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CCC revises P-pages; sectioning, refinishing, roof guidance among refinements

CCC last month significantly updated its Motor Guide to Estimating P-pages, adding much new information but deleting some passages as well. Changes are denoted with a star next to the section icon, and new text [...]

2019-12-03T17:08:11-05:00December 3rd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

State groups: Central Mass. I-CAR helps vo-tech; AASP-NJ backs job fair; ABAT merges with HABA, has hit show

State collision trade groups’ initiatives and successes are a great source of ideas for not just their area’s collision centers but also shops and fellow associations nationwide. Here’s a few recent announcements you might have [...]

2019-12-03T07:11:06-05:00December 3rd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

Gerber parent company on OEM certification, intake centers, ‘-field’ expansion

The majority of the Boyd Group’s work isn’t sourced through the company’s OEM certifications, but the company sees such efforts as positioning it in the right place when “the influence may shift,” Chief Operating Officer [...]

2019-12-02T19:22:17-05:00December 2nd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CCC explains why certain items not ‘Optional OEM,’ says blemished parts don’t fit any of its …

OEM: “OEM parts are manufactured by or for the vehicle's Original ... to work under a proposal by Society of Collision Repair Specialists Executive ...

2019-12-02T18:02:17-05:00December 2nd, 2019|SCRS News Feed|

Boyd: No major new spending planned over tech shortage; insurers understand higher rates for higher wages

Boyd Group CEO Brock Bulbuck said last month insurers tend to accommodate the technician-seeking company’s need to raise rates for wage inflation. The Gerber Collision parent company told analysts Nov. 13 that the technician shortage [...]

2019-12-02T17:37:39-05:00December 2nd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CCC issues list of parts definitions for suppliers, offers shops choice of what to call ‘Optional OEM’

CCC has taken a stand on what to call “Opt-OE” and other categories of components, issuing six parts definitions and binding suppliers to adhere to them. CCC Vice President of Market Solutions Mark Fincher said [...]

2019-12-02T15:09:03-05:00December 2nd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CCC explains why certain items not ‘Optional OEM,’ says blemished parts don’t fit any of its categories

CCC has instructed suppliers not to classify blemished parts as any of the other six parts types permitted in its system, including “Optional OEM.” They just don’t fit any of the categories, and placing them [...]

2019-12-02T15:08:31-05:00December 2nd, 2019|RDN News Feed|

‘We gotta get back to the basics’: Auto body repair weld quality could be issue in industry

A welding panel Nov. 7 during the SCRS OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit raised questions about the quality of the industry’s welding ability. The descriptions of how collision repairers have been managing one of the [...]

2019-11-29T11:22:23-05:00November 29th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

SCRS asTech giveaway ends with Mich. winner; shops’ ‘census’ info still needed

A Michigan dealership body shop who contributed “census” information to aid SCRS’s industry health care initiative was rewarded with a free asTech scan tool, the organization said last week. The drawing was open to any [...]

2019-11-28T11:07:44-05:00November 28th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CIF seeks support for body shop family of El Paso victims; effort is 44% of way to goal

As you give thanks for all your blessings this Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember the less fortunate — particularly those tied to the collision repair industry. The Collision Industry Foundation on Friday said it is [...]

2019-11-27T11:07:19-05:00November 27th, 2019|RDN News Feed|