Auto Body News

Collision Repair Industry Tip: Retain Skilled People With Non-Qualified Benefits

July 21, 2022

Non-qualified benefits help your company protect itself against the loss of the people who make the most significant contributions. By Rachel Jameson – June 29, 2022 Body Shop Business (Read Original Article) Though most collision centers across the country have had their fair share of challenges in recruiting and retaining technicians over the last several…

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Survival Strategies for the Independent Shop

May 27, 2021

By LEE AMARADIO JR. and published by Body Shop Business Some of us are looking at this ever-changing industry of collision repair and finding ourselves at a loss on how to move forward. Many shop owners are choosing to sell to the growing consolidator market. More than ever before, we’re seeing shops being bought up…

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Hiring Veterans: Supporting Those Who Have Served

May 27, 2021

Article By Tom Martin and published by Body Shop Business Although I didn’t serve in the military, I have many friends and family members who did. I have tremendous respect for their service, and that of all veterans. That’s why I’m committed to giving back to these veterans in my business and in my community.…

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UV Curing Lights – A Cure For What Ails You

June 25, 2020

As seen in: Auto Body Repair Network It’s Time to Use UV Curing Products With many shops across the country closed due to state shelter-in-place orders and many more worried about the fallout from what looks to be an impending, potentially severe recession, there’s no better time to look for new repair solutions for your…

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Grand Prize Winner Announced!

December 9, 2019

After an entire year of monthly prize winners, we are proud to announce our #GetInnovative & Win! Grand Prize Winner of $2500 worth of Innovative Tools products. Todd Collins of Collins Auto Body is our 2019 Grand Prize Winner! Todd was our August SuperStand winner as well. The non-profit winner that Todd picked is Back…

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Don’t Stop the Shop – Load Doors By Yourself

August 20, 2019

Have you ever had to search the shop to find someone to help you load a door? See how our Innovative Door Jack allows you to load doors with only ONE tech. Our Innovative Door Jack: Allows a single auto body tech to put a door or a rear truck bumper on – without calling…

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Paint Small Parts Like They Fit on the Vehicle

August 15, 2019

Tired of finding new ways to paint small car parts?! See how our Innovative Magnetic Clamp Holders and Innovative Magnetic Mirror Mounts got you and your car parts covered! Our Innovative Magnetic Mirror Mount: Securely holds mirrors just like they mount on the vehicle. Is designed with strong rubber-coated rare earth magnets to hold fast…

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Never Chip A Bottom Edge Again

August 15, 2019

Stop scratching your windshields when sliding them into storage! See how our Innovative Mobile Glass Rack protects and holds windshields for all of your glass storage needs. Our Innovative Tools Mobile Glass Rack: Can Hold TEN large windshields. Has rubber padding placed along the backside to prevent a bottom edge from being scratched or chipped.…

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Customize Your Cart for Your Specific Collision Shop Needs

August 15, 2019

No two shops look the same and neither should your Parts Carts! See how our Innovative solution gives you the flexibility you deserve to create the perfect cart for your shop. Our Parts Cart D Series is our most cost-effective Parts Cart with: A center support design and three large shelves to allow you to…

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Stop Storing Large Bumpers in Small Spaces

August 14, 2019

Bumper covers come in all shapes and sizes, but you shouldn’t have to force them to fit on your bumper rack. See how Innovative Mobile Storage Rack fits your collision shop’s needs AND your bumpers. Patented lock and slide support arms adjust in seconds to customize your storage needs. Say no to welded bumper storage…

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Don’t Break Your Back on Truck Bed Repairs

July 26, 2019

We want to get on your level with our FOUR-way adjustable Innovative Truck Bed Dolly. See how our Innovative Solution gets on your level to give you the working height you need! When you’re not using your  Innovative Truck Bed Dolly you can easily tip it on end to leave a minimal footprint. Our total-lock…

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Protect Your Bumper – Knockoff Clamps Can’t Take the Pressure

July 26, 2019

If you see a price that looks too good to be true, it probably is! See the Innovative difference and how we provide superior quality that will save you time and money. Some Differences to Note: Packaging: Our products have form-fitted polystyrene, everything is inventory, and in perfect condition. Knock offs have taken photos and…

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Paint FOUR Wheels at One Time

