OK watched the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony last night... If we had Collision Olympics at NACE, What would some of the events be?Be Creative... you never know what we might just try to pull off…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by joseph kinch Jun 21, 2011.
FinishMaster has donated $60,000 in products to the I CAR Education Foundation which will be distributed to five automotive collision schools.Each of the schools will receive a kit valued at $12,000…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristen R. Felder Dec 29, 2009.
HARTFORD, Conn – Amica Mutual Insurance Co. is proud to have worked with the Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists to provide four rehabilitated vehicles to deserving working families earlier…Continue
Started Nov 25, 2009
We just held the first Webinar for our Future Leaders group and had over 500 people on the call.Our hope was to show the students the various opportunities our industry has and the steps needed to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sauro Mar 14, 2010.
Since early 2011 one of the hottest debates in Collision Repair has been industry and OEM repair standards.
Last summer I-CAR announced a plan during CIC to maintain a centralized database of OEM repair procedures only to announce last month they had changed their mind. It sent our industry back down into a debate on OEM vs. Industry procedures and who will be the guardians of right and wrong.
As I listen to the debates and read the articles I…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:30am
Social Media is not a solution.
Being from Arkansas I think I’ve heard every joke about Hope possible. The problem is that every week I find myself having to remind companies that Hope may be a place to believe in, but it is not a marketing…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:00am
DuPont Performance Coatings as completed the sales of its $4.9 billion sale to The Carlyle Group on Feb. 1.
On Feb. 4 they annouced it’s rebranding as Axalta Coating Systems a "a global supplier of coatings to the transportation and industrial sectors.”
"The new name reflects the company's complete focus on the coatings sector and our commitment to performance excellence," Axalta said on its website, still under development. "While our name has changed, the fundamentals of our…Continue
Posted on February 7, 2013 at 8:00am
I'm writing the start of this blog in the parking lot of our closed family collision repair business. While it’s been over 15 years since the sell of the property, I still find myself here from time to time to gather my thoughts. At the time of the closure I was unsure of the reasons for our “loss”, and too young to take over. As all children do, I idolize my parents for the business they created and the principles on which they ran that business daily. A few years, later we…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:42am — 1 Comment
Choosing the wrong weapon can impact your personal and business visibility in your market.
If you always "compete" with the same weapons as your competition (business) or job applicants (personal) then it's hard to stand out from the crowd.
As you approach 2013 look for areas you can separate from the pack and stand out so you can stand up!
Posted on January 7, 2013 at 10:15am