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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.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:11

Veteran Falls on Hard Times and Receives New Car

Written by Donald Jordan, KVOA

U.S. Army veteran new car

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

Monday, 17 April 2017 22:26

Texas Bill Demands Independent Survey of Auto Body Labor Rates

Written by Houston Auto Body Association

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.

Monday, 17 April 2017 19:43

Man Posing as Worker Steals From Phoenix Body Shop Owner

Written by Zahid Arab, KPHO/KTVK

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.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:22

Towing Company Tied to Shut Down Shop Now Under Investigation

Written by Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

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.

San Antonio Recycled URG 2
Representatives from Caliber Collision and Farmers unveil the 2014 Ford Fusion presented by the National Auto Body Council at the conclusion of the URG Conference.


Members of the National Auto Body Council and the United Recyclers Group gave a single mother and her three young children in San Antonio a much-needed lift when they presented the family with a practically brand new car fully loaded with gifts and toys.

Friday, 07 April 2017 22:00

Louisiana's Lawsuit Against State Farm Lies Dormant

Written by John Severance

Nothing has happened for more than a year, but Louisiana’s lawsuit against insurance carrier State Farm is still alive.

Video from a security camera at Auto Xtreme Collision Center in Lafayette, Louisiana caught a tornado picking up a car and flipping it in the air during the early April storm, KTRK ABC 13 reported.

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