July 25, 2019

Painting wheels doesn’t have to be awkward with our Innovative Solution. See how our Wheel Mounts for Innovative Ultrack ensure full coverage making painting quick and easy! When you want to use your Innovative Wheel Mount, tip your Innovative UltraRack to the downward position, slide your support arms out and slide your wheel mounts in!…

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Stop Putting Trim Panels in the Back Seat

July 25, 2019

Have you ever had to explain to a customer why a trim panel was laying on their leather seats? See how our Innovative solution will prevent those conversations and protect your seats! This bag features heavy-duty ballistic nylon with industrial stitching all the way around. The Innovative Trim Panel Bag has grommets to hang right…

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Never Scratch a Valuable Headlight Again

July 25, 2019

Have you ever accidentally scratched or scuffed a headlight during a repair?! Check out our Innovative solution to ensure that never happens again! This bag features heavy-duty ballistic nylon with industrial stitching all the way around. The bag’s interior features padded, smooth nylon to keep your headlights from being scratched or scuffed during storage or…

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The Innovative Community: Distributor Edition

July 10, 2019

Thank You for Supporting Our Journey Here at Innovative Tools & Technologies, we are very appreciative of the distributors, technicians and loyal fans that make up our Innovative Community. As a company that started our business selling products to local body shops out of a trailer, we are extremely grateful for the customer support that…

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The SuperStand Bumper Stand Review by

May 14, 2019

Our Innovative Tools SuperStand Bumper Stand recently received 4.5 stars from Shoptool Reviews for its build quality, design, functionality, and value – and it’s no wonder why! If you’ve ever removed a bumper to repair, paint, or wrap it, then you know the frustration of dealing with sawhorses, clamps, and bungee cords. The SuperStand removes…

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SuperStand Unboxing and Assembly Featuring Vinyl Vixen

May 8, 2019

The Innovative Tools SuperStand Bumper Stand was recently featured in the Arizona vehicle wrapping company experts Vinyl Vixen & Slim Sheddy unboxing WrapSesh video. We got to meet Vinyl Vixen and Slim Sheddy at SEMA and we’re really impressed with their vehicle wraps business. The SuperStand is amazing for keeping your bumpers off of tables…

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Empowering the Next Generation Through Car Restoration

December 10, 2018

Here at Innovative Tools, being innovative is about redefining the auto body industry by creating high-quality products and investing in the next generation of auto body technicians. Innovative Tools has worked to become a leader in the auto body repair industry by improving parts management and efficiency, but there is more work to be done.…

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Redefining the Auto Body Industry

August 9, 2018

Best Body Shop Owner, Clay Hoberecht, shares how Innovative Tools helped create his dream shop and is changing the way people view body men and women. Last year at SEMA 2017, Bryan Johnson, owner of Innovative Tools and Technologies and Charley Hutton, star of American Hot Rod announced Best Body Shop as the winner of…

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Detailed Image Interviews Our Very Own Jason Cox!

May 3, 2018

Jason Cox was recently interviewed by Detailed Image, giving us a glimpse of who he is, where he comes from and some of his interests. You can click here for the full article at Detailed Image to learn more about Jason Cox, his involvement with the brand Scangrip and who they are, and how Scangrip…

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Innovative Tools Exhibiting at Automechanika 2018

April 6, 2018

  For the first time ever Innovative Tools will be exhibiting our full line of Auto Body Shop parts carts, paint stands, color match lights and storage solutions at Automechanika 2018 in Frankfurt Germany. Browse our products here.  

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Changing Body Shops, Every Day!

December 21, 2017

Clay at Best Body Shop, winner of the $5,000 dream shop giveaway by Innovative Tools, put our parts and material racks to work. “Got to stay organized and clean! Thanks to Innovative Tools parts and racks! Makes life in the shop less stressful,” Clay says. Follow Clay on Best Body Shop’s Facebook, Instagram and Youtube…

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2017 SEMA Show

November 6, 2017

Take a look at the fun we had at the 2017 SEMA show! Here’s a great shot of the Innovative Tools booth at SEMA 2017!     Check out some of our favorite cars seen at the 2017 SEMA show!     Looking forward to The 2018 SEMA Show. See you there!

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Meet & Greet these Auto Body Legends. Don’t Miss your Chance!

