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Carl Swope, owner of the Swope Family of Dealerships, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky


Earlier this year, Carl Swope learned he received the 2017 Time Dealer of the Year Award during the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

Nagys Jordan
Jordan Wincek, the lead painter at Nagy’s Green location in Akron, Ohio


Based in Ohio, Nagy's Collision Centers is an award-winning family-owned collision repair facility.

Monday, 17 April 2017 16:22

State Shuts Down Unlicensed Body Shop in MI After FOX 2 Story

Written by Taryn Asher, FOX 2

Shut down Shop

The state is now getting involved after FOX 2 exposed an auto body shop in Redford Township, MI that has been taking advantage of its customers.

Axalta Ford GT Colors Detroit


Axalta Coating Systems recently sponsored the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit section event on April 5, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

A number of bills impacting collision repairers have been introduced in state legislatures throughout the Midwest this year.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:46

Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage to IN Body Shop

Written by FOX59 WEB

IA Body shop fire

A fire caused parts of an auto body shop in Indianapolis to collapse on the city’s near southwest side on April 11.

Esquivel Illinois Shop Helps Community
Midwest Auto Body decided to give a car to a worthy recipient, and as a result, local Catholic seminarian and missionary Marco Franco got a 2006 Mercury Milan from this shop in Melrose, IL.


Last year, I interviewed Jose Esquivel, the owner of Midwest Auto Body in Melrose, IL about his journey into collision repair.

CARSTAR Liss Indiana

CARSTAR Liss Auto Body has been a trusted repair shop and collision repair center in Crown Point, IN, for more than 70 years.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:13

Rollover Crash Simulator Built by MO Students Unveiled

Written by Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer

Rollover Simulator Straatmann Toyota


The Franklin County Sheriff’s office has a new tool that shows the dangers of driving unbuckled.

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