Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
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.
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.
A flip of a coin, a Montana High School Association rule and a mentor he met in junior high are a few things Jeramy Myers, owner of Flawless Auto Body, credit for his business success.
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.
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.
In an emotional presentation on July 19, Seattle’s beloved Walton family and a local hero, U.S. Navy veteran Gregory Wood, each received keys to new vehicles as part of a special event hosted by Service King Collision Repair Centers and GEICO.
On a typical day at Pacific Elite Collision Centers, Cortney Arthur might run through the shop’s production list, help write estimates, order parts or even detail cars. As the general manager of the company’s Downey East location in California, Arthur also spends time taking care of the insurance side of the business, keeping up with KPIs and ensuring the facility is compliant.
ASA Northwest members convened at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish, WA from June 22--25 for the association's 2017 Summer Retreat.
In response to members' requests, the Women's Industry Network (WIN®) hosted its first three regional events in Southern California, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA, on June 13 and 14.