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Tom & Ed’s Autobody dates back to 1983 when Tom Tylka and his partner, Ed, moved their garage operation into a 2,000-square-foot facility in Schererville, Indiana, after quitting their jobs at an engineering company.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:07

Matt's Automotive Adds 3rd Location, Collision Repair in ND

Written by Dave Olson, Inforum

Matt Lachowitzer owns a number of businesses. Perhaps the best known are his Matt's Automotive Service Centers---one in Moorhead, MN, and one in Fargo, ND.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:43

MI Collision Repair Shop Owner Bribes Police Officer

Written by Robert Snell, The Detroit News

A city police officer in Detroit, MI, has pleaded guilty to extortion for pocketing bribes from an auto collision shop owner.

Monday, 12 February 2018 22:57

Northwest Technical School Shows Off Project Car in Maryville, MO

Written by Jessika Eidson, The Maryville Forum

One recently restored, ‘50s-era car was on display at Kansas City’s World of Wheels event the weekend of Feb. 9--11.

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Monday, 12 February 2018 18:38

Springfield, MO, Auto Body Shops Slammed with Business

Written by Brea Douglas,

If there's anything the bad weather has taught us recently, it's that Mother Nature can put a beating on our cars.

On Feb. 7, the Missouri House Transportation Committee held a hearing to address House Bill (HB) 1444. HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program.

Monday, 12 February 2018 17:44

Meriden, KS, Body Shop Owner Watches as Fire Destroys Classic Cars

Written by Morgan Chilson, The Topeka Capital-Journal

During the early hours of Feb. 7, Mike Garrison stood in front of his Meriden, KS, auto body, restoration and paint business and watched it burn to the ground.

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Friday, 09 February 2018 23:50

Career Academy Students Assist Iowa Body Shop for Job Shadow Day

Written by Hans Madsen, The Messenger

Mike Sittig, a body technician at Curt Bacon Body Shop, got a little help Feb. 2 with preparing the surface of a damaged door that he was going to repaint.

Friday, 09 February 2018 22:34

Winter Storm Keeps Body Shops Busy in Cedar Rapids, IA

Written by Phil Reed, KCRG-TV9

Any time we're buried in snow, body shops get buried in work.

Friday, 09 February 2018 18:25

Students Repair Police Cruiser Totaled During 2016 Cavs Celebration in OH

Written by Sam Allard, Cleveland Scene

During the joyous, raucous celebration of the 2016 Cavaliers championship on the streets of downtown Cleveland, OH, fans destroyed a police cruiser.

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