Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
A string of robberies at an auto parts chain in Wichita, KS took a new twist on February 6, when two of them were robbed within minutes of each other.
The repair shop portion of the building is likely a total loss after a Jan. 30 fire ravaged the building. Photo courtesy of Ian Kushnir.
Firefighters were called to a commercial building in Melvindale, MI for a fire with reports of several small explosions heard inside on January 30.
Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated franchise in Mankato, Minnesota, recently announced that it is now a ProFirst Certified shop.
2017 Sketchbattle amateur winner Ian Bass discussing his drawing with judges. (photo by BradZieglar.com)
Casey Swanseger, designer at a Detroit automotive original equipment manufacturer, and Ian Bass, student at the College for Creative Studies, won the 2017 Middlecott Sketch Experiment presented by BASF.
(Photo credit: FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
January 5 marked one year since someone walked into a North College Hill, OH auto body shop, robbed the owner, and shot and killed him.
Photo credit: Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News
Morris Motors will have to wait a little longer to open up shop in north Newton, IA.
From left are Dick Hedahl, president and CEO of Hedahls; John Bartlett, executive chairman of APH; Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH; and Larry Lysengen, COO of Hedahls.
Longtime Bismarck, ND auto parts store Hedahls has been sold to Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.
An Iowa City auto body shop owner says it's important to clean cars immediately following storms that salt or brine are used on. If not, you run the risk of allowing that to corrode its metal.
1Collision Network has announced its entrance into Minnesota with the addition of five locations in the Minneapolis - St Paul marketplace.
Four dust free spray booths that are environmentally friendly are located in the facility. (Ray Skowronek, The Macomb Daily)
Moran Chevrolet has a new state of the art collision center that strives to be a comfortable place, not only for those who need to have work done on their cars, but also for those employees doing the work.
Cross Auto Body in Edwardsville, IL
An IL auto body shop alleges a former employee failed to exhaust her administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against due to her pregnancy.
The much-anticipated official grand opening of the Gateway Community & Technical College Transportation Technology Center in Florence, KY took place on December 7 with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.