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February 1 2013

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Today's Collision Repair News Feb. 1, 2013

Nissan Debuts Advanced Paint Plant

Nissan Motor Co. this week initiated production at a new advanced paint plant in Smyrna, Tenn., which the company said includes a new paint process that will reduce production costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions. Read More

Sterling to Offer Interactive Scholarships through Education Foundation Sterling Auto Body Centers recently made a $25,000 donation through the Collision Repair Education Foundation to offer several interactive scholarships this spring for secondary and post-secondary collision repair students located near Sterling’s repair centers. Read More

Alabama Association Joins SCRS The newly formed Alabama Automotive Repair Industry Society of Excellence (ALARISE) has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) as an affiliate association. Read More

Solera Acquires HyperQuest Solera Holdings Inc., a provider of software services for the automobile insurance claims processing industry, has acquired HyperQuest Inc., the company announced Friday. Read More

Question of the Month: In FenderBender’s February issue, four repairers share how State Farm’s PartsTrader program has impacted their daily operations. Based on your own experiences or analysis, do you think the PartsTrader initiative should continue?
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FenderBender's February Issue Is Live FenderBender’s February issue is now available online. It features several strategies to improve your business, including how to evaluate your shop’s direct repair contracts, best practices for utilizing OEM repair procedures, leadership habits of successful production managers, and much more. In addition, the issue offers firsthand accounts from four shop operators on the impact of State Farm’s PartsTrader program. Check it out. We hope you enjoy the read. Read More

Each day, FenderBender's reporters scour the collision repair industry for the most important and interesting news for collision repairers.

Today's Strategy and Inspiration

Boost Your CSI Scores

Perfection is not impossible, even when it comes to customer satisfaction. A few shops with perfect CSI scores to share 13 tips to do it. Read More

More Features
Evaluating PartsTrader Mistaken Identity Herbert Winslow
A firsthand account from four shop operators on the impact of
State Farm’s PartsTrader program
Golden Valley Auto Body had to find a way to stand apart from its new competitor with a similar name Strong marketing and brand building has helped Car Struction Collision Center achieve continuous growth
In This Month's Issue
How to evaluate DRP contracts
Best practices for utilizing OE repair procedures
Top strategies of successful production managers
Kevin Rains on the importance of referral partners
Jon Parker on the benefits of estimator accreditation
The impact of industry standards in the U.K.—and one man’s push to bring them to the U.S.
FenderBender Forum
What strategy do you think the collision repair industry should adopt regarding development of industry-wide repair standards?
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