October 13, 2017

Charley Hutton, of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, will be signing autographs at our #SEMA2017 booth. He is recognized as one of the most talented automotive painters and fabricators in the world today. He has also appeared as Boyd’s Body Shop Supervisor on the Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod.     Charley Will Make an Appearance…

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Charley Hutton’s Color Studio Recommends Innovative Tools & Technologies, Inc.

September 14, 2017

  Recently, Charley demonstrated via social media the assembly of a set of four Innovative tool racks for use in his studio. The stands he refers to are the X-stand, used primarily for reassembly and body work, and the Octopus with eight movable arms, which is a utility stand used mostly for painting. Also included…

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Habits of Efficiency in your Collision Repair Shop

July 26, 2017

  Body shop business attempts to break down some of the worst time-sucking habits that eat away at auto body shop profits. In this article by Carl Wilson, a 30 year car painting veteran, we get a chance to look at our habits from a different perspective. Carl touches on communication, shop organization, planning, over-production…

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Turn Off Your Booth Lights To See What You’ve Been Missing!

June 5, 2017

You can’t fix what you can’t see. Even the best booth lighting is subject to glare and color inaccuracy. It’s also difficult to illuminate lower parts of the car. The low Color Rendering Index (CRI) of most booth lights doesn’t come close to replicating sunlight. Inspection leads to perfection! With 4000 Lumens and an ultra-high…

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Mike Phillips’s Scangrip Commercial Shoot!

May 31, 2017

Detailing legend Mike Phillips is at it again with his fervent praise of the Scangrip Lighting System! While shooting the second season of his show, Competition Ready, he took some time to shoot a commercial spot for the Scangrip lighting system. He took a dark-colored American muscle car, gave it a wash, and then showcased…

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Jean-Claude Corcoran Reviews the Scangrip Colormatch Kit

May 15, 2017

Jean-Claude Corcoran of Detailed Designs Auto Spa as a professional detailer and self-described “car care obsessive”, Jean-Claude is very aware of what makes a good light. He covers everything about the kit, going over everything from the case to the lights to the charging accessories. While he doesn’t mention any specs, he stresses the convenience of…

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Collision Hub Loves the I-View Headlamp

May 10, 2017

As a part of their “cool tools” video series, collision hub reviewed the Scangrip i-view headlamp. No surprises here, they were super impressed! Collision Hub is,”the premier news, events, information, DIY, education and celebrity video site for the automotive repair and refinish industry.” They publish videos on their Youtube channel, which has almost 10,000 subscribers…

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Scangrip Sunmatch To Make TV Debut!

May 4, 2017

You might remember a few months ago when we wrote about Mike Phillips’s Great Review of the Scangrip Sunmatch. Competition Ready airs on the Velocity Network and is hosted by Mike Phillips and AJ Jancic. We are pleased to announce that the show Competition Ready, hosted by Mike Phillips and AJ Jancic, will be featuring…

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Super Deal on a New SuperStand!

April 25, 2017

Does your SuperStand look like this?   Over the years, your super stand has treated you right and paid for itself many times over with years of service. Maybe you haven’t returned the favor? If your Superstand looks like this one, maybe it’s time for another one!     For the month of May, you…

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Shop Tool Reviews Gives ScanGrip Lights a Glowing Review!

April 21, 2017

In one of their latest video reviews, shop tool reviews chose to highlight the Scangrip light set from innovative tools.   Shop Tool Reviews is an online magazine focusing on reviews of professional automotive, metalworking, and woodworking tools. Their goal is to help “mechanics, shop owners, joiners, cabinetmakers, and furniture makers make successful tool choices…

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Small Distributor, Huge Impact!

April 5, 2017

Mike Ricci of MJR enterprises in north providence, RI, is having a huge impact in his small market. In just over a month, Mike sold 120 I-View Headlamps, despite his territory only covering Rhode Island, southern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts. When asked the secret to his success, he stated, “You can’t just show [customers] a…

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ITT Products Are Now on PBE Pro

March 23, 2017

  PBEPRO is an electronic product catalog with a commerce engine. ITT products were added to the site earlier this week. PBEPRO provides the expertise and access to a large portfolio of PBE products with overnight availability and product fulfillment for distributors and jobbers. The site gives manufacturers a concentrated audience of PBE jobbers and…

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Add a Door Fender Paint Stand to Your Shop!

