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Karen Cover Dec 15    Article


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1Collision Network presents Smart Performance Solutions 2018

The Smart Performance Solutions 2018 & Beyond Conference will be held Jan. 19 at the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel, in Palm Springs Calif., immediately following the Thursday, Jan. 18 Collision Industry Conference (CIC).

The Smart Performance Solutions Conference will feature presentations highlighting "smart" performance solutions including OE certification strategies, the diagnostic and analytic profit center, advanced material construction, claims technology and the connected car, insurer relationships and business leadership principles as the industry evolves.

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Karen Cover

Karen Cover Dec 15    Article


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Ohio body shop improves efficiency with the help of air quality grant

A new paint booth can significantly increase throughput, as well as provide invisible benefits such as cleaner air in the body shop and surrounding community. One body shop that has benefitted from the addition of a new paint booth is K-Ceps Auto Body, a family-owned business in Johnstown, Ohio.

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SC MEDIA Dec 15    Article

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GET TAX DEDUCTION BEFORE YEAR-END TO BUY BEST LASER MEASURING SYSTEM FOR LESS!

DON'T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE FOR YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS! CALL YOUR DISTRIBUTOR NOW TO COMPARE YOUR MEASURING SYSTEM TO STATE OF THE ART PROVEN LEADER ECLIPSE™  - THEN GET THE BEST FOR LESS!

ECLIPSE™ provides fast, accurate measurements for estimating, blueprinting and repair on any surface from lifts to benches. Its collision repair console shows a real-time visual display of the structural damage in an easy to understand, full-color, 3D graphic model. The easy to use ECLIPSE™ software reduces cycle time and expense, while supporting profitable estimates and reports.

ECLIPSE™ is reliable, easy to use and streamlines the measurement process. It provides superior readings, supporting repair and system certification with indisputable documentation. 

Features include:

  • Full 360 degree measurement with no dead spots
  • 32 foot overall range (more than twice the length of competitive systems)
  • 12 Intelligent Targets
  • Continuous calibration—the only system to provide automated calibration
  • Dual axis tilt sensor—an industry first compensates for vehicle and laser tilt, making it perfect for use on any lift or frame machine
  • Compact, modular design minimizes any target blockage
  • Smart targets act like miniature GPS sensors for precise position information
  • Quick-change modular stems automatically change height reading
  • Multi-point measuring continuously monitors and updates all dimensional changes
  • Color LEDs on targets show damage at the point of measurement
  • Modular magnetic adapters span a wide variety of sizes in a compact, efficient form
  • Aluminum compatible Uni-fits are a standard adapter in AMS systems
  • Underhood measurement—simultaneously measure multiple points on the upper body
  • 3D Eclipse™ Software
  • Web Based or In Shop Training
  • First Year Data Included with Quarterly updates

Make your measuring process simpler and more effective. Lease or buy our state of the art laser measuring system ECLIPSE™ by AMS! Call for a free demo - 423-781-7163 / WWW.AMS-LASER.COM

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Chelsea Frey Dec 12    Article


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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division hosts painters from around the globe at 2017 SEMA Show

What happens when you get 10 painters from around the world together in Las Vegas? Check out the 3M PPS 2.0 World Cup reunion at the 2017 SEMA Show!  These talented painters showed off their skills and custom hoods painted with the new 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System, introduced during the SEMA show.

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Your First Steps to Finding the Right Size Paint Booth

Ready to work on some new vehicles? It doesn’t matter if you are looking at an additional paint booth or a new area for larger equipment, with just a little bit of math, you are ready to look for the booth that best fits your needs.

First, think about what the largest vehicle is that you would like to service. Now, to determine booth size:

  • Add 5 feet to the width of the largest vehicle or piece of equipment
  • Add 2 feet to the height of the largest vehicle or piece of equipment
  • Add 3 feet to the depth of the largest vehicle or piece of equipment

This is just the first step, but having that number in mind will help you answer additional questions and make other determinations in finding the right paint booth for your needs. GFS and ABRN have all of the questions you need to ask and the information you should gather when considering an additional paint booth. The information is packaged in this free whitepaper available now for download.

Read through the information in the whitepaper, presented in a manner that easily applies to any collision repair business, and start making decisions about how you could expand your business. The whitepaper covers how to find the right size booth to fit your shop’s needs, plus pros and cons for a variety of airflow types you should consider.

And the series of paint booth best practices is not to be missed!

Download the whitepaper today, start doing the math and your shop could start taking on big business!

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SC MEDIA Dec 01    Article

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$2,000 off Best Selling Eclipse Laser Measuring System!

BUY Eclipse NOW UNTIL 12/15/17 AND SAVE $2,000!!!

