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AUTOCRAFT COLLISION REPAIR

AUTOCRAFT COLLISION REPAIR

Auto Craft Collision Repair started as one single shop in Waterman, Kansas. It didn’t take long for the business to expand, and now with six locations – Wabash, East Wichita, Ridge Road, West Kellogg, Downtown Wichita and Junction City – Auto Craft has become a Kansas staple. In serving the people in their market for over 40 years, Auto Craft is also known in the area for their USI spray booths – which they’ve had for almost 20 years – that help in improving both their efficiency and quality. “In 1999, we were building our then second location, and AutoBody Equipment Solutions suggested we take a look at the USI paint booths before we went with anything else,” shares JR Sartain, owner/vice president of Auto Craft Collision. It was the promise of better efficiency that first led us to choose a USI spray booth. We currently have six USI booths, and the oldest was installed around 1999/2000.” Since incorporating the USI spray booths into their facilities, Sartain has noted a number of vast improvements that benefit the shops – and their over 125 employees – on a daily basis.
“We first saw improvements from the booth with faster production times. We’ve also saved money on our utilities – some savings in our natural gas and electricity were substantial.” Across all of Auto Craft’s locations, Sartain mentioned that the spray booths are utilized daily – roughly 10 hours a day, five days a week, with 12 employees working on them for automotive refinish.
With any new equipment comes training, and Saratain’s team utilized training that was facilitated by the provider. Additionally, he says, “ongoing training from USI has been flawless.” “We use AutoBody Equipment Solutions. Danny Sommerhauser and his team have been very easy to work with. USI monitors the booths online, and they’re always there if we ever need anything boothrelated.” As a USI customer, Sartain has seen a number of benefits both in his shop, and in working with USI personnel. “We are definitely more efficient. And the staff really cares about you and your business.”
Additionally, in his longstanding relationship with USI, Sartain can personally attest to the durability, efficiency and longevity of his USI spray booths, and the ways they’ve helped to enhance his business. “We have a full maintenance team that changes filters on intervals based on how many hours they’ve been used. But we’ve had little to no major breakdowns at all.” Moving forward, Sartain is excited to see the countless ways his USI spray booths will continue to make his business more efficient, while also making sure they remain on top of the latest industry-wide technology. “My hope is that we continue to become even more efficient, and USI can help us adapt as we face new styles of coating moving into the future.”

NORTH EAST SHOW 2018

NORTH EAST SHOW 2018

Come and visit us at the AASP Northeast Trade Show!! We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. See you there. March 16-18 at the Meadowlands. Booth # 327

