Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Five South Valley men, including two from Gilroy, CA, and two from San Martin, CA, were charged with running a $235,948 insurance scam in which they faked 18 car accidents and billed insurance companies for work that was never done.
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the Dec. 5, 2017 acquisition of a collision repair center in Tumwater, WA, which previously operated as Bernie's Custom Paint and Collision Repair and has served the community for 43 years.
On Nov. 10, Mike’s Auto Body celebrated Veteran's Day by participating in Fairfield's annual Veteran's Day Parade and presenting two completely refurbished vehicles to active military families stationed at Travis Air Force Base.
Authorities suspect arson after a fire gutted a Bassett, CA, auto body shop during the early morning of Nov. 26, destroying six cars parked inside.
Pete's Auto Body, an automotive repair shop specializing in collision repair services, is pleased to announce it has partnered with BizIQ, a Phoenix-based web marketing company that works with small businesses throughout the United States and Canada.
Auburn is one of 50 high schools in eight states to receive a $10,000 grant from the Ingersoll Rand Foundation to fund improvements to its automotive technology programs.
Norm Chapman, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Professor of Automotive Technology, has received this year’s Byrl Shoemaker Industry Education Alliance Instructor of the Year award.
The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Salem, OR, added collision repair to its roster in August 2017 as part of the school’s initial expansion plan.
On Oct. 9, five homes in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove community belonging to the family of the late Gene Crozat, founder of Santa Rosa-based G&C Auto Body, burned to the ground in the North Bay, CA, fires.
Most of the time, Cook's Collision and Mike's Auto Body, two of the largest body shop chains in the Bay Area, are friendly competitors.