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Astech Expands Headquarters Plano


Repairify, makers of the asTech™ device, opened its new headquarters this month in Plano, TX.

Scott Morris Ranger Collision Owner
Ranger Collision and Custom owner Scott Morris inside of his shop.


Scott Morris, owner of Ranger Collision & Custom, a complete auto body repair, restoration and frame repair shop, found his calling in life as a young boy working with his dad in his garage.

Foster worked on Varley’s 1980 Ford Mustang, “The Gold Car” for the Street Outlaws series.


In Edmond, Oklahoma, Dave Foster recalls growing up in the 1990s during the mini truck era, learning about vehicles while shaving door handles and disassembling trucks.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

U.S. Army veteran new car

A U.S. Army veteran will receive some much needed help for his daily commutes.

The latest version of a Texas House bill would determine the state's prevailing rate through a "transparent and unbiased" third-party labor rate survey.

Man Robbed Body Shop
Luna agreed to pay the man up to $400 a week for his work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)


A Phoenix auto shop owner says a homeless man that he put to work took advantage of his goodwill by stealing his tools and a customer’s truck.

Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG), the largest Maaco franchisee in North America, recently opened a new Maaco store in Kingman, Arizona.

A number of bills potentially impacting collision repairers have been introduced in state legislatures throughout the Southwest this year.

A towing company with ties to USA Auto Collision Center--a business on Houston’s south side that was shut down after a Channel 2 investigation last year--is accused of similar bad behavior after drivers lodged some complaints.

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