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

LESTER GLENN COLLISION CENTER

LESTER GLENN COLLISION CENTER

Lester Glenn Collison Center’s 33,000 square-foot facility in Toms River, NJ has been serving collision repair needs since 1956. Affiliated with nine OEM car lines, and producing approximately $5 million worth of business a year, Lester Glenn has seen the incredible benefits of having a USI Italia Spray Booth.
“About seven years ago, we reached out to a couple companies for a spray booth,” explains Collision Center Manager Dan Paganelli. “USI showed up, and out all of the proposals and all the meetings, they showed the most professionalism. They walked us through what we could have, what we could do and why we should do it. We felt very comfortable; the meeting was focused on what the booth was capable of, and how it would fit into what we wanted to do for the future.”
Paganelli described the difficulties the painters at his shop were having with waterborne paint drying on cars, and with the help of USI’s team, the new spray booth revolutionized the way they did business.
“We were one of the first shops to incorporate this new booth style that had a superior heating capability. We removed all the blowers, and USI showed us how to use this new technology. It amps up the drying temperature, the air movement is great over the vehicle and with increased heat, the drying time is faster.
“The service from USI was so helpful we actually became a one of the shops in the area that taught people how to not use blowers, which are very cumbersome – they get in the way, and they take more time than the way we were now doing things. One of our paint reps came in and asked us to show them what we were doing and how to do it. We were showing everybody how to use the booth, and they were very impressed.”
At Lester Glenn, Paganelli’s painters utilize the spray booth, and their double-heated press deck, every day, clocking over 320 hours every week, with the goal to soon be 500 hours. Additionally, the shop is in the process of installing a second spray booth, and Paganelli is excited to see how it continues to improve business.
“Something I really love is their new computer system. They can go in there overnight and upload any additional information that we need, or perform any upgrades to the booth. Any troubleshooting, they can do it from New Jersey or Italy – even when we’re closed. [USI’s] service has been above average, and that’s hard to find with an outside contractor. In this industry, with spray booths, that’s very, very difficult to find. They’re really standing behind their product line, which we appreciate.”
Since the installation of the first USI Italia spray booth, Paganelli says his employees have really valued the simplicity of the booth, as well as the longevity it has provided to the company over the course of a long day.
“Our painters really love the drying capabilities, and just the overall ease of operation. It’s really simple to maintain and great to work with. For the amount we use it, it’s a workhorse – and that’s what you need. You need reliability. You need to know that it’s working from seven in the morning until five at night – and that’s what it does.”
In regard to training associated with the booth, Paganelli says USI’s team came out to the shop to go over the different capabilities of the system.
Additionally, he’s benefitted from the expertise of USI’s representatives.
“The drying of the paint – they gave us a ton of input in that respect, and that has just catapulted us. It has saved us a lot of cycle time in the booths, and that was huge for us. There’s no barometer for how much that has helped us – it’s increased our business one car per day at the very least.
“USI’s input was also very instrumental in the layout of the shop, and that was a great advantage to us.
For Paganelli and Lester Glenn, it’s the reliability of the USI Italia spray booths – as well as the USI representatives - that have proven to be the biggest benefits.
“It’s comforting to know that someone’s at the other end of the phone. I feel comfortable knowing I have someone I can depend on. We’ve never had a problem with lighting, mechanicals, running the booth. It’s been very reliable. If I need to reach out to them for service needs, I know they’ll help me.”
In the future, Paganelli is confident that adding a second USI spray booth will only continue to bolster their business.
“The installation of the second booth will allow us to bring on another full-time painter, which I think can increase our paint capacity from 320 to well over 500 hours a week. That alone can increase our total sales for the month by 30 percent. Over a year’s time, we think it can push us well over that $5 million mark – that’s how much of an advantage it’ll be.
“USI is so straightforward. There’s no bells and whistles. The booth moves a lot of air, it moves it consistently – there’s no failure, no lag – that’s what you want: Longevity, consistency, and the ability to bake the cars properly to OEM standard.”

