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1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

In Waipahu, HI, employees from Oka’s Autobody and their families recently met at the local bowling alley for the company’s summer time family fun event.

Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) has opened a new Maaco location in Henderson, NV. 

Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) targeted 35 locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in an effort to combat unlicensed vehicle dismantlers.

With AB 1679 now a "two-year" bill, the California Autobody Association (CAA) is getting ready for what many body shop owners in the Golden State believe is going to be the fight of their careers. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 16:16

New Shop Ownership in WA and ID Expands Services

Written by Marco McCray, The Daily Evergreen

A local body shop is now under new management after almost four decades. Previously known as Brian’s Body Shop, it is now known as University Collision.

Northwest Autobody & Towing, Inc. in Ponderay, ID, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:13

San Rafael, CA, Businesswoman Trades Garage for Ganja

Written by Stephanie Weldy, Marin Independent Journal

Twenty-one years ago, Laura Bertolli took over her father’s San Rafael, CA, auto body business, which he had started 19 years earlier after migrating from Italy.

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. 

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