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HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT CHANGES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE BODY REPAIR INDUSTRY

Richard Branson from Virgin had it right when he said: “If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”. Keeping abreast of direct or indirect changes that influence business success is seated in recognising...

THE SEARCH FOR NEW MATERIALS INTENSIFIES

Thousands of lab-coat wearing material science researchers are rethinking the automobile at the molecular level. Katrina Cornish, a professor at Ohio State University and an international authority on alternative natural rubber production, properties and products, as well as rubber...

Painting in humidity

Weather plays an integral role in our lives in various ways and for perfect finishes, rising temperatures and humidity are important considerations. With summer rains, higher temperatures and increased humidity, your paint provider and paint shop manager should adjust...

Keep your data safe and secure

Information and data have become the next “oil” as this detail can be sold over and over at devastating cost to an individual’s name being exploited. This is a growing problem worldwide where employees are stealing information and selling it on....

TRAINING AND DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL IN YOUR BODY SHOP

In the next decade, the growth and survival of the Automotive Body Repair Industry will be secured by investing in the training and development of human capital. Determining the efficiency of every employee and the ripple effect of their...

Tips for Cooler Weather Refinish Work

If you run an auto shop, you will understand the difficulty when it comes to refinishing work in cooler weather. Lower temperatures affect clear coats and hardeners and make them more difficult to work with, and so completing refinishing...

Why Fume Extraction is so Vital

Working in an auto body shop can be quite dangerous and can have a negative effect on your staff’s overall health and wellness. However, if run and managed properly, you can look after your staff’s health by doing a...

The Drying Game

If you own an auto body shop, chances are you have come in contact with and know quite a bit about the trusty old spray booth. The spray booth is one of the most important pieces of equipment in...

How Automakers are Becoming ‘Techies’

The generation of today is more technologically advanced than all of the generation before them, and this is proving to be a valuable skill that all companies need and look for before employing someone. In the auto-making industry, the...

Avoiding Dust in Body Shops

One of the biggest or most annoying problems any body shop worker can encounter during an auto repair or a paint job is dust. Dust in your shop wastes your workers’ valuable time because it takes extra time and...