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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:56

Accidents Are Up in ND, Sending Body Shops Into Busy Season

Written by Wendy Reuer, West Fargo Pioneer

While this winter hasn't produced record snowfalls so far, January accidents are on track to set a record in West Fargo, ND---sending local body shops into overdrive.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:07

Witnesses of Body Shop Murders in Joliet, IL, Testify in Court

Written by John Ferak, Joliet Patch

Joshua Martin, 28, grew up in Joliet, IL, around the Oram family. He spent considerable time at the family's auto body repair shop, Specialty Fleet Painting, 809 E. Cass St.

Monday, 22 January 2018 22:42

Winter Mix Means Body Shops Are Busy in Missouri

Written by Kelsey Anderson, KFVS12

If you happen to get in a wreck, it could take you a while to get your car fixed.

Monday, 22 January 2018 22:27

Freer Auto Body to Donate Van to Alton, IL, Boys & Girls Club

Written by Jill Moon, The Telegraph

When a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Alton, IL, took the nonprofit organization’s rusty van to undergo repairs, she got more than she bargained for with a monumental contribution from a small business.

Monday, 22 January 2018 21:21

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Cars in Wisconsin

Written by Tatiana Cash, Radio 620 WTMJ

A Wisconsin winter season almost always bring snow---and with a lot of snow, comes a lot of salt and de-icer on the roadways.

Monday, 22 January 2018 18:27

Fire Guts Auto Body Shop Filled With Cars in Evanston, OH

Written by Staff, WCPO

A two-alarm fire caused a "catastrophic collapse" of the roof at Camp's Collision Center at 1930 Dana Ave. in Evanson, OH, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tom Lakamp.

Friday, 19 January 2018 22:20

One Way Collision, Brickner's Set Sights on Joint Venture in Merrill, WI

Written by Jeremy Ratliff, Merrill Foto News

This spring, two long-time Merrill, WI, entrepreneurs will come together for the sake of a common goal: expanding their respective businesses and in turn, raising the bar on the services they offer to the community.

Friday, 19 January 2018 20:55

Fixing Friends' Cars Could Require Permit in IL

Written by Aaron Eades, WCIA 3 News/

Fixing your neighbor's car may sound like a good deed, but it could be against the law. Now, officials are trying to change that.

Friday, 19 January 2018 17:51

Brady, NE, Resident Wins Car Restored by Auto Tech Students

Written by Job Vigil, The North Platte Telegraph

When she saw the car advertised on TV a couple weeks before the State Fair, Linda Ridenour of Brady, NE, told her husband, Ross, she would really like to have the car.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 23:15

Gov. Snyder: Michigan Is Mobility’s Future

Written by Rick Snyder for The Detroit News

Michigan is globally recognized as the hub for automotive innovation, technology, and research. We put the world on wheels and were the first to transform transportation in a way that impacts how we live, work and travel.

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