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Feature Stories (145)

Friday, 30 June 2006 17:00

Characters in Cars Given Real World Life

Written by Autobody News Staff

Has anyone ever heard of making a real car from a cartoon? The stars of Disney/Pixar's computer-animated feature "CARS" have actually made the leap from movie screen to the real world, thanks to famed movie car creator and customizer Eddie Paul. 

Friday, 30 June 2006 17:00

Allstate reaches settlement in Texas insurance scoring lawsuit

Written by Autobody News staff

Allstate Insurance Co. and plaintiffs in the case of Jose DeHoyos, et. al. vs. Allstate Insurance Co., et. al. have reached a settlement agreement, which has been preliminarily approved by United States District Judge Fred Biery. 

Friday, 30 June 2006 17:00

Albuquerque dealership rewards students with perfect attendance

Written by Karyn Hendricks

It started out as a casual conversation between colleagues bemoaning the fact that there were not enough new, young technicians in the work pool. Kids either dropped out of school or passed on the auto body business for other vocational opportunities. In Albuquerque, only one out of every two students graduates high school. What could encourage students to not only stay in school, but to be on time and present every day? 

Monday, 31 July 2006 17:00

Mentors At Work promotes industry careers

Written by Autobody News staff

Mentors At Work, LLC, a Department of Labor-supported apprenticeship system for the collision repair industry, has created a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to promote careers in the collision repair industry. Entitled Driven to Win!, this 26-slide presentation is designed to help shops and schools highlight what the collision repair industry has to offer to people who are considering career choices. This presentation is appropriate for career fairs, open houses and any other opportunities to reach out to potential employees. 

Thursday, 31 August 2006 17:00

I-CAR Ed Foundation celebrates 15 years

Written by Autobody News staff

Look back to auto industry news in 1991 and it becomes clear just how much has changed in 15 years. In 1991, consumers were grousing as gasoline hit $1.40 a gallon. GM was rolling out the Geo Metro convertible and only the first of its plastic-paneled Saturn vehicles. Air bags, CD players, and anti-locking brake systems were found in only a minority of cars. And virtually all European and Japanese import vehicles were built only overseas. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Side air bags reduce driver death risk

Written by Autobody News staff

Side air bags that protect people's heads are reducing driver deaths in cars struck on the near (driver) side by an estimated 37 percent. Air bags that protect only the chest and abdomen but not the head are reducing deaths by 26 percent. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Enterprise underwrites planting of 50M trees

Written by Autobody News staff

To commemorate the company's 50th anniversary, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is giving an unprecedented gift to The National Arbor Day Foundation. Enterprise will underwrite the planting of 50 million trees over the next 50 years at a total cost of $50 million in today's dollars. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car 50 Million Tree Pledge partners The National Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with Enterprise in a long-term commitment to help restore public lands that are badly in need of reforestation. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Putting repairers back in the driver seat

Written by Sheila Loftus

Active ImageCCRE Day 1

How does an auto collision repair business get the insurance industry out of its business?

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Eversman says: Get a signed repair contract

Written by Sheila Loftus

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CCRE Reno: Day 2

The insurance industry has enormous economic power over several industries, including both the auto collision repair and automotive glass businesses. The insurance industry is in the business of risk. It tries to minimize the risk; however, the damaged vehicle repair businesses are trying to make a living off of what insurers are trying to minimize. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

ARA Educational Foundation launches online university

Written by Autobody News staff

The ARA Educational Foundation and Kaizen Multimedia, LLC, unveiled the ARA University, "Virtual Training Campus," at the Automotive Recyclers Association's 63rd Annual Convention and Exposition held in Indianapolis, Indiana, in late September, at the Indiana Convention Center.