Reducing curing times and increasing throughput, electric infrared (IR) technology has become increasingly popular. Not just limited to curing paint, it is extremely adaptable and can increase productivity in many areas throughout a repair shop. And with mobile systems, IR technology can be easily incorporated into both prep and paint processes. Using short wave, electric […]
The equipment you purchase today sets up your shop for growth and better profit margins tomorrow. By processing only one more vehicle per week, a shop can usually recoup its equipment investment in less than a year. Now is the best time for shop owners to purchase better equipment to position themselves for the future.
In 1983 at the age of 23, Tony Cavallaro opened a body shop in Hartford, Connecticut, with a staff of four. Fast forward 35 years — Cavallaro’s shop, Airport Road Auto Body, has expanded, moved and is in the process of rebranding. No longer located on Airport Road, the now 34,000-square-foot shop will soon be […]
OSSEO, Wis. — CSN-Sarkis Collision will become the first automotive body shop in Atlantic Canada to have paint booth-integrated REVO Accelerated Curing Systems, the revolutionary short wave electric infrared curing technology from Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS). The addition of REVO Systems is part of a major renovation to CSN-Sarkis’ 10,000-square-foot shop in Miramichi, New Brunswick, […]
Vaughn Wyant started his journey in the automotive business on the sales floor. It was in sales where his “love of the deal” took him from working at Ford dealerships in England, Vancouver and Alberta to owning his own business in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wyant opened his first dealership, Jubilee Ford, under the […]
An important question in the automotive refinish industry is whether or not infrared drying and curing technology products are code compliant. If you are unsure what this means for the systems in your shop, please read, “Infrared Systems: Are you Putting your Shop at Risk?” REVO Accelerated Curing Systems from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) use […]
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has raised the positioning of its REVO Speed Accelerated Curing System from 4 to 9 inches off the ground, making it compatible with any factory lifted truck on the road.
Problem Solved — REVO Systems Provide Energy-Efficient Solution for the New Location of a Las Vegas Collision Center
With experience in the industry dating back to the late ‘60s, Jim Smiciklas, owner and general manager of Express Collision Center, has taught many certification classes and instilled his proven processes and management systems into owners and employees of independent shops and dealerships across the country. After working as a consultant for shop owners, painters […]
A family-run business since 1984, Accurate Auto Body is owned by Edward Cichon, his daughter, Tiffany Silva, and son-in-law, Dan Silva. Located in Richmond, California, the body shop’s primary focus is collision repair of late model vehicles. For 28 years, all vehicles that came through the shop were painted in their original paint booth. In […]
An excellent way to increase your shop’s throughput is by implementing infrared (IR) curing technology into your body repair and painting processes. By rapidly curing body filler, primer and coatings, IR systems can reduce repair times by hours and free up your technicians to work on other projects. There are a variety of IR curing […]