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CARSTAR North America, the continent’s largest MSO network of independently owned collision repair facilities, opened its 500th location in North America. CARSTAR West Chester, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio became the 500th collision shop under the CARSTAR banner,...
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Carubba Collision has acquired and is now operating the former Scavo’s Body Shop in Oneonta, New York.
Carubba Collision’s new acquisition is located at 86 W. Broadway Avenue in Oneonta, NY. The new shop is the former location of Scavo’s Body Shop, which...
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator (MSO) network of independently owned collision repair facilities, hit a huge milestone with its 500th location in North America. CARSTAR West Chester, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, became...
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Carubba Collision has opened a new location in Horseheads, New York.
The new shop, at 131 Philo W. Road, is the former location of the IDM Machine Shop.  The building was vacant until Carubba Collision purchased the facility in September 2016. The new Carubba Collision...
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Warrensburg Collision in Warrensburg, Mo., was recently named a 2016 Fast Track Award winner by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
The award is given out annually and recognizes Missouri’s top fastest growing businesses that show consistent revenue growth over the...
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The story of industry consolidation is generally one of larger companies acquiring smaller companies, especially in the earlier stages of industry consolidation.
I’ve found that some business owners are surprised when big companies buy small companies in their...
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Perhaps more this year than in recent history, Americans seem intent on contemplating what change lies ahead in the coming year. ABRN asked industry participants from a variety of perspectives ­­­– collision repairers, insurers, vendors and consultants...
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The hottest topic in the industry appears to be the ambivalence to conduct a pre- or post-scan and the current position by the OEs. Certainly a case can be made that scans are a necessary procedure on specific vehicles for specific damage. The position that every vehicle...
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If you’ve attended any industry meetings this past year, you know one of the main topics of discussion has been pre- and post-repair scanning of vehicles. An increasing number of high-volume automakers (including GM, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Honda) have...
Successful businesses are great at developing relationships. These relationships exist because each party provides value to the other. In the collision repair business, strong relationships between independent collision centers and dealerships can help boost business for...
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The 10th anniversary annual research report, A 2015 Profile of the Evolving North American Collision Repair Marketplace, is now available from The Romans Group LLC.
The following is an executive overview highlighting our data and findings from the report.
It has been quite...
The BMW Group saves 12,000 tons of CO2 annually during automotive production at its Munich plant by eliminating one step from the paint process. This means that compared to a conventionally coated vehicle, a car coated with the shortened process can drive the first 260...
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Carubba Collision Corp. President, Joe Carubba, presented a $10,000 check to the Food Bank of Western New York at Operation: “Rock Out Hunger”, on November 18 at the Food Bank Trailer located in front of the Eastern Hills Mall in Amherst, NY.
“Rock Out...
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In our last article, we discussed a method to evaluate technician progress towards becoming a journeyman. This article will focus on becoming the employer of choice in the market and then “Feeding Your Eagles” to ensure the journeyman training and certifying...
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While I was at SEMA and AAPEX, I had multiple meetings with investors and private equity groups that are very interested in the automotive aftermarket. These groups have been watching the industry closely in the past number of years, and see a lot of potential. The...
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