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Vision for Collision Business
Transportation Systems  

  Inquiry Based Unit
Essential Question
How do we develop and design a cost-effective business model for a start-up collision-repair business?
Critical Questions
 Business and Industry Resources

  • Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration
  • EPA & OSHA
  • Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Local collision-repair shops
  • Local paint and equipment jobbers (e.g., DuPont, PPG, Sherwin-Williams)
  • Large-equipment vendors who supply frame machines, spray booths, lifts, and alignment racks
  • Hazardous material haulers (Safety-Kleen Systems)
  • Local banks
Estimated time:
 45 minutes a day, 8–9 weeks. Some can be out-of-class time. Time requirements will vary, depending on desired scope of project.

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