Survey: More shops participating in OEM certification programs

The chart above shows certifications or recognitions possessed by survey respondents. Ford is the most common, followed by Honda ProFirst. The "Other" category includes a number of programs for smaller manufacturers, including Porsche, Tesla and McLaren.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — September 12, 2017 — It wasn’t too long ago that it seemed the OEMs simply didn’t pay much attention to the collision business. Times have changed. Today numerous car manufacturers have established official programs that certify or recognize particular shops as meeting their repair standards. Some of these programs […]

Mitchell’s latest trends report looks at artificial intelligence tech

Mitchell has released its latest trends report. This edition brings a special focus to the potential impacts of artificial intelligence and augmented reality on collision repair and the broader auto claims economy.

San Diego, California — September 12, 2017 — Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the third quarter of 2017. In this edition, Mitchell executives share insights on how combining artificial intelligence and augmented reality can lead to new opportunities, how “smart” technology is impacting auto claims workflows, and how insurers combine data […]

GFS releases Booth Shield peelable booth protection

According to GFS, Booth Shield is compatible with all types of booths, and provides a bright, clean finish on paint booth surfaces while insuring prime visibility for those working inside the booth.

Osseo, Wisconsin — September 12, 2017 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has released Booth Shield, a complete line of peelable coatings for helping protect paint booth walls, windows, lights and floors. “GFS is excited to offer our customers a fast, easy solution for booth protection and overspray capture,” said Mick Ramis, Business Unit Manager at […]

Letter: Proposed tax changes will hurt repairers

Kelvin Campbell, Owner/Operator of CSN Chapman Auto Body in Halifax, Nova Scotia, believes that the proposed tax changes are an issue that all bodyshop owners should address with their Members of Parliament.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — September 12, 2017 — Ottawa’s fall parliamentary session started September 11, and we’re already seeing signs that recently proposed changes to small business taxes may be the biggest battle on Parliament Hill.    Kelvin Campbell is the Owner/Operator of CSN Chapman Auto Body in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He believes that the […]