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Laneys Collision Center receives industry’s highest training recognition

Posted on November 2, 2016

Published by El Dorado News Times

EL DORADO — Laneys Collision Center announced its achievement of Gold Class status, the industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs.

Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class designation.

Laneys Collision Center in El Dorado is the only Gold Class facility in south Arkansas. The company was also a Gold Class facility in 2016.

“Laneys Collision Center is honored to be named a Gold Class collision repair facility,” said Craig Griffin Co-owner of Laneys Collision Center, “Our El Dorado facility is recognized by several vehicle manufacturers partly because of our Company’s commitment to ongoing training. We are very proud of all of our employees. This recognition is the result of our entire team working together towards continuous improvement.”

Gold Class shops are required to have every technician involved in collision repair take training that is specific to their roles. They must continue with ongoing training each year for the business to maintain its Gold Class recognition, including classes in new technology.

Today’s vehicles are increasingly sophisticated devices featuring an ever-growing number of components, parts and advanced lightweight materials.

The constant introduction of new vehicle technologies can result in repair procedures changing significantly from year to year, making current repair knowledge critical for the achievement of complete, safe and quality repairs.

Co-owner Lane Griffin added, “This isn’t the end but it is a new beginning. Training must be ongoing in order to provide safe, quality repairs on today’s advanced vehicles. We are committed to renewing our Gold Class status year-after-year moving forward.”