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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. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:20

Auto Body Program Receives Car for Studies

Written by Jordan Spence, The Alpena News

The first day of classes were off to a good start, Alpena Community College instructor Chris Lubiato said August 28.

Monday, 28 August 2017 22:10

Bud Crawford's Conviction for Property Damage Reversed

Written by Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer

Boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford no longer faces 90 days in jail for his role in an April 2016 confrontation at an auto body shop in Omaha, NE, a district court judge ruled August 23. 

This past weekend was a good one for Clay Hoberecht---his lifelong dream of being recognized as a world-class auto painter came true. 

Monday, 21 August 2017 16:16

Hail Brings Big Business to Local Auto Body Shop

Written by Tessa Thomas, KEVN Black Hills Fox

Although hail is bad news for most, it means big business for others.

CARSTAR Metcalf in Stillwell, KS, is now locally owned and operated and uses BASF’s Glasurit 90 Line paint system.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:14

'Working Feverishly': Roofers, Auto Shops Race to Keep Up with Carthage Hailstorm Recovery

Written by Koby Levin, The Joplin Globe

Months after the worst hail storm to hit Carthage, MO, in decades, clean-up is still in full swing.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 18:29

May 2017 SWCC Graduate Takes First in National Auto Repair Competition

Written by Alex Felker, CNA staff reporter - Creston News

“I honestly didn’t expect to win,” said Joel Hartstack, May 2017 Southwestern Community College (SWCC in Creston, IA) auto collision repair and refinish graduate.

Monday, 07 August 2017 21:53

After Hot Rod Crashes, the Owner is Suing Wichita Business for $700,000

Written by Tim Potter, Wichita Eagle

A battle over a valuable hot rod – involving one of the biggest names in the Wichita car world – is being waged in federal court.

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