Author: Mike Grant

The pace of vehicle technology is accelerating.  Different materials, electronics and advanced safety features are only a few examples… And all of these changes require repair technicians to have the knowledge, tools and equipment to make repairs properly and safely.  Only a month ago, we...

Your own Collex Collision Experts here in Shrewsbury, NJ earned the esteemed Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014!  Collex auto body has earned the service industry's coveted award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer...

Collex will be ready to repair the all-aluminum Ford F150 (and any other aluminum vehicle you need us to repair)!  Although aluminum has been in a select number of vehicles for several years, the Ford F150 is the first top selling vehicle to go aluminum...

Good vendor relationships help make a great auto body repair facility.  Collex auto body was happy to partner with 3M to review new products and participate in demonstrations.  We hosted the event as we have both the space for presentation and demonstration and 60 some-odd...

As a small company, it’s a challenge to make sure everyone is getting the proper training.  We are too small for a human resource department and often times we face the dilemma of ‘production vs training’.  Fortunately, we utilize our relationship with I-CAR to insure...

A cornerstone of focusing on Process Centered Environment is to insure our efforts ultimately make a positive affect for our customers – adding value in service, quality, comfort, confidence or all of the above.  We are ecstatic to say that 2013 marked the 6th year...

A customer commented today that he was impressed with how neat and orderly an auto body shop we had.  Thank you!  My Mom is rolling in her grave to some extent as her half serious, half playful words still echo from 40 some-odd years ago,...

No Waste!  A big part of our improvement efforts is to shine a big mirror upon ourselves and try to get rid of waste (big mirrors are always good, a little uncomfortable, but very, very necessary, no?!?).  So to make our cycle time quicker and...

People.  Can’t live with em, can’t live without em.  And like other businesses, with auto body repair, our employees are the biggest impact on customer service and overall performance.  The most fun AND the most challenging aspect of building our company has been getting the...

A hearty and professional “thanks” goes out to paint manufacturer Akzo Nobel Sikkens for partnering with us over the past several years and shepherding our improvement efforts.  Along with providing us with their outstanding waterborne paint system, Akzo, a leader in the industry, has developed...