Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Issaquah, WA, previously operated as Gilman Auto Body.
The Automotive Body & Painting Association of Hawaii hosted two seminars in September, instructed by Larry Montanez from P&L Consultants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A judge recently sentenced 30-year-old Michael Young of Sacramento, CA, to more than 10 years in state prison for leading a fraud scheme that bilked insurers out of an estimated $500,000, according to reports by the Sacramento Bee and the California Department of Insurance.