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

CARUBBA COLLISION

CARUBBA COLLISION

With 19 locations spread out across New York State, Carubba Collision has been serving the people of New York’s collision repair needs for over 60 years. Established in 1955, Mr. Carubba’s father started the business. In the early 80s when he passed away, the business turned into two separate businesses, with two brothers – Joe and Samuel – branching off. Though western-New York based, there are 17 locations all throughout New York – from Syracuse to Oneonta to Amsterdam to Elmira to Utica and beyond.
Recently, Randy Pinkowski (Chief Safety Officer/VP of Equipment Procurement and Maintenance) got into contact with Stefano Morreto at USI to put obtain two brand new spray booths – one in the West Syracuse location and one in the Utica location.
“I met Stefano at the NORTHEAST® trade show while I was searching for a booth company,” Pinkowski noted. “He did a really great job explaining what the booth did, and he followed through on every single thing they said they were going to do, which is hard to find in a sub-contractor. All of the expectations were met, for sure.
Pinkowski said he was most impressed by Moretto’s sales pitch, in addition to the cost of the two booths.
“The cost was certainly in line with what we were looking for, and the booths either performed or outperformed other booths we had looked at – and for less money! He also offered up to us a great idea of using a basement-type booth, instead of digging a pit, and that worked out extremely well.”
Pinkowski’s spray booths have been up and running for just about six months now, and is confident that the booths will not only get their use as time goes on, but also make the businesses more profitable.
“Right now, we’re using the spray booths multiple times per day. Our hope is that both locations get to the point in the next year that they’re repairing 200 cars a month – maybe upwards of 300 cars a month, so those booths will definitely get their usage.
“The expectation is that the USI booth outperforms, mainly because of the way the booth works. I think we should be able to get more productive hours out of it, which will improve cycle time and increase our profitability.”
Carubba’s has also taken advantage of USI’s hands-on training that comes along with the purchase of the spray booth.
“USI provided training and the individuals working at the store had no complaints about the operation, and made several comments about the overall ease of operation. We also did some cross-training with other folks who don’t have this booth, and there was definitely jealousy that they don’t have the USI booth. Painters are unique individuals – they know what they like and what they want, and they’re not afraid to express it, and I think that alone speaks volumes about the quality of the product.”
Currently, Pinkowski says about four painters at each location are using the USI spray booth, and as new hires to the company, the ins and outs of the booth were new to them, but they’ve been quick to adapt.
“I’m fairly certain none of them had used this type of booth before. It was all new to them – how it worked, what it does differently – but they’ve adapted very easily. We’ve done two training sessions with USI, and these are hands-on training sessions where the painters actually get to paint something.
“The USI person comes in, just like traditional training should be, shows them what to do, and then they get to do it. The first time, they worked on a bumper that was never going to be on the car. Then, once they gained some confidence, they got to do real jobs.”
Pinkowski has been impressed with the team at USI, and has undoubtedly benefitted from his relationship with USI personnel.
“For ease of communication, we did everything right through Stefano, but there were other people – contractors that came in to do booth assembly – they all did a wonderful job. They were on time with everything, very detail-oriented. The communication was phenomenal. We knew what was going on before it was going to happen, which doesn’t always happen with other suppliers. He exceeded every expectation that we had.”
Overall, Pinkowski has high expectations for his USI Italia spray booth, and is confident it will help his painters and his business.
“Our painters should definitely be able to paint faster, which will benefit us and the painters. I think it’s going to reduce our cycle time, allow us to return vehicles to our guests faster and just make us more profitable.”

