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How Supply Chain Challenges Built Stronger Relationships

COVID has been challenging for everyone, but also presents opportunities to improve business partnerships.

News from the Tool Shows: Mac Tools 2012 Tool Fair

“It’s a new day at Mac Tools,” said Brett Shaw, Mac Tools’ president, enthusiastically, at the 2012 Tool Fair at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. He proudly announced that, with the DeWalt brand, the company has taken market share from its competitors, citing DeWalt’s technical and engineering resources as being extremely helpful to the

Independent Mobile Tool Distributors Association Re-Aligns Board of Directors

In a May 3, 2009, teleconference board meeting, the Independent Tool Distributors Association (IMTDA) board of directors installed a new board member and re-aligned its current roster. The move was necessitated by the recent departure of Vice President Sunny Nishimura and the need for an odd number of board members. President/Founder Lynn Stokes, of West

Insurance Matters: When Cash Flow Becomes Cash Trickle

By Steve Shechter, Guest Writer

Sheet Metal Repair Solution: Stud Welders and Dent Puller Kits

A stud welder dent puller kit incorporates a low heat transformer specially designed for the high-strength uni-body vehicles. With plenty of power to attach studs, rivets or shrink imperfections, these welders virtually eliminate “burn through,” a common problem associated with other models. Proper electrical connection is essential to achieving proper heat for a good weld.

Body Shop Owner Grows Her Business Using the Power of Air

Automobiles move. The environment in which they move contains objects moving in different directions at different rates of speed, and other objects that aren’t moving at all. Even with rules governing what can move when, where and how fast, the predictable outcome of all this movement is occasional collisions. Fortunately, most of the vehicle damage

Forgotten Stops: Going Back To School

By Andrea Stricker, Guest Writer

Tech Feature: BMW and J2534 Pass-Thru Programming

In the U.S., 8 percent of the cars on the road are European vehicles. OK, that doesn’t sound like much, but think of it this way: an average repair yields more dollars per repair than most domestic and Asian vehicles. In most cases, each repair pays better. Plus, the vehicle owners have more invested into the vehicle, so they want to spend the money to fix their vehicle correctly. That 8 percent of cars on the road can pack a powerful punch when it comes to automotive repair shops making money.

Insurance Matters: If a Disaster Strikes, Are You Prepared?

The success of your business, whether it’s a one-truck operation or a multi-truck enterprise, depends on a lot of hard work and ingenuity. However, no matter how hard you work or how good business is, one disaster can wipe out all your profits and even destroy your business. The key to making sure that all the effort and money you’ve invested in your business doesn’t disappear when a disaster strikes is to protect it with the appropriate insurance.

Tech Tip: Using a Smoke Machine to Quickly and Accurately Pinpoint Leaks

Smoke technology is a quick, simple solution for troubleshooting leaks in virtually any closed automotive system. In fact, finding leaks with a smoke machine is as simple as looking for the smoke, or the fluorescent dye it deposits, exiting the leak. And virtually all automakers agree, a smoke machine is the fastest, easiest way to find leaks in the EVAP (fuel vapor recovery) system.

The Tool Truck: Cordless Tools

Getting a Charge Out of Going Cordless

Dear Congress, Thank You for the TREAD Act

By Sandy Allen, Guest Writer