Be a Better Boss, So Your Techs Don’t Look for Another One

The New York Times isn’t exactly the first place you think about when it comes to automotive news. But several months ago, that’s exactly who sounded the warning alarm about the struggles that dealerships are having when it comes to finding and keeping good techs.

One person interviewed for the article estimated that more than 25,000 open tech jobs would go unfilled by 2022. And he called that a conservative estimate. So what’s a dealership to do? Well, keeping a bottle of Tums on hand isn’t a bad idea for starters. But the real key is presenting techs with an offer they can’t refuse.

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Product Spotlight: MACH™ Flex Mobile Columns Powered by RedFire™

What features or benefits do you look for when deciding on new mobile column lifts? Do you want them to be easily adjustable and a breeze to roll around? How about quick setup and an easy to understand user interface? Maybe you need a completely wireless system that allows the lift to operate from any column. Well, if those options meet your criteria, then we have the perfect columns for you, the Rotary MACH 18 mobile columns.

However, at Rotary, we pride ourselves on innovation and leading the industry in new and super productive equipment. We never go back to the drawing board because, frankly, we never left it. So after having the best and most innovative mobile columns on the market, we decided to step up our game just a bit more.

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NADA Turning 100

Think of what your 100th birthday would be like…Probably a large cake(capable of holding 100 candles), your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren huddled around singing happy birthday. We would all more than likely envision a pretty low key gathering to celebrate such a huge milestone. I doubt however, any of us see ourselves living it up in New Orleans while we ring in our entrance to the century club, but that’s just what NADA is doing.

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Top Blogs of 2016

Annnnd it's gone! The past year came and went, and if you're like us, you will spend the next 8 months trying to discreetly change that 6 into 7 when you write a check.(those of us that still write checks) 2016 was a big year for Rotary Lift, and the Blueprint Blog, so let's take a look back at the blogs of 2016 that you thought were the best.

 

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2016 Rotary Year In Review

The end of the year is a time to reflect and look back on how things have changed over the past twelve months. In 2016, we saw steady growth in the auto industry, with several new design trends hitting the market. Whether it is aluminum bodied vehicles, or smaller engines to help increase mpg, the landscape is constantly changing, which is why Rotary continues our efforts to help your shop stay on the forefront of innovation.

In Rotary’s continued drive to bring you the most innovative products, we had a very exciting 2016. So, in case you missed them, here is a quick recap:

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RAI Spotlight: American Hoist Air & Lube

The state of Michigan has become synonymous with freezing cold temps, giant snow storms, and residents who point to their palm to tell you where they’re from. However, many may think about the blue collar auto workers that have made Michigan proud to be the center of the automobile industry. Following in that same tradition is American Hoist Air & Lube, a family owned and operated Rotary Lift distributor whose best-selling feature(aside from great lifts) is their commitment to customer service.

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5 Important Factors Shop Owners Should Consider When Choosing Auto Lifts

Deciding between auto lifts is no small task. As the shop owner, you have to determine which manufacturer and model is right for your needs, and that decision can have a big impact on employees, your shop and your business’s well-being.

Of course, the first thing you need to do is zero in on the best type of auto lift for your particular bay. Look at the kinds of vehicles you plan to work on and the services you’ll perform. Once you’ve narrowed down your options in this way, it comes down to deciding between manufacturers and their specific models.

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3 Accessories to Make Your Tech’s Lives Easier

3-1.pngEveryone is looking for ways to make their job easier. Whether it be installing a new computer program, trying out a new traffic app, or switching to a more ergonomic hammer. Whatever your job, or industry, you will always relish a new tool or device to make your day a little better and more productive.

We at Rotary feel the same, that’s why we offer a great line of accessories designed improve the quality of an already stellar lift lineup!
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Designing your shop to increase profits without increasing square footage

When it comes to your shop, size matters. Bigger is better. And bigger often means the difference between your shop shutting its doors and your shop thriving well into the future. Just ask one of the 6,000 smaller shops that closed between 2008 and 2014. That’s right. Around 6,000 shops went out of business in less than six years. Here’s something even more mindboggling: During that same time, the number of bays in repair shops across the country grew by around 13,000.

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A Quick Guide to a Greener Shop

We all know what buzz words are, right? The trendy words that grab attention for a short time. For example, “cloud” is all the rage in the tech world now. “Forward thinking” is dominating many industries as well. But what happens to a buzz word that sticks around? The phrase “Going Green” may be the king of all buzz words, and whether you like it or not, it’s here to stay. Whatever your motivation may be, tax incentives, government mandates or your own personal beliefs, reducing your company’s carbon footprint is something you can embrace.   

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