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In previous months, we published several articles concerning AB 1679 and its impact on the collision repair industry.

Friday, 07 July 2017 22:12

Homeless Folsom Veteran Receives Car Donation from Local Body Shop

Written by Telegraph Staff

A hard-working local Army veteran and his family, who had been sleeping in a family car that barely ran, received keys to a brand new 2016 Nissan Sentra on June 14 from Caliber Collision-Folsom and Allstate as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:07

Auto Repair Shop Donates Reliable Car to Local Grandmother

Written by Erika Alvero, Pleasanton Weekly

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The car awarded was a 2007 black PT Cruiser that used to belong to California Collision. (Photo: Erika Alvero)

 

Livermore, CA grandmother Donna Kreutzberg said she's excited not to worry about her car breaking down anymore.

TechnaGlass has expanded to Idaho. The company now offers full auto glass service in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Jackson Hole Wyoming and surrounding areas.

On the north side of the Big Island in Hawaii, in a quiet little town named Kamuela, Judith was at home watching a football game. She noticed her back door was open and soon realized her 2014 BMW X3 had been stolen from the garage.

A recent announcement from the California Autobody Association (CAA) gave body shops some hope, but that does not mean that shop owners in California can rest for even a minute, because the insurance industry isn't slowing down on AB 1679.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:55

LTCC Student-Veteran Wins Recycled Ride in Contest

Written by Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Nick Aguilar accepts a refurbished vehicle, donated by State Farm and restored by volunteers, on behalf of his partner Amber Wade, a LTCC student and veteran, on Friday, May 26. (PHOTO CREDIT: LTCC)

 

On May 26, one Lake Tahoe Community College student-veteran received a "new" set of wheels.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:53

State Wants to Limit Parts Up-Charge to Consumers

Written by Autobody News Staff

The Wyoming Department of Insurance is proposing a change to its 1988 regulations regarding the use of non-OEM parts.

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Robert McTaggart (left) has been teaching all of the auto body repair classes at SVCTE since 2001.

 

With Nathan Chukes and Robert McTaggert, two veterans of the collision industry who are now collision repair instructors at the highly-regarded Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE), this tech school in San Jose, CA creates the metal technicians, painters and estimators of the future.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:53

Tech Careers Senior Comfortable with Cars

Written by Kevin Trevellyan, The Post Register

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Alex Perkes poses for a portrait at the Technical Careers High School on May 25. (PHOTO: Taylor Carpenter)

 

Classrooms and textbooks never appealed to Alex Perkes. The Technical Careers High School senior prefers working with his hands.

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