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CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts was honored as a top business by the Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards in Sarpy County, NE.  

Zara’s Collision Center will give away a completely refurbished vehicle to a deserving individual on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at noon in Springfield, IL.

CARSTAR 76, located in Grand Rapids, MI, has brought home the Progressive Insurance Top Gun award for the third quarter of 2017.

Friday, 01 December 2017 00:12

Young Women Take Aim at EHOVE Vocational Career Center in Milan, OH

Written by Judith Linder-Ashakih, Norwalk Reflector

Young women are on their way to breaking through the glass ceilings of male-dominated professions at EHOVE Career Center in Milan, OH---and they are having fun doing it.

The automobile of the future could be shaped, in part, by Cedarville University industrial and innovative design (IID) students. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 23:53

Building an Auto Repair Workforce in Kokomo, IN

Written by Alyx Arnett, Kokomo Perspective

Local businesses are getting proactive at bridging the skills gap for automotive and collision repair technicians.

The CARSTAR Omaha locations helped make the upcoming holiday season special for one community organization this year, presenting the keys to a minivan to a Salvation Army chaplain during its annual Tree of Lights Kickoff in Omaha.

At CARSTAR Wally’s Auto Body, there’s a slightly prehistoric approach at the shop---not in the way it repairs vehicles, but in the form of the mascot that graces the front of the location and welcomes customers.

Paducah resident Brandon Gossett is the first student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) to receive I-CAR Pro Level 1 certification in painting and refinishing.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:11

Vehicle Donation in MN Equals Ability for Holiday Travel

Written by Edie Schmierbach, Mankato Free Press

Right after she received the phone call from Dan Jones at Minnesota Valley Action Council with the news that she'd just won a refurbished car, Shannon Pierce retold the announcement to her children. 

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