February 1 2013

July 22, 2013
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 MoreSterling 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 MoreAlabama Association Joins SCRSThe newly formed Alabama Automotive Repair Industry Society of Excellence (ALARISE) has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) as an affiliate association. Read MoreSolera Acquires HyperQuestSolera Holdings Inc., a provider of software services for the automobile insurance claims processing industry, has acquired HyperQuest Inc., the company announced Friday. Read MoreQuestion 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?Go to PollFenderBender's February Issue Is LiveFenderBender’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 MoreEach 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 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 nameStrong marketing and brand building has helped Car Struction Collision Center achieve continuous growth In This Month's IssueHow to evaluate DRP contractsBest practices for utilizing OE repair proceduresTop strategies of successful production managersKevin Rains on the importance of referral partnersJon Parker on the benefits of estimator accreditationThe impact of industry standards in the U.K.—and one man’s push to bring them to the U.S. FenderBender Forum   FEATURED DISCUSSION: • What strategy do you think the collision repair industry should adopt regarding development of industry-wide repair standards?Join the discussion ADVERTISEMENT
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