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Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:51

Auto Repairers Explain Importance of Cleaning Cars After Ice and Snow Storms

Written by Jalyn Souchek, Reporter, KWWL-TV, Waterloo, Iowa

An Iowa City auto body shop owner says it's important to clean cars immediately following storms that salt or brine are used on. If not, you run the risk of allowing that to corrode its metal.

1Collision Network has announced its entrance into Minnesota with the addition of five locations in the Minneapolis - St Paul marketplace.

Friday, 13 January 2017 18:53

Moran Chevrolet in Clinton Township Has New Collision Center

Written by Erica Stark, The Macomb Daily

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Four dust free spray booths that are environmentally friendly are located in the facility. (Ray Skowronek, The Macomb Daily)


Moran Chevrolet has a new state of the art collision center that strives to be a comfortable place, not only for those who need to have work done on their cars, but also for those employees doing the work.

Friday, 13 January 2017 18:17

IL Auto Body Shop Says Former Employee Failed to Exhaust Administrative Remedies in Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Written by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo, Madison-St. Clair Record


Cross Auto Body in Edwardsville, IL


An IL auto body shop alleges a former employee failed to exhaust her administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against due to her pregnancy.



The much-anticipated official grand opening of the Gateway Community & Technical College Transportation Technology Center in Florence, KY took place on December 7 with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:37

Auto Body Shop Catches Fire in Newport, KY

Written by Zachary Rogers, WKRC

newport fire


A fire broke out at Collins Auto Body at 200 Licking Pike in Newport, KY on the morning of January 5.

Monday, 09 January 2017 23:54

Gobel's Collision in MO Certified by Assured Performance

Written by West Plains Daily Quill Staff

Gobel's Collision Repair, Inc. of West Plains, MO has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications.

Friday, 06 January 2017 23:51

Community College in MI Examines Future of Auto Body Program

Written by Jordan Spence, The Alpena News

Alpena Community College officials continue to look into if, and how, they should reinstate the auto body repair program.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:49

IA Body Shops Busy After Snowy Weekend

Written by Shirley Descorbeth, KWWL

Body Shops Busy MW

Photo credit: KWWL

After a snowy mid-December weekend, many drivers are going to auto body shops in hopes of repairing their cars.

Friday, 23 December 2016 18:03

Penney’s Auto Body in OH Consolidates at Ravenna Shop

Written by Estelle R. Brown, weeklyvillager.com


Photo credit: weeklyvillager.com


A family business that has served Garrettsville for nearly 40 years is consolidating its talent and resources in Ravenna, OH, effective January 1, 2017.

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