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

JIM'S AUTO BODY

JIM'S AUTO BODY

Jim's Auto Body Believes in its USI Italia for All the Right Reasons, with three locations in Northern California's East Bay, has built a strong reputation for embracing the finest tools, processes and equipment to repair more than 600 vehicles every month. By recently acquiring a USI Italia spray booth and integrating it into its production processes, Jim's is already saving time, money and energy while producing a high-quality finished product every time.
In 1962, Jim Maltbie was only 19, but he opened his own shop called Jim’s Auto Body, Inc. in Port Chicago, California right out of high school. Six months later, he moved the shop to Concord, California and began to expand the business at a steady rate. A born leader, Jim became known for breaking the mold and embracing new concepts about fixing cars. His reputation grew to the point where other collision repair professionals asked him for advice as he also mentored many of the body shop owners who went onto to success throughout the Bay Area.
With the demand for quality auto body work in Contra Costa County growing at a rapid rate in the 1970s and 1980s, Jim Maltbie opened his second shop in Antioch, California in 1986 and in 1992, he opened his third location in Walnut Creek, California. Jim Maltbie passed away several years ago and today, his wife Karen Cox runs the show, managing 99 employees and garnering top reviews for its exemplary work.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and consistently updating technical training for his staff, Jim's Auto Body is still thriving while hundreds of other Bay Area shops have come and gone. Operations Manager Darren Maltbie is looking at the bottom line with his USI booth and more than pleased with the results, he expalined. "Depending on the situation, we are now painting one or two more cars every day using the USI booth and the numbers are going up. The air movement with this booth is amazing and we can clearly see that it enables us to cut down on our cycle times. We can also speed up the process if we need to, like when we're jammed and trying to get out some cars, or bumpers or whatever we're painting. We never need to use blowers, because the system will provide more air when it's needed. Also, the paint cycle time with the USI booth is shorter, with our other booths, it takes roughly 80-90 minutes to get the job done, with the USI Chronotech we have been able to cut 20-25 minutes depending on what we're painting, so the time savings is evident. We're saving a ton of time and energy right there"
By running 24 paint cycles five days a week with a paint crew consisting of three refinish technicians and seven preppers, Jim's relies on its USI Italia booth more all the time. "Our Head Painter Osvaldo Perez has learned the ins and outs of working with the booth's EPS System that gives him the most efficient way of painting each vehicle in real-time and automatically controlling the airflow and everything else. The EPS allows us to do the job in the shortest time possible, so we are saving energy. It's like a microwave oven, you just set the parameters and then the painter can concentrate more on things like spraying and getting a precise color match."
After finding out about USI Italia and learning about their line of quality spray booths, Maltbie contacted the company and introduced them to their local rep. "Our local USI rep Rob Dolezal showed us what the booth can do and we were immediately impressed," he said. "We visited a shop in San Francisco that is using a USI booth and saw it in action. It's so advanced and well-built and has so many great features--I was pretty much sold right away."
USI Italia's Stefano Moretto played an integral role at Jim's Auto Body when it came to properly training Maltbie's crew, he said. “We know that with the USI Italia booth, we don't need to do anything manually anymore. Stefano clearly explained the different programs and now our main painter Ozzie has really taken and run with it. Once our other painters start using it more and more, I'm confident that they will become comfortable with it and embrace the technology. They can do a better job using USI Italia's EPS System and save time by increasing productivity and efficiency."
Saving energy, cutting down on his cycle times and producing a quality product consistently, is a huge deal for a large, busy shop and that's why Maltbie is relying more on his USI Italia spray booth. "We paint a lot of sheet metal here, and with this system, we can bake the heck of it with Chronotech and do it fast," he said. "Our other booths can't even come close to that."
Maintenance is also easy with his USI booth, Maltbie said. "We have our guys come in Saturday and wash down the booth and the booth is constantly monitoring all the filters, letting us know when they need to be changed, so that the air circulation is not being compromised. Our USI booth doesn't need a lot of maintenance, which is huge for our paint department."
Darren Maltbie and the shop Owner's Karen Cox saw a great value in the USI Italia booth and are happy that they purchased it. "If we are going to stay ahead of the game in this business, we need to get the best products and equipment to do it, so investing in this equipment is a very smart move for us now and in the future."

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

SEMA SHOW 2017

SEMA SHOW 2017

Come and visit us at the SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas. We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. Booth # 11021

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

NORTH EAST SHOW 2017

NORTH EAST SHOW 2017

Come and visit us at the AASP Northeast Trade Show!! We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. See you there. March 16-18 at the Meadowlands. Booth # 327

