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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 21:55

Car Insurance Companies Offering Photo Claim Options

Written by Kaitlin Goslee, FOX 61

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 Bill Denya of Denya’s Auto Body

 

The auto body industry reached out to FOX61 in Hartford, CT with concerns over a new technology many car insurance companies are encouraging customers to use.

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Employees attend training on a consistent basis to stay up-to-date with changes in the industry

 

At Marshall’s Auto Body in Billerica, Massachusetts, Jayce Mitchell said the primary focus of the body shop is to always get a customer’s car and life back in order ASAP.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:28

'Tyrannical' Cop Charged in Slate Belt Auto Body Shop Disturbance

Written by Jim Deegan, LeighValleyLive.com

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The citations against police officer Daniel Dieter accuse him of causing public alarm and "acting in a loud and tyrannical manner." (Photo: Jim Deegan | For lehighvalleylive.com)

 

A police officer who works for three Lehigh Valley, PA departments was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after he caused a disturbance at a Slate Belt auto body shop this week, police said.

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP, citing alleged breach of contract.

Monday, 05 June 2017 23:13

Business Owners Sue Town Council for Refusal to Fix Drainage System

Written by Louie Torres, PennRecord

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PHILADELPHIA — Two individuals are suing the Municipality of Norristown and Norristown Municipal Council, alleging violation of civil rights and violation of federal law for refusing to repair a public drainage system under their business.

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PHILADELPHIA – An automobile owner claims her Volvo dealership and an auto body shop didn’t make necessary repairs to her vehicle in a timely manner, nor did her insurance company ensure the repairs were completed.

Friday, 26 May 2017 21:21

UPDATE: Auto Shop Accused of Taking Money from Customers' Insurance Companies

Written by ARNOLD DIAZ, PIX11

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THE BRONX — A Bronx auto body shop stands accused of taking money from customers’ insurance companies, but not fixing their cars.

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With a full fleet, Elite Electronics is able to respond quickly when their customers call, which include MSOs such as ABRA, Service King, Gerber Collision and Caliber Collision.

 

After the economic implosion of 2008, many body shops decided to add mechanical repair to their menus of services and quickly found out it wasn't quite that easy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:00

Student Goes From Sheet Cake to Sheet Metal

Written by Sarah E. Reynolds

 

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Gold medalist Thia Carter shows the fender she used in her job skills demonstration at the Maine SkillsUSA competition. She will take her demo on the road in June to compete in the nationals in Louisville, KY.

 


Thia Carter, of Camden, ME, has been an auto body repair student at Mid-Coast School of Technology for less than two years, but she has come a long way in that time – far enough to win a gold medal for her job skills demonstration in the SkillsUSA Maine competition, held at the United Technology Center in Bangor March 2 and 3.

Monday, 15 May 2017 20:10

Sole Female Contestant Takes Second at SkillsUSA Competition

Written by Eric Retzlaff, The Leader-Herald

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Megan Alikonis at the New York state SkillsUSA competition, where she was the only female out of 22 contestants. She took second place. (Photo submitted)

 

"I didn’t think I was going to win," said Megan Alikonis.

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