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Only two years after launching the collision repair program at Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina, program director Paul Gage’s first graduating class will have a 100 percent placement rate—each student choosing between multiple job offers. The school is revolutionizing the method in which upcoming technicians are trained, and through its involvement with the military, has found a unique way to bring more, capable and motivated young people into the industry.Download
Kevin Rains, a FenderBender columnist, Cincinnati shop operator and collision industry consultant, offers a sneak peek into two sessions he’ll be leading at the FenderBender Management Conference Sept. 19–21 near Chicago. Both topics are areas of expertise for Rains, and areas in which he is always striving to improve: social media marketing and leadership. Hear what social media strategies stick for shops today, as well as what makes leaders effective.
A common gripe in the collision industry is that insurance companies are difficult to deal with. Wayne Griffin, a former quality assurance reinspector for Safeco, discusses how he plans to manage DRP relationships as the new director of operations for Walker’s Collision Repair, and how both sides can work together to improve relations overall.Download
Roughly one year after the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 hit the streets, the collision repair industry is still scrambling to become aluminum ready. Aaron Clark, vice president of technical compliance for Assured Performance Network, describes the industry’s status and what shops need to do to prepare for the future of vehicle design.Download
From insurer relations to OEM transparency to workflow management, FenderBender columnist Mike Anderson, owner of CollisionsAdvice.com, discusses a number of key issues plaguing the collision repair industry—and the solutions he thinks should take place in 2016.