Eclipseprovides fast, accurate measurements for estimating, blueprinting and repair on any surface from lifts to benches. Its collision repair console shows a real-time visual display of the structural damage in an easy to understand, full-color, 3D graphic model. The easy to use Eclipsesoftware reduces cycle time and expense, while supporting profitable estimates and reports.

Eclipseis reliable, easy to use and streamlines the measurement process. It provides superior readings, supporting repair and system certification with indisputable documentation.  Benefits Include:

  • Full 360 degree measurement with no dead spots
  • 30 foot overall range (more than twice the length of competitive systems)
  • Continuous calibration—the only system to provide automated calibration!
  • Dual axis tilt sensor—an industry first compensates for vehicle and laser tilt, making it perfect for use on any lift or frame machine
  • Compact, modular design minimizes any target blockage
  • Smart targets act like miniature GPS sensors for precise position information
  • Quick-change modular stems automatically change height reading
  • Multi-point measuring continuously monitors and updates all dimensional changes
  • Color LEDs on targets show damage at the point of measurement
  • Modular magnetic adapters span a wide variety of sizes in a compact, efficient form
  • Aluminum compatible Uni-fits are a standard adapter in AMS systems
  • Underhood measurement—simultaneously measure multiple points on the upper body

NOW ON SALE UNTIL 12/15/17! Make your measuring process simpler and more effective. Lease or buy our state of the art laser measuring system ECLIPSE™ by AMS! Call for a free demo - 423-781-7163 or online at WWW.AMS-LASER.COM.

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Karen Cover

Karen Cover Nov 29    Article


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Achieving repair shop profitability through careful parts control

Next to payroll, parts is a major recurring expense for a repair shop. Managing that expense is the key to keeping a shop profitable. The day you order the part versus when you use the part is a factor in profitability.

In addition, there are other factors that play into parts control. In many cases, it’s not the part cost itself that is a deterrent to profitability but part return credits, repair credits and core charges that put a shop in the red.

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SC MEDIA Nov 21    Article

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SEMA SPECIALS EXTENDED – CHOOSE WHICH MODEL IS BEST FOR YOU FROM AMS AND SAVE!

In appreciation of our BEST SEMA show ever, we are extending our SEMA SHOW Specials!  Order before 12/15/2017, and we will give you $2,000 off our world famous Eclipse™ for a low price of only $22,500! Or order our new Spectre™ for $19,950 and get free shipping!

Advanced Measurement Systems is the collision repair industry's leading innovator, specializing in laser measurement systems. Don't pay more for less! Advanced Measurement Systems offers the best in Laser Measurement Systems, and has the model to fit your shop AND budget. With continuous calibration, AMS is the ONLY company whose products have the ability certify your measurement accuracy.

From our established best in the industry, Eclipse,™ (seen on Graveyard CarZ), with red laser smart targets, 3D Graphics and 32’ range to our new  - SPECTRE™ -  with a first - certified measurement results! As seen on Motorhead GarageSPECTRE™ has 3D graphics, passive targets, and features a cordless, single line green laser scanner, Bluetooth compatibility, and an extended 40 foot range. 

Both systems offer self-calibration 4X/second, measurement certification, and list prices lower than the competition.  ACT NOW AND SAVE! CALL 423-781-7163 / WWW.AMS-LASER.COM

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How You Can Grow Your Business Just Like a Leading Towing Equipment Manufacturer

GFS tells this great story about Miller Industries, which manufactures towing and recovery equipment. You name it, and the company probably produces it, when it comes to towing: light or heavy-duty tow trucks, 30-foot long car carriers, haulers and more.  

If you’re a collision repair shop and you order your towing equipment from Miller Industries, the company takes its services a step further, though. Miller Industries has the booths in place to apply the finish coat to the equipment, meaning all equipment leaves the facility fully painted and ready to be used, according to GFS. 

While this is great for shops that don’t have the capability to finish the job on their new purchases, this story really provides a lesson in new revenue opportunities for shops – large equipment and trucks. 

Think about it: Miller Industries recognizes that by installing these oversized paint booths, it could better serve current and prospective customers by selling fully painted towing and recovery equipment. This put them ahead of the competition in delivering exactly what their customers need.

The same can be true for your shop. Think about your current customer base, especially any fleets yo... Read More

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Karen Cover

Karen Cover Nov 15    Article


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42 technicians graduate Service King’s Apprentice Development Program

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing automotive repair companies, recently celebrated its latest Apprentice Development graduating class. The group included 42 apprentice technicians who each completed the popular 52-week hands-on training program hosted inside Service King locations across the country.

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