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Monday, 28 August 2017 20:30

WWCC Auto Programs Nurture Car Whisperers

Written by Abra Bennett, WWCC Writer in Residence

When you first meet Oscar Morales, even though English is his native tongue, he immediately begins speaking the language he loves best, saying things such as “Japanese Arista right hand drive SC300 2JZDTE” and “R35 GRTR.” 

The CARSTAR Puget Sound Business Group hosted another hugely successful charity event, upping its total raised to more than $77,000 for the Seattle Children’s Hospital over the past two years, including some $37,000 during its recent 12th Annual CARSTAR Charity Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, WA.

Portland-based and family-owned auto parts distributor and retailer Performance Warehouse/Baxter Auto Parts has expanded its Central Oregon presence with the purchase of S & S Auto Parts in La Pine. 

A judge recently sentenced 30-year-old Michael Young of Sacramento, CA, to more than 10 years in state prison for leading a fraud scheme that bilked insurers out of an estimated $500,000, according to reports by the Sacramento Bee and the California Department of Insurance.

Monday, 21 August 2017 20:00

Local Man Praised for his Custom Paint Work in Vallejo, CA

Written by John Glidden, Vallejo Times-Herald

Manuel Angel has magic hands.

After first expanding to Southern California in 2014, Richardson, Texas-based Service King Collision Repair Centers recently announced the organization eclipsed another milestone in the region with the opening of its 30th local auto body repair center.

In Anchorage, AK, body shop owner Ryan Cropper often tells customers that Able Body Shop is where strong values merge with quality work. Cropper currently operates two locations in The Last Frontier and said he has built his business on relationships and trust---one customer at a time. 

Two Oceanside, CA, industrial properties recently changed hands, including a multi-tenant property housing several automotive-related businesses that sold for approximately $3.8 million.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 22:20

Local Auto Body Shops Teaming up with CR for Collision Repair Class

Written by Geneva Peppars – KAEF News

Local auto body shops are teaming up with College of the Redwoods Community Education in Eureka, CA, to offer the Auto Body Collision Repair Course, starting on Sept. 12. The course was developed in collaboration with Myrtle Auto Body, Quality Body Words, Fred's Body Shop, and Richard Borough from Master-Mind Alliance.

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