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Friday, 03 February 2017 18:12

Biz Boost: Savy Auto Service and Body Shop in Richmond, CA

Written by The Richmond Standard

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Savy Ly has operated an auto repair and maintenance shop at 12920 San Pablo Ave. for about 15 years.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:12

Oakland Auto Body Shop Catches Fire

Written by Gabby Baquero, West Orange Times & Observer

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.

Monday, 30 January 2017 23:39

Central Oregon Body Shops See Surge in Business

Written by Mike Allen,

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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.

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:16

Yokum’s Toys: Yokum’s Body Shop in CA Collects Toys for Tots

Written by Aura Whittaker, Willits News

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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:46

VIDEO: West Seattle Mom Saves Kids from Burning Car

Written by Nadia Crow, Q13 Fox

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What was supposed to be a casual play date with a friend turned into a life-or-death situation in late December:


A West Seattle mom with two kids, trapped inside a burning car on a busy downtown street.


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(Left to Right): Todd Hesford (of Mission Viejo Auto Collision), Adam Bock (sales leader, State Farm), Nancy Zavala (recipient) and son Zeke, Leonard Kaigler (VP Agency Sales, State Farm).


A local single mom determined to get her life back on track after recently living on the streets with her six-year-old son has been selected to receive a newly refurbished vehicle as part of Mission Viejo Auto Collision’s Recycled Rides Program.

FinishMaster, Inc., an automotive and industrial paint company and a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., announced that it has opened its first location--a greenfield branch--in Portland, OR.

Friday, 13 January 2017 19:26

BudCo in ID Expands Services, Adds to Fleet

Written by Laurie Chapman, Idaho County Free Press


Three new trucks sit in front of BudCo Custom Body and Paint of Kooskia. The business, owned by Bud Whitcomb, has allowed the company to expand services from small- to medium-sized vehicle tows to large trucks and logging vehicles.


One Kooskia, ID business aims to increase services while adding jobs in the community.

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