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

COLE COLLISION CENTER

COLE COLLISION CENTER

While many body shop owners all over the country are looking closely at the incredible USI line of paint
booths, one shop owner is all-in with this 40-year-old company and their cutting-edge booths, mixing rooms
and prep decks. With a total of seven USI booths in all of his four locations, John Cole, the owner of Cole’s
Collision Center in upstate New York, isn’t just a customer, but is also a huge advocate for these booths and how they have helped his production in countless ways. As a veteran of the collision industry who started working for a shop at age 16, John Cole, now 51, began thinking seriously about opening his own shop back in 2006. With the help of his father and a handful of great friends, Cole renovated an old building and converted it into a state-of-the-art collision center facility. With previous experience managing a high-volume collision center at a local dealership, Cole knew what it would take to get his collision center operating at a high level. Cole’s approach was to first get some key employees, a few DRPs and the finest equipment available on the market and that’s exactly what he did when he opened Cole’s Collision Center of Colonie in 2007.
In just a short time, the shop was one of the most successful collision repairers in the region and Cole
was looking to expand. From there, he opened three
more locations—in Ballston Spa and Wilton in 2007 and another shop in Clifton Park in 2012. Recently, he relocated Cole’s Collision Center of Colonie to a new, modern facility and this year he will be celebrating
10 years in business. Cole knows exactly how his USI
paint booths have helped him to be successful, crediting their amazing features, including cycle inversion dynamic dampers, online customer assistance, humidity-based temperature regulation, warm-up operations and a function that automatically regulates
the booth’s air volume. But that is technical jargon and probably confusing to many people. What’s most important to Cole and his paint crew is that his USI booths do the job the right way time and time again
and with outstanding results, while saving time, energy and money. Cole is no newbie when he comes to paint booths and their capabilities, so when he decided to acquire USI booths, it was surely not an impulse buy. “I have probably sprayed in every paint booth out there and I’ve never seen a booth perform like a USI,” he said. “They’re incredible and the air movement is
unmatched. The motors they put in these fans—they’re like the blades on a helicopter—amazing.” “We love the waterborne feature of the USI booths because we spray
waterborne in all of our locations,” Cole said. “With these booths, we’re getting the shortest flash-off and curing times in the industry, bar none. You push a button and it ramps up to cure the waterborne more quickly, which is wonderful. With these booths, you don’t need any additional fans or blowers in your booth
to cure these cars. Plus, it saves us a ton on energy and we’re keeping contaminants out of the paint.” With USI’s Easy Paint System (EPS), the booth can set the working
rhythm and parameters of the job, instead of it being performed by the painter. “It’s actually a button on
the iPad that we use in conjunction with the booth and it’s a totally automated function,” Cole said. “It gives
you the proper temperature, fan speed, duration, purge and proper bake and all you do is simply follow the instructions. It’s like a microwave oven - you push the button and it tells you what to do. You really don’t have to even think about it. Our painters love it!” Cole is also enamored with USI’s DGT Manager for its reporting capabilities, he said. “They give you total control with this feature, so that we can constantly have access to all of the information available about our energy consumption in real-time for each job, including time reports for the single cycles, operators and pieces. This way, we’re not guessing; we’re knowing.” Training for the USI spray booths was prompt and thorough, according to Cole. “The people from USI came in here and taught our painters how to use it right away and then they come back about a month later, and
re-train them and that’s where they really fine-tune their skills. USI has been great with training and support. If you have a shop anywhere near upstate NY and want to see a USI spray booth in action, is Cole
willing to oblige? “Absolutely,” he said. “I love these booths and I tell people they’re the best out there, so
sure—call us and we’d be happy to let you see how they work.”

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

SEMA SHOW 2016

SEMA SHOW 2016

Come and visit us at the SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas, booth 11367. We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY.

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

NORTHEAST SHOW 2016

NORTHEAST SHOW 2016

Come and visit us at the AASP Northeast Trade Show!! We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. See you there. March 16-18 at the Meadowlands. Booth # 327

