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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 23:53

Building an Auto Repair Workforce in Kokomo, IN

Written by Alyx Arnett, Kokomo Perspective

Local businesses are getting proactive at bridging the skills gap for automotive and collision repair technicians.

The CARSTAR Omaha locations helped make the upcoming holiday season special for one community organization this year, presenting the keys to a minivan to a Salvation Army chaplain during its annual Tree of Lights Kickoff in Omaha.

At CARSTAR Wally’s Auto Body, there’s a slightly prehistoric approach at the shop---not in the way it repairs vehicles, but in the form of the mascot that graces the front of the location and welcomes customers.

Paducah resident Brandon Gossett is the first student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) to receive I-CAR Pro Level 1 certification in painting and refinishing.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:11

Vehicle Donation in MN Equals Ability for Holiday Travel

Written by Edie Schmierbach, Mankato Free Press

Right after she received the phone call from Dan Jones at Minnesota Valley Action Council with the news that she'd just won a refurbished car, Shannon Pierce retold the announcement to her children. 

Aleris recently announced the opening of its aluminum automotive body sheet production facility in Lewisport, KY.  

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts welcomes CARSTAR Wyatt’s Collision Repair at 321 East 1st St., in Gibson City, IL, owned by Ken Wyatt, to the CARSTAR family.

CARSTAR 76, located in Grand Rapids, MI, found a new way to connect with its local community this fall–helping a local family set sail in a CARSTAR-branded kayak.

There are more than 5.8 million vehicle collisions a year.  

Mark Battenfield of Battman Collision Repair in Sand Springs, OK, has his hands full these days with never-ending collision repair work. 

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