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Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:59

Rolla, MO, Technical Institute Instructor Obtains Rare I-CAR Certification

Written by Corbin Kottmann, The Rolla Daily News

Mike Hofstetter, collision repair instructor at Rolla Technical Institute (RTI), currently teaches 30 students, a mix of first and second years.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:08

CARSTAR Imperial Auto Works Opens in Skokie, IL

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the opening of CARSTAR Imperial Auto Works, located at 3620 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60076.  It is owned by Jake Grinshpun.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:43

Detroit Cops Charged for Taking Bribes From Auto Repair Shops

Written by Violet Ikonomova, Detroit Metro Times

A half-dozen current or former Detroit, MI, police officers have been charged with extortion for taking bribes from auto repair shop owners in exchange for referring stolen and abandoned vehicles recovered in the city to their shops. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:24

Hastings, MN, Collision Technician Receives National Award

Written by Staff, Hastings Star Gazette

Bryce Anderson, an ASE-certified collision repair technician from Hastings, MN, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year. 

Monday, 18 December 2017 23:37

Auto Body Shops Stay Busy During Winter in WI

Written by Mimi Mitrovic, WAOW ABC 9

As winter moves in Wisconsin, local body shops are tied up with preparing your vehicles for the season.

Monday, 18 December 2017 19:56

IN High School Students Build Truck Inspired by 'Fury Road'

Written by Brittani Howell, Herald Times Online

The students at the Hoosier Hills Career Center in Bloomington, IN, wouldn’t call their long-running automotive project a “monster truck,” per se.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:03

Omaha, NE, Marine Veteran Surprised With New Wheels

Written by Steffani Nolte, KMTV 3 News Now

CARSTAR Auto Body gave an Omaha Marine veteran an early Christmas gift on Dec. 6---the keys to a 2008 Honda Accord.

Jamie Smith, a single mother of two, and Alana Yates, a single mother of three, received vehicles on Dec. 6 in Springfield, IL, thanks to Zara’s Collision Center’s Benevolence Program.

Friday, 08 December 2017 00:06

Auto Body Shop in Wapakoneta, OH, Holds Grand Opening

Written by A.J. Hecht, Wapakoneta Daily News

The Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member on Nov. 30, holding a ribbon cutting at Auglaize Auto Body’s newly renovated workshop on Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta, OH. 

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts was honored as a top business by the Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards in Sarpy County, NE.  

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