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

GABE'S COLLISION

GABE'S COLLISION

When Jeff Mucciarelli—the owner of Gabe’s Collision, with three locations near Buffalo, NY—purchases any piece of equipment, he wants to see it in person before he becomes an adopter. That’s exactly how Mucciarelli, a second generation shop owner, discovered his first USI paint booth. After that, he became a believer. “Almost 11 years ago, I went to the NACE Show in Vegas and all
of the paint booth companies were there,” Mucciarelli explained. “It was right before we were about to
open our second Gabe’s Collision and I wanted to do things differently with this new location. There was a lot of talk about waterborne at that time and I wanted to see the best of the best. I felt that the only way I could do that is to fly to a place where they had them all lined up and I could go through all of them. I remember there must have been 12 there to look at, so it took some time.” The USI booth stood out from the rest of the pack, he said, and from then on, it was a no-brainer.
“When I saw that USI booth, with all of those motors and propellers and saw how it was built, I got excited,”
Mucciarelli said. “Right away, I could see that these booths were really head and shoulders above the rest.”
Walking through that USI booth also gave Mucciarelli more ideas about how to improve his business. “There were a lot of new things that I wanted to do put into practice at the second Gabe’s Collision Center that I was afraid to do then in our existing location because I didn’t
want to ruin the business,” he said. “We were doing great, but I had all these ideas about parts and equipment and how I would set up the shop to make it flow better. So I put to use all these crazy thoughts I had in my head in our second location and it worked. Getting that first USI paint booth was a big part of that evolution.” Mucciarelli is a second-generation shop owner who was born into the business, he explained.
“While most kids were out playing after school, my mother used to drop me off at the shop just to keep
my father company. It was a oneman shop and he did it all. I actually started playing around with cars when I was probably around 10–12 years old. When the time
came, I went off to college, but I always worked with him whenever I could because I loved it.” Working with his father has been great, and even though he’s 82, Gabe Mucciarelli still comes into work regularly. “I love the man, and he has always been very supportive,
but he was always very skeptical and dead against some
of my changes, but he eventually let me do them anyway. And they worked, because we used to be a
corner garage and now we have three locations that fix 500-plus cars every month. Not many fathers would have allowed their sons to take such a risk, but he did.”
Now, all of Mucciarelli’s three locations have full-scale downdraft drive-through USI booths with two finishing decks and two sanding decks in each facility. “The finishing decks are full baking downdraft, so essentially, we can paint three cars at once in each location,” he said. “The USI booths allow us to paint two additional
cars every day, which really helps us with our insurance partners, too.” By using the USI booths, Gabe’s Collision is saving time and money. “Yes, we’ve probably cut a half a day off our cycle time with these booths. It means a lot when you’re trying to hit a fourday cycle time. If you’re at a 4.2 and it drops you to a 3.7 then it puts you in a great place with certain insurance carriers. If we can stay under that 4.0 number, that’s our goal.”
In addition to his USI booths, Mucciarelli also values the company’s support and training. “It was very easy to learn, and each time we got a new booth from USI,
our guys picked it up fast,” he said. “They were painting cars the day right after the training. Also, if we ever have a question or need feedback, their tech support is
wonderful. We pick up the phone and it’s done. And if we need service, their people are incredible. The support is definitely exceptional.” If he had to open those three shops again, would he put USI equipment in each one? “Guaranteed. If the industry warrants a
fourth Gabe’s Collision, then I’ll open a fourth Gabe’s Collision, and you can bet that USI will be right there with us. Dad is no longer skeptical because he has
seen these booths in action and believes in them--just like me!”

SEMA SHOW 2015

SEMA SHOW 2015

Come and visit us at the SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas, booth 11367. We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. November 03-06.

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

AUTOPROMOTEC 2015

AUTOPROMOTEC 2015

Request your invitation and visit us at the show, we will be glad to inform you about our last technology.


USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.

NORTHEAST SHOW 2015

NORTHEAST SHOW 2015

Come and visit us at the AASP Northeast Trade Show!! Booth 327, right beside Sherwin Williams.
We will be pleased to inform you in detail about the NEW SPRAYBOOTH TECHNOLOGY. See you there. March 20-22 at the Meadowlands.

USI REFINISH TECHNOLOGY,
Our products save shops money, time and energy and that's why we're one
of the premier manufacturers of spray booths in the world today.

USI Italia spray booths are carefully engineered, thoroughly tested and manufactured
to lead the market for these following reasons:

1. World's Fastest Painting Cycle: With the shortest flash-off and curing times on
the planet. You will never need additional tools in your booth such as blowers of any
kind, IR or compressed air heating systems with a USI Italia booth. By featuring shorter
curing times with the highest flow available anywhere provided by our exclusive turbofan
system, the energy savings are huge and the results are exceptional.

2. Standardized Quality Results: With a USI Italia spray booth, you can rely on the same
excellent results time and time again. Before we introduce a new model to the public,
strenuous testing with a select system of controls is conducted, ensuring that it will
perform at a high level in any shop environment. With all of the latest cutting-edge
products and components working together, the entire painting process is controlled
and fully automated through our Easy Paint System. It takes all of the guesswork out
of the process, because with every cycle, our E.P.S. suggests the most efficient process
with each vehicle in real-time and enables your crew to obtain the highest quality results
in the shortest time at the lowest cost overall.

3. Economy and Superior Technology: Especially ideal for waterborne products,
USI Italia spray booths are durable and reliable while saving collision repairers time,
energy and money by painting more cars with precision performance. Painters love USI
Italia booths because the finished product is exemplary and while enabling them to paint
more cars every day by tapping into our advanced technology.