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Friday, 15 September 2017 22:28

U.S. Navy Vet: Gift Puts Him on Road to Opportunity in Chaska, MN

Written by Unsie Zuege, Southwest News Media

Justin Griego had a car---a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. But then it started acting up, becoming much less reliable for him, his fiancee Chelsea Decker, and their young son.

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Some second-generation body shop owners take over their family's business and make it better. Lefler Collision and Glass is one prime example of exactly that. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:00

An Island in Wrigleyville, IL

Written by Mauricio Peña, Chicago Magazine

Walking through Wrigleyville, IL, lately, you’re just as likely to skirt around scaffolding as you are to dodge a drunken fan. The Resendiz family is used to the latter and acclimating to the former: They’ve owned and operated Luis’s Auto Repair for more than 50 years and seen plenty of changes to the neighborhood. 

Maaco, America’s No. 1 auto paint and collision repair provider, announced the opening of a new franchise, Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, at 19560 Burnham Ave., Lynwood, IL, 60411. 

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Impact of Cascade at 5566 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.  

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging company with a dedicated social service mission, has acquired RapidFix brand of adhesives from Boss Products USA, LLC, of Norton Shores, MI.

Freedom High School Automotive in Freedom, WI, has been awarded a $4,300 education grant from the RPM Foundation to support Career and Technical Education. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:20

Auto Body Program Receives Car for Studies

Written by Jordan Spence, The Alpena News

The first day of classes were off to a good start, Alpena Community College instructor Chris Lubiato said August 28.

Monday, 28 August 2017 22:10

Bud Crawford's Conviction for Property Damage Reversed

Written by Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer

Boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford no longer faces 90 days in jail for his role in an April 2016 confrontation at an auto body shop in Omaha, NE, a district court judge ruled August 23. 

This past weekend was a good one for Clay Hoberecht---his lifelong dream of being recognized as a world-class auto painter came true. 

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