Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia
Two thirds of the roughly 2.3 million vehicles in Florida with potentially deadly Takata airbags have not yet been repaired, according to new figures released June 1, 2017, by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).
The SkillsUSA North Carolina State Championships took place April 24-28, 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center. The conference was the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina history with more than 1,900 outstanding career and technical education students competing in 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests.
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.
In Concord, North Carolina, the industry had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at Axalta’s new Customer Experience Center during the grand opening on May 16.
(Left to right) Robert McKenzie, executive director of RDA; event co-organizers Georgia Thorson and Steve Plier; and Moose Simmons, Overnight Parts Alliance.
National paint companies, equipment and tool manufacturers, major vehicle OEMs and industry experts all came together during the Southern Automotive Repair Conference (SARC) in April.
Students in Preston High School's Auto Collision Repair class repaired a 2005 Chevy Malibu LT.
After a wreck that left a car nearly ready for the junkyard, Preston High School’s Auto Collision Repair class in Kingwood, WV came to the rescue.
Image via Fairfax County Police
A man was shot and killed during an argument that escalated in an auto body shop at the 5700 block of General Washington Drive in the Fairfax County area of Alexandria, VA on the morning of April 29, police say.
Every time the door opens to the Southside Rides garage on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte, NC, it's opening the door to new lives.
FCA US celebrated the official April 18 opening of a new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia.
Lake Technical College in Eustis, FL is proud to announce that Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing student Vicky Lambert is the well-deserving recipient of a 2017 Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Scholarship.
On April 5, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested 32-year-old Takeitha Morley, charging her with embezzlement/theft over $10,000.
Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the March 31, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Hinesville, Georgia.