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Matthew McDonnell, owner of Big Sky Collision Center

 

Body shops across the country watched with interest as the world’s largest publically-traded property and casualty insurer announced it would pay for pre- and post-repair scans on vehicles 1990 and newer. 

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Axalta's head trainer at their Pomona location, Mike Fowler, instructs an attendee who is painting a panel using Candy CFX.

 

On January 30, Autobody News participated in Axalta's Wet on Wet Roundtable at the company's training center in Pomona, CA.

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Camille Eber, owner of Fix Auto Portland East and Fix Auto Gladstone in Oregon.

 

Camille Eber began working at her parent’s Oregon body shop, Roth & Miller Autobody, in 1986.

Sacramento, California-based Auto Body Collision Repair Shop has announced that they are expanding their repair center to Modesto, CA.

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Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA won an Excellence in Community Service Award at SEMA last year from the National Auto Body Council for her outstanding charitable efforts and volunteerism, including mentoring at-risk youth and disabled adults.

By working hard and doing all the right things for the right reasons, Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA is a shining example of how good things happen to good people.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 22:29

Vallejo Body Shop Gives Away its 11th Car

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For the 11th time, Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA presented a completely refurbished vehicle for a deserving family through its participation in the national Selected Benevolence Program.

 

Just like Nigel Tufnel said in the film This is Spinal Tap, "This one goes to 11!"

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown which was operating in San Diego County.


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Photo credit: The Richmond Standard

Savy Ly has operated an auto repair and maintenance shop at 12920 San Pablo Ave. for about 15 years.

Firefighters from multiple municipalities surrounded an Oakland warehouse located at 17949 West Colonial Drive Saturday night as they battled the flames that engulfed the 6,000-square-foot building, which operated as an auto body shop.

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Photo credit: KTVZ.com

 

It's no secret that this winter already has been rough on Central Oregon drivers, and crashes are up. One business--auto body repair shops--has seen an uptick in business as a result.

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