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Other Auto Refinishing Shop Management Practices

  • Install and Use a Solvent Recovery System

      -- Saves money by reducing solvent replacement and disposal costs


      One shop recycles more than 100 drums of thinner per year, saving almost $26,000 in new thinner costs and almost $6,800 in disposal costs annually.
      - Rogers Body Shop, Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota, 1997

      Since installing their solvent recycling system, another shop has recycled over 73 percent of its thinner and will save more than $400 in disposal costs by generating very little waste.
      -Orsini Collision Service, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 2000

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