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Even when the driver won’t cooperate, the insurance company must pay the claim.

Friday, 07 July 2017 17:12

(Not) Hot Wheels: Feds Say Thief Left Cars, Took Bins

Written by Robert Snell , The Detroit News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has two of the most-stolen cars in the country, but one alleged thief scored a multimillion-dollar payday by bypassing the automaker’s fleet.

June 19 to June 23, technical school students from across the United States gathered in Louisville, Kentucky for the SkillsUSA National competition. Trades of every sort were represented, from collision repair to cake decorating.

PNC Riverarch Capital announced today the acquisition of Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (PSE), a leading distributor of automotive coatings in the United States.

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Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS), SATA®, AkzoNobel, as well as numerous other donors, have partnered to provide SkillsUSA® with a second professional-grade finishing environment for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

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Erie LaSalle Body Shop was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1934.


In 1934, Ivan Goodmonson established Erie LaSalle Body Shop in Chicago, Illinois.

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Mid-Plains Community College Automotive Technology instructor Bryan Herrick and MPCC Auto Body Technology instructor Don Wilson pull the cover off a 1965 Chevrolet Impala on June 12 at North Platte Buick GMC. The Impala is the college’s 13th raffle car. 


The 2017 Mid-Plains Community College raffle car is a 1965 Chevrolet Impala.

Friday, 02 June 2017 18:11

ATC Auto Body Program Ends; Machine Tools Stays

Written by Christy Howell-Hoots, The Ledger Independent

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In this April 2016 file photo, Mason County Area Technology Center students and instructor Daniel Thomas gather around thier project, a 1940 Ford that they rebuilt and converted to a 'Rat Rod' in their auto body class. (Photo Credit: Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent)


The auto body mechanic program at the Mason County Area Technology Center in Maysville, KY will be shelved for the next school year, while the machine tools program will continue.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:46

Local Auto Shops Help Repair Teen's Vandalized Car

Written by Sydney Kern, KDLT

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SIOUX FALLS, SD – Multiple businesses in the Sioux Empire are coming to a teen’s aid after his car was significantly vandalized.

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Waubonsee Community College auto body student, Melanie Thomas, has placed first three times in regional SkillsUSA competitions.


Melanie Thomas decided her senior year that she was going to take every automotive course offered at Marengo High School in Illinois.

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