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Monday, 11 December 2017 18:27

South Valley, CA, Locals Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud

Written by Brad Kava, Gilroy Dispatch

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. 

Friday, 01 December 2017 19:25

Arson Suspected in Auto Body Shop Fire in Bassett, CA

Written by Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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.

Friday, 01 December 2017 18:26

Driver Crashes Into Portland, OR, Auto Body Shop

Written by Staff, KATU

A driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel during the early morning of Nov. 26 when he crashed into an auto body shop in southeast Portland, OR.

Monday, 27 November 2017 23:49

New Push for Not Your Grandfather’s Vocational Training in CA

Written by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald

Shop classes. Vocational training. Career Technical Education. Career Education programs.

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.

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:52

Auburn School District Auto Program in WA Receives $10,000

Written by Staff, Auburn Reporter

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.

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:49

CTEC in OR Adds Collision Repair Program with Modern Equipment

Written by Victoria Antonelli

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. 

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