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Brighton-area collision shop getting a jump on federal regulations

By Denyse Smith
September 12, 2012

Automakers are already starting to use it, and the federal government will soon require waterborne paints in all collision shops, so Bob Campbell made the switch early. 

The changeover from solvent-based to waterborne paints over the last few months took a little bit of a learning curve, but Campbell, the owner of Campbell Collision, 9987 E. Grand River in Brighton Township, said the transition has been good.

“We’re one of the few collision shops in the area that uses it,” he said, but since some states are already requiring the more environmentally friendly paints and he could see what was coming, he made the switch.


Uncertainty over dealers boosts business for some collision shops

By Sherri Begin Welch
December 29, 2009

Brighton-based Campbell Collisionis on pace to increase revenue 19 percent this year.

The family-owned business, which is celebrating its40th anniversary, used an advertising campaign to drive home the point that unlike some car dealers, Campbell Collision will be around another 40 years to warranty its repair work.

The campaign seems to be working, said co-owner andoffice manager Donna Campbell.
“We've had quite a few instances where a vehicle was towed to a dealer and the owner didn't want (that.) So it was moved to Campbell Collision,” she said.

“People are just nervous about the unknown,” she said.