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1HomePageMap small ne 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

March is the month for celebrating women across America, but for Barry’s Auto Body, women are celebrated each and every day.

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Mike Berounsky, left, and Jason Berounsky are fourth generation owners and operators of Ben's Auto Body on Mirona Road in Portsmouth, now in its 85th year as an independent collision repair shop.  (Photo credit: Paul Briand)

In January 1932, Herbert Hoover was president of the United States, the average cost of a new car was about $600, and Ben Berounsky established the roots of an auto body repair shop on Rogers Street.

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Crossroads Collision Center & Auto Repair owners Chris Sprague and Jen Garneau welcome new customers to their business at 78 West Main Street. (Photo credit: Wicked Local Photo/Kathryn Gallerani)


At Crossroads Collision Center & Auto Repair in Carver, MA, they specialize in collision repair but work on all makes and models of cars.

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An auto body storage building goes up in flames in Cambridge, Maryland.

Alan’s Collision Center, an independent, single-owner Philadelphia auto body repair business, recently announced renewal of its Mercedes-Benz certification with an investment of $80,000 for required equipment and technical training to meet rigorous Mercedes-Benz collision repair standards.

Eleven vehicles had swastikas and other graffiti spray-painted on them over the weekend of February 26 in Orchard Park, NY.

Mobile Auto Body 101 Father Son

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS A CONSUMER-ORIENTED STORY that is reprinted here so that Collision Professionals are more aware of activities and reports in the general media about Collision Repair. We do not endorse or critique any such services. ---Autobody News


In Greenwich, CT, where people rush around and busy parking lots can feel like treacherous games of musical chairs with cars, dings and dents are inevitable.

Carubba Collision of Buffalo, NY recently launched a new website devoted strictly to the employment of candidates interested in a career in the auto body industry. 

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Billy Walkowiak, founder of Collision Safety Consultants


Since Billy Walkowiak founded Collision Safety Consultants seven years ago, he has helped consumers, body shops, dealerships and even insurance companies with diminished value claims as well as inspecting post-repair vehicles to determine whether they were fixed properly.

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Apple Hill Auto & Collision, located in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania body shop has confirmed that it was purchased by LKQ Corporation, one of North America’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers.

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