Management Success Seminar - Flat Sales vs. Overhead

Short video clip from the How to Increase Your Profits seminar.

SEMA 2013 With Chip Foose

We caught up with Chip Foose at the BASF Refinish booth during SEMA 2013 to ask what role color plays in the desgin process at Foose Design. 

December 2013 ASE Question of the Month

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The use of diesel powerplants for passenger cars and light duty trucks is expected to rise as the OEMs continue their efforts to meet ever-increasingly stringent CAFE requirements. So let’s finish off 2013 with a question related to light duty diesel service!

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SkillsUSA Champions At SEMA 2013

It's the premier competition for collision repair and refinish and each year the champions in each category win a trip to The SEMA Show. We caught up with one, Matthew Meyer, at the SATA booth to talk about life since winning SkillsUSA Gold. He got the surprise of the show when KC Mathieu, Gas Monkey Garage and Discovery Channel's hit show, Fast 'N Loud asked him for an autograph. 

Goliath Carts Unveils New Products at SEMA 2013

Inventory Control? Blueprinting? Contaminate Control?  Goliath Carts has a solution for every area and job within a collision repair facility. From portable estimating carts to locking cabinets for spray guns, keep your shop organized and supplies managed. We dropped by the Goliath Carts booth at SEMA 2013 to talk to Dito Diez about their new line of keyless lockers and total solution options for repair facilities. 

SEMA 2013: Mobsteel Detroit Steel Wheel Company Takes Ford Design Award

Adam Genai, Mobsteel and Detroit Steel Wheel Company talks about their Ford Peoples Choice and Design Award from SEMA 2013. Mobsteel took a 2014 Ford Transit and turned it into the ultimate shop truck as part of a design challenge for Ford's 2013 SEMA Show Booth. They not only took people's choice, but Ford also took the build to the LA AutoShow as a feature vehicle.

Garmat Sharp Shooter Wins SATAjet 4000B and Free Trip To SEMA 2013

Each year we help Garmat welcome the Sharp Shooter contest winners to The SEMA Show. This year was bigger and better, just like everything else at SEMA with two winners. One of the Sharp Shooters joined me and Tony Larimer, DanAm Company as we presented him with his new SATAjet 4000B RP edition. Be sure to enter next year for a chance to join Collision Hub, Garmat and SATA in Las Vegas for SEMA 2014 

Eckert's Rod and Custom Committed to DeBeer Refinish

Last year Eckert's Rod and Custom stormed on to the SEMA stage the Mach 40. Chosen for the Mothers Show Shine, Sony Grand Torismo and Best in show, the SEMA world feel in love with Eckert's. This year they returned with a a rare air cooled Azteca. The car is part 1 of 2 that we will not see until the Detroit AutoRama in 2014. We had to stop and talk about their amazing year since SEMA 2013, the Mach 40 and their plans to make a run for the Ridler. 

Collision Videos

AutoNetTV debuted collision center-specific content for its digital display platforms at the 2013 NACE show. This content is viewed by consumers as they wait for their estimate to be completed or on the collision center’s website and is designed to address the question “What should your potential customer know when you return to discuss their estimate?” See more here:

Jon Kosmoski House of Kolor Founder At SEMA 2013

Then man and the legend showed he's still king of Kustom with his Art Deco 1941 Oldsmobile during SEMA 2013. House of Kolor® was founded in 1956. Jon had rebuilt a '40 Chevy Coupe and took it to the best paint shop in town. After having the car returned to him with a less than satisfactory paint job from the "best" shop in town, Jon knew it could be done better and decided to learn how. Jon quickly became well-known for his skills as a custom painter, however, he was displeased with the problematic nitrocellulose laquers and alkyd enamels of that day, which would sometimes sun-fade or cold-crack.Jon wanted something better and if it wasn't out there out then he would have to invent it. Together with a doctor in polymer chemistry Jon set out to produce custom paints that wouldn't tarnish, crack or sun-fade, even in severe climates or radical temperature changes. In addition, it would withstand the many coats required for a custom job. When Jon's products and skills came together his paint jobs began to win awards, and people began to talk. Word spread and by 1965 House of Kolor® was nationally renowned as the high-caliber paint for customizing vehicles.In 1997 House of Kolor® became part of the Valspar Automotive Coatings Division. Jon continues to play an important role in House of Kolor®. He travels around the world conducting training classes, and continues to share his innovative ideas, helping to keep House of Kolor® on the leading edge of custom automotive coatings.House of Kolor® maintains its integrity and reputation as a leader in the custom coatings industry by using only the finest ingredients in the production of its award-winning paint products. Our unique product line gives custom painters the freedom to use their imaginations to design, invent, and create "one of a kind" custom paint jobs.
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