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Thursday, 11 May 2017 18:43

State of the Art Auto Shop Opens at Morro Bay High School

Written by Michael Colaianni, KCOY

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Morro Bay High School for a brand new, state of the art body shop. (Michael Colaianni / KCOY photo)


A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 5 at Morro Bay High School in CA for a brand new, state of the art body shop.

Monday, 08 May 2017 18:02

ISU Graduate Enters Nontraditional Career Path

Written by Kendra Evensen, Idaho State Journal

ISU Graduate Nontraditional Career Path
Abigail Rhoads, right, works on the fender of a car at Jack's Auto Body in Pocatello, ID, as mother Teena Rhoads looks on.


Abigail Rhoads is among the 2,313 students graduating from Idaho State University this spring.

Friday, 05 May 2017 15:55

Autobody Mews: Tech Rescues Cat Trapped in Car in Record Time

Written by Neil Zawicki, Albany Democrat-Herald

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Technicians at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR spent most of two hours removing this cat, named Boots, from the interior of the dashboard assembly of a 2015 Dodge Journey.  The cat had wedged itself after a house fire in April sent it outside.


A fluffy orange cat sat in a carrier on the counter in the parts and service department at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 18:19

Auto Body Shop Donates Labor, Materials to Save Waverly Duck

Written by Neil Zawicki, Albany Democrat-Herald

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Jake White, Main Auto Body assistant manager, surveys the Waverly Duck, which his company will prime before it is painted at the Albany shop. Photo credit: Mark Ylen, Democrat-Herald


As the Waverly Duck is prepped for its refinishing and ultimate resurrection as an Albany, OR landmark, another Waverly Duck has pledged his support from 2,600 miles away.

On April 19, the California Assembly Insurance Committee unanimously voted in favor of Assembly Bill 1679, which would weaken antisteering regulations that took effect earlier this year.

On April 18th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) premiered its newest SCRS Education Committee video discussion, filmed at the SEMA Garage in October 2016.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the April 19, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Salem, Oregon.

The Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Salem, OR is looking for an industry professional with experience in collision repair to teach high school juniors and seniors.

California is part of a disturbing national trend of increasing auto accidents and mounting repair costs to fix more complicated cars, two Insurance Trade Associations are claiming.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, as part of the organization’s ongoing national growth initiative, has announced further Southern California expansion efforts through a formal partnership with First Class Collision.

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