How a Collision Repair Center is Affected by Fire – Follow Up

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I recently wrote about how our experience at the shop dealing with a fire in our paint booth. Now we’re just trying to get business back to the usual.

One of our new daily activities is transporting vehicles from Ankeny Auto Body 1 to Ace Body & Motor 1, one of our partners in 1Collision Iowa. Ace Body & Motor 1 recently decided to focus on the mechanical side of their business which leaves their paint booth available. One of our employees is letting us use their trailer to haul vehicles, which is extremely helpful.

It’s been a challenge going through the insurance negotiation process; loss of business income insurance, property & casualty insurance. Not a lot of fun, but we’ve got a great company we’re working with which makes this process much easier.

Unfortunately, when the fire broke out, an individual’s vehicles was in the booth. “Alice” ended up having to go to the automobile graveyard…

I’m extremely proud of our team here at Ankeny Auto Body 1. We had a fire in our paint booth on a Friday and we were back to painting cars on Monday. We’re also pushing hard to get our new paint booth installed so we can return to business as usual. There’s a lot of coordination involved to get this taken care of, but we’re definitely on the road to recovery!

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