A large portion of these incurred losses is paid to automobile collision repair facilities, often referred to as body shops
Raytheon Professional Services, a long-established company offering training solutions to government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide, has joined forces with Axalta Coating Systems in the UK on its Paint and Refinish Apprenticeship Programme for body shops
While Mondeo, Galaxy and S-Max are all based on the Ford EUCD (European C/D-Segment) platform, the Genk facility will house two separate body shops
, one utilizing reconfigured tooling from the Transit line for Galaxy and S-Max bodies, while the latest flexible tooling systems are being installed for Mondeo and its three body styles: sedan, wagon and five-door.
It says independent body shops
need to invest in new equipment and techniques but many are not making enough money to do so.
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bob Graybill, who heads the Valley Bureau Community Effort to Combat Auto Theft unit, said he will assign a team to track down the parts at body shops
in the Valley.
The program works with auto body shops
and rental car companies to take the bother out of getting a car repaired after an accident.
Accessible for free via iPhone, Android and the Web, BodyShopBids connects consumers who need auto body repairs with body shops
through a unique bidding system.
The Center provides body shops
with easy access to Axalta's comprehensive range of Cromax high quality automotive refinish products, including putty, primers and clearcoats, so that customers can be assured of the quality of the repair work.
That's why after-market auto body shops
are stocking their shelves with the chrome-laden pipes, evidence that an industry once exclusive to street-racing clubs has gone mainstream.
Already the leaders in rapid model changes, Honda and Toyota have both recently re-made the body shops
in their biggest North American plants to produce more models more quickly, at drastically lower costs.
To date, the company has partnered with 275 Chicago-area body shops
and processed more than $2.
The level of knowledge in body shops
is generally very low at the moment, even in parts of the Europe and the U.