Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
In November, Kurt Money of Shotwell's Auto Body in Petaluma, CA, was named the I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year for 2017 for the second time by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Thirty years ago, auto shop was as much a part of California high schools as frog dissection, typing classes and Friday night football.
BumperDoc Franchises, which develops BumperDoc Express Auto Body Repair Centers, announced the sale of its original shop to the husband and wife team of Jess and RJ Coons.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the opening of CARSTAR West Coast Collision Center, located at 9287 Orco Parkway, Riverside, CA, 92509. It is owned by Mark Shackleford.
Just a few days before Christmas, the owner of a Midway-area auto body shop was dealing with the loss of his livelihood.
Nanor Deirboghossian, the sole girl in Simi Valley Unified School District’s new automotive repair program, knows more about fixing cars than many twice her age.
When Gil Grieve purchased his first body shop in 1985, it was a 4,000-square-foot, one-man operation.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced that CARSTAR Kraemer Collision Center, a member of the CARSTAR family since 2013, has moved to a new facility located at 2841 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92806.
Prestige Quality Collision Repair held an auto body event at its Westminster, CA, location in December that brought together surrounding body shops, jobbers, paint distributors, insurance representatives from AAA and television personalities.
Service King Collision Repair Centers, through the volunteer efforts of its Southern California teammates, proudly presented a fully restored 2016 Chevy Colorado pickup to deserving U.S. Military Veteran Michael Spencer on Friday, Dec. 8.
Volunteers from the collision repair and mechanical industry are teaching disadvantaged youth how to refurbish classic cars through a nonprofit organization called Team Restorations.