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Friday, 08 September 2017 21:30

Florida Car Dealers Say Insurers Halting Policies Ahead of Irma

Written by Gabrielle Coppola and Jamie Butters, Bloomberg

Insurers including Progressive Corp. and Allstate Corp. have stopped issuing policies on new cars in certain Florida counties, hindering vehicle sales days before Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit the state.

Friday, 08 September 2017 16:39

Preston High's Career & Technical Ed Program among the Top in West Virginia

Written by Cynthia McCLoud, Preston County News & Journal

Preston High School’s Career & Technical Education program is the most impressive in West Virginia — for its variety of courses, student performance and how many students complete all the courses in an area of study.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Lexington Collision Center at 1840 Augusta Highway in Lexington, SC. 

Team PRP Premium Recycled Parts will welcome new member Carolina Salvage, in Rock Hill, SC, effective Sept. 6.

Car Guys Collision Repair has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gunder’s Auto Repair in Lakeland, FL.

Audi Hilton Head will break ground on a new 30,000-square-foot facility at New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, SC, on Aug. 22, according to a news release from the company.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 15:41

Statesville Brothers to Host Free Back-to-School Bash

Written by James Neal, Statesville Record & Landmark

Brothers Chattney and Keyon Harris, owners of J&C's Auto Body & Detail Shop, want to bring the Statesville community together for a back-to-school bash.

On August 1, Service King Collision Repair Centers®, a national leader in high-quality automotive collision repair service, announced the organization has officially added its fourth Tampa location as part of the company's ongoing strategic growth initiative. 

A Florida man was killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator while doing a DIY repair in June last year.

In response to members' requests, the Women's Industry Network (WIN®) hosted its first three regional events in Southern California, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA, on June 13 and 14.

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