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Friday, 17 March 2017 15:37

Washington County Body Shops Swamped After I-41 Pileup

Written by Brandon Rook, WTMJ

Washington County Pile Up Damage


The snowstorm on March 14 contributed to many accidents on the roads in Washington County, WI, leaving the county busy, particularly after a pileup on I-41 involving 60 cars.

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Kent Silvester discusses tactics with LeRoy Musick at Mid-Plains Community College in NE. The men drive from Imperial five days a week to take auto body classes in North Platte.

How far would you commute for an education? By the time the current school year is over, Kent Silvester, 66, and LeRoy Musick, 76, will have driven approximately 16,000 miles.

NABR has announced the launch of the VRS Labor Rate Survey in both Kansas and Missouri, sponsored by an anonymous Kansas City metro area collision repair center.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:16

Returning OTC Graduates Provide Real-World Mechanic Experience

Written by Steve R. Koehler, Ozarks Technical Community College

Returning OTC Graduates Cotham

OTC graduate Tyler Cotham (submitted photo)

OTC (Ozarks Technical College) graduates Tyler Cotham and Cory Malicoat believe education is the only way to keep pace with the constant changes in the automotive industry, where technology is as vital to a car or truck as spark plugs and tires.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:18

LTC Starts $1M Auto Tech Center Campaign

Written by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

LTC Starts 1M Auto

Elizabeth Miske, 18, of Plymouth, tests her painting skills with a painting simulator at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Photo credit: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin


The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation in Cleveland, WI has unveiled the public phase of its Advanced Automotive Technology Center campaign, a fundraising effort to support renovation and expansion of the college’s automotive training facilities, the first major update made since 1974.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:23

CARSTAR Action in OH Undergoes Expansion

CARSTAR Action Cleveland


CARSTAR Action, a Cleveland auto body repair shop and collision repair center, recently underwent a large expansion project to increase its service to the town of Euclid and surrounding communities.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 19:31

Local Body Shop Tackles Collision Repair Head-On

Written by Vicki Ikeogu, SCTimes

From its humble beginnings on St. Cloud's north side almost 60 years ago, Peters Body Shop has continued to specialize in one thing: auto body repair.

Maaco Fargo North Dakota


Maaco has added North Dakota to its growing franchise footprint in the United States.

Friday, 10 February 2017 19:20

Two KS O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores Robbed; Suspect Arrested

Written by KAKE News

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.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:08

Melvindale Autobody Shop Likely a Total Loss After Fire

Written by Dave Herndon, News-Herald


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.

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