Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Matthew McDonnell, owner of Big Sky Collision Center
Body shops across the country watched with interest as the world’s largest publically-traded property and casualty insurer announced it would pay for pre- and post-repair scans on vehicles 1990 and newer.
Stockton firefighters battled a three-alarm commercial fire on Sunday, February 19. Two automotive businesses in the large tin building on East Oak Street next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were destroyed. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. (Joel Goldeen/The Record)
At least two automotive businesses were destroyed in a three-alarm fire on Sunday, February 19 just east of downtown Stockton, CA.
Axalta's head trainer at their Pomona location, Mike Fowler, instructs an attendee who is painting a panel using Candy CFX.
On January 30, Autobody News participated in Axalta's Wet on Wet Roundtable at the company's training center in Pomona, CA.
Camille Eber, owner of Fix Auto Portland East and Fix Auto Gladstone in Oregon.
Camille Eber began working at her parent’s Oregon body shop, Roth & Miller Autobody, in 1986.
Sacramento, California-based Auto Body Collision Repair Shop has announced that they are expanding their repair center to Modesto, CA.
Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA won an Excellence in Community Service Award at SEMA last year from the National Auto Body Council for her outstanding charitable efforts and volunteerism, including mentoring at-risk youth and disabled adults.
By working hard and doing all the right things for the right reasons, Kathy Mello of TGIF Body Shop in Fremont, CA is a shining example of how good things happen to good people.
For the 11th time, Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA presented a completely refurbished vehicle for a deserving family through its participation in the national Selected Benevolence Program.
Just like Nigel Tufnel said in the film This is Spinal Tap, "This one goes to 11!"
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown which was operating in San Diego County.
Photo credit: The Richmond Standard
Savy Ly has operated an auto repair and maintenance shop at 12920 San Pablo Ave. for about 15 years.
Firefighters from multiple municipalities surrounded an Oakland warehouse located at 17949 West Colonial Drive Saturday night as they battled the flames that engulfed the 6,000-square-foot building, which operated as an auto body shop.
Photo credit: KTVZ.com
It's no secret that this winter already has been rough on Central Oregon drivers, and crashes are up. One business--auto body repair shops--has seen an uptick in business as a result.
Within the last six years, the insurance industry has continually questioned the authority of the California Department of Insurance to regulate its industry on several fronts.
The is the first year Yokum’s Body Shop in CA became a registered Toys for Tots collection location, and the community responded by donating loads of toys.
From legislative advocacy to training to offering member benefits and value, CAWA had a very productive and successful year in 2016.