On April 13, AASP/NJ proudly supported the 2019 SkillsUSA State Conference collision repair competition.

Recently, the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) expressed concern about the influx of OE Repair Procedures legislation being introduced in multiple states that are including the exclusive use of OE parts.

On April 30--May 3, the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) hosted its 2019 Convention at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Did you know you can read all five regional editions of Autobody News before they appear in print?

Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, the leader in the $43 billion automotive paint and collision industry, and a longtime supporter of our nation’s veterans, is proud to announce significant financial incentives for veterans who want to become entrepreneurs and join the Maaco family as a Maaco center owner.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is partnering once again with onPeak to provide SEMA attendees with convenient, affordable and reliable housing options for the 2019 SEMA Show.

asTech®, today, announced it has signed an agreement in which it will offer vehicle diagnostic and calibration services to the Fix Auto organization in the United States.

The Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR Committee will host its 4th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:47

NWLCRA Discusses ADAS at May Meeting

The Northwest Louisiana Collision Repair Association (NWLCRA) met on May 7 at the Country Tavern Barbecue.

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment of the FREE Elite Webinar Series.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced on May 16 the acquisition of a collision repair center located in Trussville, Alabama.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced on May 16 the acquisition of four collision repair centers located in Nevada (three locations) and Arizona (one location).

Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO), Caliber Collision and Enterprise know how to show their appreciation for those in the military and those with close ties to someone who is.

The ABPA is concerned with the accelerated introduction of OE Repair Procedure bills in multiple states that are tying in the exclusive use of OE Parts.

The U.S. Justice Department calls it “clocking”: intentionally rolling back an odometer to make a vehicle appear less used.

More than 500 pounds of methamphetamine, multiple assault rifles and “bulk U.S. currency” were among the items seized amid a multi-agency drug investigation that led Southern California and federal authorities to an auto body shop in Apple Valley, California.

Mike’s Auto Body Shop in Alameda, California, helped celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Coast Guard Chiefs.

Terry A. Naftzinger had to start over when his father died of natural causes at age 61, according to a close friend.

The automotive technology program at Sierra College is “a mess.”

A Louisiana bill that would “provide for insureds to have the option to choose a particular motor vehicle repair shop,” is moving to the Senate.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:12

The Boyd Group Income Fund Sees Growth

The Boyd Group Income Fund (The Boyd Group) posted positive revenue growth during its first quarter in 2019, according to the company’s financial report and conference call.

Vehicle Reman LLC announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Edwards Collision Center (ECC).

3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced the establishment of the 3M and CREF Grant; Growing the Collision Education Programs of Tomorrow.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:57

GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts

Today, Mark Reuss, General Motors (GM) president, debuted the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature*.

The American fleet had grown exponentially by the 1970s.

A fundraiser and a surprise scholarship benefited Tennessee collision students in April.

Claim Genius recently joined CIECA as a corporate member.

A Texas State Technical College (TSTC) student has received a prestigious Women's Industry Network (WIN) scholarship.

CIECA has announced that it will be holding its next board meeting on Wednesday, May 29 in Austin.

Monday, 20 May 2019 19:37

CIECAst Webinar on AI Announced

CIECA announced today that its next CIECAst webinar will feature Jeff Saye, Genpact’s global practice leader, insurance claims.

Industry professionals shared their expertise with members during the quarterly meeting of the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC).

High school students from Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 and Bamberg School District 1 recently attended an event presented by Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) at Cope Area Career Center.

A new automotive shop slated for construction at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School is expected to help expand the program at the school next fall.

An ambulance from the late 1960s will soon be used to promote women in the military.

CARSTAR, North America’s premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, accelerated its strategic growth plan in April with the addition of 23 new CARSTAR locations to the family.

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) recently held a Distracted Driving education program in conjunction with the Collision Repair Education Foundation for more than 400 students at the ACE 2019 (Auto Collision Experience) event at Technical College High School Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, PA.

A Santa Barbara man is recovering from a horrific accident that spurred a dramatic scene Thursday, May 2.

Cars that flooded in the heavy rains that fell on New Orleans on Sunday, May 12 are now finding their way to local auto repair and vehicle upholstery shops.

Women’s Industry Network (WIN) presents the Cornerstone Award each year to deserving WIN board members.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:37

Fire at Bel Air Body Shop in Bel Air, MD, Ruled Accidental

Written by Staff Writer, WBALTV.com

Crews were called around 12:14 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 to the 700 block of Belair Road in Bel Air, where there was heavy fire and smoke at Weaver's Body & Fender.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:13

John Harris Body Shop Opens New Location in Columbia, SC

Written by Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle

A Columbia, S.C.,-based auto body repair company plans to open its third metro area location in downtown Augusta this fall.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 20:39

House Bill Targets Louisiana’s High Auto Insurance Rates

Written by Bria Jones, myarklamiss.com

Louisiana has the second highest auto insurance premiums in the country—nearly more than 800 dollars over the national average.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 16:30

Collision Repair Headlines Show Need for OEM-Recommended Procedures

Written by Toby Chess

On July 13, 2018, an Ohio appellate court rejected an auto body shop’s arguments in a $105,462 case where the body shop was convicted for failing to follow OEM procedures during a repair.

To help technicians diagnose and fix vehicles even faster, ALLDATA has added a new feature to its ALLDATA Diagnostics™ scan tool.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, one of the nation’s most trusted providers of high-quality automotive repair service, is pleased to announce the opening of its 52nd location in the South Texas market and very first location in Hutto.

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, is surprising 30 of its collision repair technicians with a 3M™ File Belt Sander in celebration of employee appreciation month.

When Nick Notte speaks to students across the country who are considering a job in the collision repair industry, he often shares his personal experience.

Collision repairers often ask Scott Wideman, collision program manager at Volkswagen-Audi Group, how to ensure a safe and reliable repair.

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Leschak Automotive Inc.—an auto repair shop based in West Mifflin—has paid $15,445 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages.

State legislative efforts to enact legislation on the use of OEM repair procedures have bogged down.

Spanesi Americas, a leader in collision repair equipment and technology, has earned Global Certification for Spanesi products by the Ford Motor Company and joins a prestigious list of tool and equipment providers that are currently in the Ford program.

Monday, 13 May 2019 21:36

Street Outlaws: A Losing Fight

On the next "Street Outlaws," Ryan Martin looks over his car while Chief and Dave push each other in a competitive testing session, as they all get ready for another chance at #1.

Monday, 13 May 2019 21:21

On the Lighter Side: Mini Tesla Model S Will Get Your Kids to Love Electric Cars

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

The mini Tesla Model S won't cost as much as their parent’s full-sized model, but the rideable toy will put a 600 dollar dent in a kid's allowance.

Monday, 13 May 2019 19:55

Fix Auto USA Expands in Temecula, CA

Fix Auto USA continues to expand in Southern California with the opening of Fix Auto Temecula South Express—a satellite location.

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) gathered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on May 6 through May 8 for its 2019 Educational Conference.

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) honored its 2019 Most Influential Women (MIW) and 2019 scholarship recipients on the evening of Tuesday, May 7.

After a car collision occurs, one must figure out how to get their car repaired, arrange alternative transportation and so on.

Axalta representatives from the company's Transportation segment and technologists from its Global Innovation Center were featured speakers yesterday at the Future of Coatings Under Study (FOCUS) conference.

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