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
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