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Feature Stories (145)

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

SCRS celebrates 24-year history with luncheon

Written by Autobody News staff

SCRS celebrated its 24-year history sharing the motto, "Working together is the most important work we do," at the 2006 Appreciation Lunch in Portland, Oregon, April 6. Incumbent Tom Moreland, Akzo Nobel Coatings, will serve another term as SCRS chairman. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Global salvage yard execs meet on recycling challenges

Written by Autobody News staff

Automotive recycling association executives representing 31 countries and three states convened a two-day meeting in Las Vegas to discuss issues of mutual concern, and to determine a timetable and follow up meetings to continue their efforts to link automotive recycling associations, their interests, issues, knowledge and talents around the world. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Tucson shop owners receive DuPont Joe Jackson Award

Written by Autobody News staff

Patrick O'Neill and Michael Quinn, owners of 911 Collision Centers in Tucson, Arizona, have received the Joe Jackson Industry Champion Award from DuPont Performance Coatings and DPC Champion Jobbers.

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Spray booth service sets Ecotech apart

Written by Karyn Hendricks

When one hears the name Ecotech Systems, an environmentally-friendly company comes to mind. Where paint booths are concerned, Accudraft Refinishing Systems, distributed by Ecotech, prides itself on providing customers with the highest-quality equipment available, while raising the bar on environmental and safety concerns. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Collision King provides refurbished vehicle to single mom

Written by Autobody News staff

Giving back to the community is a year-round activity for collision industry professionals. Thanks to Collision King Repair Center, Lubbock, Texas, a single mom of two small children is the proud owner of new transportation. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Central Valley students address shortage of auto techs

Written by Autobody News staff

Students in the Central Valley are among the first in the nation to participate in a new vocational program sponsored by State FarmĀ® with support from the California Autobody Association - Fresno Chapter (CAA), Central Unified Adult School, and many other collision industry businesses, that addresses the growing shortage of automobile technicians in the United States. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Camp Mak-A-Dream needs a few good men

Written by Autobody News staff

Camp Mak-A-Dream (CMD) -- the camp for children with cancer that combines the fun of summer camp with expert health care at no cost to participants--needs qualified male volunteers for its programs. 

Sunday, 30 April 2006 17:00

Small community earns big dollars in relay walk

Written by Autobody News staff

Teams of walkers circled the parking lot all night Friday into a sunny and cool Saturday morning at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown, as almost 3,700 onlookers, volunteers and individuals participated in the 9th annual American Cancer Society's Bay Area Relay for Life®. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2006 17:00

Ladies bond at inaugural conference for women

Written by Karyn Hendricks

"It was wonderful to find out that you are not alone in the collision repair world," explained Linda Perry, Baron Von Frier, Berkeley, California. "A conference like this has been a long time coming." 

Wednesday, 31 May 2006 17:00

Carolyn Mullins Rack passes away

Written by Autobody News staff

Just weeks after the death of her husband Phil Rack, the collision industry's "Mama Bear" newspaper publisher, Carolyn Mullins Rack, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006.