Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Abigail Rhoads, right, works on the fender of a car at Jack's Auto Body in Pocatello, ID, as mother Teena Rhoads looks on.
Abigail Rhoads is among the 2,313 students graduating from Idaho State University this spring.
Technicians at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR spent most of two hours removing this cat, named Boots, from the interior of the dashboard assembly of a 2015 Dodge Journey. The cat had wedged itself after a house fire in April sent it outside.
A fluffy orange cat sat in a carrier on the counter in the parts and service department at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR.
Jake White, Main Auto Body assistant manager, surveys the Waverly Duck, which his company will prime before it is painted at the Albany shop. Photo credit: Mark Ylen, Democrat-Herald
As the Waverly Duck is prepped for its refinishing and ultimate resurrection as an Albany, OR landmark, another Waverly Duck has pledged his support from 2,600 miles away.
On April 18th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) premiered its newest SCRS Education Committee video discussion, filmed at the SEMA Garage in October 2016.
Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the April 19, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Salem, Oregon.
The Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Salem, OR is looking for an industry professional with experience in collision repair to teach high school juniors and seniors.
California is part of a disturbing national trend of increasing auto accidents and mounting repair costs to fix more complicated cars, two Insurance Trade Associations are claiming.
Service King Collision Repair Centers, as part of the organization’s ongoing national growth initiative, has announced further Southern California expansion efforts through a formal partnership with First Class Collision.
Surveillance cameras captured two suspects breaking into the office of O'sung Auto Body and Paint in Kalihi, HI.
Originally an amateur drifting racer, now Zenia Amezquita is all-in when it comes to road racing.
Five days a week and sometimes on Saturdays, Zenia Amezquita, 32, works at Cali Style Auto Body in Hemet, CA as the office manager.
Jesse Bailey, an employee at Skunkworks Auto Detailing & Body Repair, volunteered to detail the inside of a donated van that will be used for Olympic Community Actions Programs’ senior nutrition program. (Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim, WA residents and local businesses are stepping up to give back to the community.
Mike's Auto Body's second in-house graduating class produced four new collision professionals, including Lorenzo Algood, (third from right), whose father Lupe (second from right) is one of the program's instructors.
When Lorenzo Algood recently became the second member of his family to graduate from the Mike's Auto Body Metal Tech Training Program, it made the celebration a family affair.
(From left) Javier Valencia, a campus admissions representative from UTI, with James Lobaton, Alan Aldana and Jorge Grajeda
The headquarters at Pro Spot International in Carlsbad, CA, was busier than usual in March when the company hosted a Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) career fair.