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
As U.S. citizens struggle in Puerto Rico after the most recent devastating hurricane, more Fort Wayne and area churches and groups are continuing to help survivors of earlier Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft of dozens of mechanics’ tools from a customer’s vehicle while it was at a Fenton-area auto body shop.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning consumers of the potential for cars flooded by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to make their way to the Bluegrass State and be resold as "rebuilt" cars.
Two more business groups---a chain of auto body repair shops and a group of fitness clubs---have been added to the growing list of shops being sued under an Illinois law governing how businesses are supposed to handle the collection and use of employees’ and customers’ fingerprints and other so-called biometric information.
A Sun Prairie, WI, man was sentenced to prison for theft and fraud after a December 2016 arrest for doing illegal auto body work.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Fabel West at 1991 Prospect Court, Appleton, WI 54914 and a second satellite location, CARSTAR Fabel of Waupaca, located at N. 3303 Grand Seasons Dr., Waucapa, WI, 54981. The CARSTAR locations are owned by Scott Fabel.
Justin Griego had a car---a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. But then it started acting up, becoming much less reliable for him, his fiancee Chelsea Decker, and their young son.
Some second-generation body shop owners take over their family's business and make it better. Lefler Collision and Glass is one prime example of exactly that.
Walking through Wrigleyville, IL, lately, you’re just as likely to skirt around scaffolding as you are to dodge a drunken fan. The Resendiz family is used to the latter and acclimating to the former: They’ve owned and operated Luis’s Auto Repair for more than 50 years and seen plenty of changes to the neighborhood.
Maaco, America’s No. 1 auto paint and collision repair provider, announced the opening of a new franchise, Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, at 19560 Burnham Ave., Lynwood, IL, 60411.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Impact of Cascade at 5566 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.
Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging company with a dedicated social service mission, has acquired RapidFix brand of adhesives from Boss Products USA, LLC, of Norton Shores, MI.
Freedom High School Automotive in Freedom, WI, has been awarded a $4,300 education grant from the RPM Foundation to support Career and Technical Education.