February 28, 2017

  Hot product alert! Paint doors and fenders with ease with the Innovative Door and Fender Paint Stand! With this stand, you can paint two panels in any combination at the same time. This stand is designed to hold the fenders and doors in the same position as they would be on the car, which…

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ITT Parts Cart B: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated!

February 22, 2017

The innovative tools parts cart b is the parts caddy most preferred by automotive professionals for over twenty years. The most notable feature of this product is the easy-to-adjust, nestable shelves. Each can hold up to 125 lbs! The ability to move the shelves easily means that this cart is customizable to suit your particular…

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Mike Phillips Loves the ScanGrip LED Detailing Light!

February 16, 2017

  Professional Detailing Legend Mike Phillips took the time to write out a review for the Scangrip Sunmatch Color Match light. And no surprise, but it was a RAVE! Mike Phillips is the cohost of Competition Ready on Velocity along with Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Bob McKee of It follows Mike and AJ as…

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January I-View Winner!

February 2, 2017

Announcing our January I-View winner: Xan Demmer of Abra in Rochester, MN! Xan’s photo showed us how innovative tools products helped him improve his painting process! Congratulations Xan, we will be sending your I-View Headlamp to you soon, and you are entered to win our $5,000 Dream Shop Giveaway!     Honorable Instagram Mentions: Kyle…

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ITT Products Featured in Revolutionary Body Shop

January 18, 2017

3d Auto Body & Collision Centers has featured some of Innovative Tools & Technologies products in their brand-new mega shop.   The shop was designed by Symach, an Italian auto body shop brand that favors ITT products. Owned by Osvaldo Bergaglio and based out of Bologna, Symach uses revolutionary paint-mixing and formulation technology that dramatically…

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Innovative Parts Cart vs Collision Services Parts Caddy Pro

January 12, 2017

Beware of cut-rate imitations! Many have unsuccessfully tried to duplicate Innovative Tools’ products, but no one has duplicated the superior engineering and robust quality that allows us to provide the industry’s only LIFETIME WARRANTY. Let’s take a closer look at just one example.     The Parts Caddy Pro™ was made to look like the…

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December I-View Winner

January 5, 2017

We are excited to announce the December winner of the I-View headlamp! The December winner of the I-View headlamp is Mitch Gainer of Mitch’s Collisions! @mitchs_collision25 Mitch has been posting lots of photos with the #InnovativeTools hashtag. As a monthly winner he is now entered into the final drawing of the $5,000 Dream Shop Giveaway.…

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Glass Rack Solutions From ITT!

January 3, 2017

Got glass storage needs? The wall mounted and mobile glass racks are the answer!     The Wall Mount Glass rack can hold up to 6 windshields or back glass, and comes complete with all the hardware needed for mounting to a wall of your shop. The heavy-gauge tube steel construction and 2 inch backing…

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Light Up Your Shop With ITT Detailing Light Solutions!

January 2, 2017

Update your detailing lights in the most cost-effective way with the innovative lighting package.     The MultiMatch Automotive Detailing Light has a Color Rendering Index of 95 and an amazingly bright 2000 lumen output. These features will help you identify swirl marks, burn through, sand scratches, and dirt nibs while still in the detail…

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November I-View Winner

December 6, 2016

The November winner of the I-view Headlamp is Carlos Sosa @sawcclos!     We are so happy to announce the november 2016 i-view winner! Carlos is the owner/manager/tech at Done Right Motor Sports.  He has been posting lots of photos with the #InnovativeTools hashtag. As a monthly winner Carlos is now entered into the final…

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SEMA 2016 Gallery

November 14, 2016

Some of our favorite photos from SEMA 2016.  

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See Us at the 2016 SEMA Show – November 1 – November 4, 2016

September 19, 2016

The SEMA Show takes place November 1 – November 4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

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Tool Candy – LED Color-Match Lighting Review

February 23, 2016

Tool Candy By JoAnn Bortles The questions for this article were the following: Where do you find your auto body shop tools? Do you find them online? On a truck that comes by the shop once a week? In magazines? In a store that you happen to be in? It’s usually a combination of all…

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The Road Ahead

February 3, 2016

The Road Ahead Inside the systems, strategies, topics and trends that will form the road ahead in 2016 It’s designed as a showpiece; that’s not a secret. And Robert Becker makes no qualms about it. It ’s about the technology and the systems, he says. It’s there for people to see what it can actually…

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