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2018 Excellence in Material Management award winners announced

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:00
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Awards were announced for auto body repair shops achieving Excellence in Material Management. One shop is chosen from each of the Mike Anderson Axalta Business Council Groups.

Shops must meet high industry standards in order to be considered for these awards, including meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations, minimizing waste and using quality warranted paint materials. Shops are compared with several separate metrics that include measurements demonstrating the minimization of waste and environmental impact, cost control as measured in per RO and per refinish labor unit, and producing quality repairs. Their cumulative percentile ranking in multiple KPIs determined their rank within their peer group.

From left to right: Ray Fratella (Axalta) Randy Pullman (Keri Coach Works) and Mike Anderson (Collision Advice Legacy Group)

These shops were chosen out of the groups who 1) Agreed to have their KPIs compared within their respective group 2) Had their purchases submitted independently 3) Supplied several key sales inputs needed to complete the calculations 4) Lean Material Management Reports compared for at least one year.


  • BC01   European Collision Repair, Sandy Springs, GA.
  • BC02   Keri Coachworks, Westbury, NY.
  • BC04   Paap Auto Body, Matoon, IL.
  • BC08   Northwest Arkansas Collision, Farmington, AR.
  • BC09   Five Star Automotive, Wimbish, GA.
  • BC10    Branning Collision, Freehold, NJ.

And the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Excellence in Material Management is …

Keri Coachworks, Westbury, NY.

2018 marks the fourth year that J. Hunter & Associates has presented these awards.  J. Hunter & Associates is an independent third party company that assists body Auto Body shops and PBE jobbers nationwide in managing material usage and the shop level. More information about J. Hunter & Associates can be found at their web site.

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