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Monday, 16 October 2017 23:14

CO Body Shops Help Beat-up Police Cruisers Get New Paint Jobs

Written by Ryan Severance, The Pueblo Cheiftain

Law enforcement vehicles have been transformed, thanks to the generosity of some local businesses.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:02

Undercurrent of Autonomous Revolution Emerges on Scottsdale, AZ, Streets

Written by Melissa Fittro, Scottsdale Independent

The modern-day automobile industry and marketplace is on the brink of evolution, according to one autonomous vehicle consultant.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:15

High School Student Shares Plans for Future amidst Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Kingwood Park, TX, native Cameren May discovered his love for “anything with a motor” when his dad brought home a 1981 Firebird for them to work on just two years ago.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:08

Collision Repair Instructor Shares Experience of Hurricane Harvey

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston, TX, at the end of August, causing an estimated $70 billion to $200 billion worth of damage and taking the lives of 70 Americans. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:48

Texas Shops Speak Out Against Photo Estimating

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Since insurance companies began utilizing cell phone apps for photo estimating a few years ago, it has become a topic of great concern among many collision repair professionals.

For the 15th straight year, Service King Collision Repair Centers and its teammates were recognized by The Dallas Business Journal as part of the publication’s annual DFW Best Places to Work list. 

Friday, 29 September 2017 21:11

CARSTAR East Valley Opens in Mesa, AZ

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the opening of CARSTAR East Valley Collision at 50 W. Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85210.  

Texas State Technical College students Hector Corujo and Jose M. Rodriguez have a lot in common.

Monday, 25 September 2017 23:28

In Houston, Low-Income Residents Struggle after Losing Vehicles in Floods

Written by Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune

Daniel Gonzalez stood next to his father under the shade of a tree at the Imperial Oaks apartment complex, and offered fallow glances at the parking lot where the men’s two immobile vehicles sat.

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Southeast part of Texas during the weekend of August 25-27, many small towns along the coast were utterly devastated and destroyed.

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