Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
A need for room and a demand for classic car restorations resulted in a new full-time business venture for a Spring Grove, MN, auto repair shop.
Steve Bates got into the auto body business a step at a time.
Avon, IN, businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award at the statehouse for their contributions to the community, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).
The Missouri House Rules Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444 on April 10 with a vote of 7 to 4.
It was an uneventful winter’s day at the salvage business where Lauri Beardsley worked.
Dave’s Autobody’s detail shop, 2171 Grand Ave. in Galesburg, IL, was ravaged by fire early the morning of April 7, but the flames did not spread to the paint shop or the main structure.
A man was seriously burned when a car caught fire at a Springfield Township, OH, body shop on the morning of April 4.
The assessment paid by auto insurance companies to the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA) will be $192 per insured vehicle for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. This is an increase of $22, or 13 percent over the 2017--2018 assessment of $170.
After serving in both the Marines and the Coast Guard, Richard Gray said he decided to pursue a career in auto body because of the need for technicians and his enjoyment of the work.