on the heels of the recent announcement that it will no longer accept full body sectioning in damaging estimates,...
Posted by Clancy on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:30am
Thanks to  Kristen R. Felder at Collision Hub for this weeks post!  Great stuff on Digital Marketing! Unique is a word that’s thrown around a lot now a days, but I’m not sure it applies to everything that it’s used for. The competition for...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:19am
WE can’t get enough of Jon Parker – great article on market share.  Good information for the independent shop. In the fight for insurer business, every collision repair business model has a shot. BY JON PARKER It’s one of the dilemmas ...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:15pm
As a fan of Malcom Gladwell, I found this Article on LinkedIn in the group postings of Entrepreneurship & Small Business by Alex Banayan, Author (Random House/Crown) and VC Associate (Alsop Louie Partners).   There are some great points in there...
Posted by Clancy on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:05am
We love Jon Parker here at ABE – Shop size doesn’t matter as much as the people and processes you have in place JON PARKER When it comes to the collision repair business, what is the best facility size in which to repair cars? In other words...

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