Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
Maaco Auto Painting & Collision Repair cut the ribbon on its 500th location in North America as it kicks off its 45th anniversary of serving customers across the continent.
Spc. Nikolai Patterson, WTU, holds up the keys to his new-to-him refurbished car gifted by the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program. (Photo credit: Kelby Wingert, Sentinel Staff)
Three Fort Hood Soldiers were handed the keys to their brand-new (to them) cars during the Cowboys Military Combine at AT&T Stadium on February 25. The cars were gifted as part of the Recycled Rides program from the National Auto Body Council.
The Arkansas House Insurance and Commerce Committee voted down Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291, introduced by state Sen. Greg Standridge, R-16, by a voice vote.
Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291, introduced by State Sen. Greg Standridge, R-16, would repeal the requirement for the use of aftermarket crash parts in repair of a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty without the vehicle owner’s written consent.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) kicked off a series of yearlong commemorative events at its annual convention and expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 26 to 29.
Billy Walkowiak, founder of Collision Safety Consultants
Since Billy Walkowiak founded Collision Safety Consultants seven years ago, he has helped consumers, body shops, dealerships and even insurance companies with diminished value claims as well as inspecting post-repair vehicles to determine whether they were fixed properly.
After meeting all of American Honda’s stringent requirements, Ellis County Auto Repair of Waxahachie, Texas has been certified and approved to be the 955th ProFirst Certified Shop in the nation.
Chief has appointed two new distributors to represent its full line of collision repair equipment in Texas.
Wreck Check Car Scan Centers recently announced that they have added Harold and Janet Heisey as their 30th licensee.
Griffith Auto Body now is housed at 301 W. Platte Ave. in Fort Morgan. The shop moved to the new location at the beginning of the year. (Photo credit: Jon A. Yamamoto / Fort Morgan Times)
Driving west on Platte Avenue in Fort Morgan can take one on a ride down memory lane, as old American-made cars from the '50s through the '70s can often be seen in front of Griffith Auto Body, located in the 300 block on the north side of the street.
Last November, a 2011 Toyota Camry was brought into Coach Works Auto Body for a post-repair inspection.
Marcie Mack is director of Oklahoma CareerTech.
Producing enough workers who can do the job--today and tomorrow--is a challenge that keeps Oklahoma's CareerTech system buzzing.
A pollution inversion over the Salt Lake Valley as seen from an airplane returning to Salt Lake International Airport Friday December 30, 2016. (Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality.