Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
Daniel Lehmkuhl competing at WorldSkills London in 2011.
At the age of five, Daniel Lehmkuhl started working on cars with his father, who is an automotive instructor at San Luis Obispo High School.
Santa was a big hit with all of the children whose families received completely refurbished vehicles from Mike's Auto Body, complete with trunk loads of gifts and toys.
When Mike's Auto Body in northern California's East Bay gave away its first car back in 2000, did they ever imagine that it would become one of the largest Benevolence programs of its type run by a single family-operated body shop chain in the country? Without fail, Mike's Auto Body presents completely refurbished vehicles to deserving families and non-profit organizations from throughout the Bay Area, and this year, it marked its 16th straight year of involvement.
On January 5, City Attorney Mike Feuer took aim at two businesses alleged to have been involved in a catalytic converter theft ring.