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Feature Stories (145)

Monday, 31 October 2005 17:00

PPG volunteers rescue 150 people in New Orleans

Written by Autobody News staff

Six members of PPG's emergency response squad Lake Charles, Louisiana, chemicals complex saved more than 150 people during Hurricane Katrina in search-and-rescue efforts in New Orleans. 

Monday, 31 October 2005 17:00

Collision industry steps up to help hurricane victims

Written by Karyn Hendricks

"You can't even imagine how devastating it is down here," reported Todd Hoffman from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hoffman, a Texas-based I-CAR instructor who is spear-heading an effort to get tools to body shop technicians affected by the Gulf hurricanes, continued, "Pictures don't come close to showing the devastation that has taken place. There is destruction everywhere. 

Monday, 05 February 2007 15:12

Lymphona survivor cautions shops of cancer dangers

Written by Autobody News staff
I-CAR volunteer Steve Carey is a man on a mission. Ever since he was diagnosed with lymphoma four years ago, he’s been building a support system for others in the collision industry that have the disease.
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:00

Students, a corp - and Santa - are 2005 Pride award recipients

Written by Autobody News staff

Five recipients - each more deserving than the next - were presented the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) annual Pride Awards during the Industry Night of Achievement at NACE. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:00

Ratzlaff named national autobody tech Mentor of the Year

Written by Autobody News staff

Ron Ratzlaff is not your ordinary body technician. The 25-year veteran spends every morning checking with his team members to ensure they are clear on the day's objectives and have everything they need to meet goals at 911 Collision Centers. "Sometimes I feel more like a football coach than a body tech," said Ratzlaff. And so the day begins for this year's collision repair industry 2005 Mentor of the Year. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:00

I-CAR opens doors of new world headquarters

Written by Autobody News staff

I-CAR and collision industry professionals celebrated the grand opening of the new I-CAR World Headquarters facility during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:00

Test results: Ford Freestyle SUV is top performer

Written by Autobody News staff

Ford's Freestyle, a mid-size SUV introduced for the 2005 model year, earned the highest rating of good in a 40 mph frontal offset test recently conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (the Institute). The Freestyle also earned the "best pick" designation for frontal crash test performance. 

Monday, 05 February 2007 12:12

Model truck customizing competition not child play

Written by Michelle DeCrescenzo

Active ImageOnce a year, members of the East Bay chapter of the CAA hone their customizing skills and airbrush elaborate designs or conjure up creative themes to personalize identical, all-white model trucks. Done in the name of charity, the finished works -- some embellished with fish tanks, dvd players and more-- are auctioned off and the funds are donated. '

 

 

Saturday, 31 December 2005 17:00

Texas Akzo Nobel shops provide reliable transportation

Written by Autobody News staff

Two families will be driving into the new year compliments of the folks at Bates Custom & Collision, Baytown, and the many volunteers that helped make dreams come true with the gift of transportation. 

Saturday, 31 December 2005 17:00

Model truck competition raises money for charities, students

Written by Autobody News staff

The CAA East Bay chapter reports that this year's judging of the Model Truck Customizing Competition was more difficult than ever - "the bar has been set so high!" All of the entries in the 2005 Model Truck Customizing Competition were unbelievable!