Twitter You Tube Facebook Autobodynews Linked In

Midwestern News

1HomePageMap small mw 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

By designing and developing a mobile app that can help people after getting into an accident, a body shop owner in Columbus, OH is pushing all the right buttons with his Pink Button app, available to his customers at no charge via Google Play or the App Store.

This distinction recognizes Associated’s ongoing commitment to hire UTI graduates, as well as their participation in various events, such as open houses and career fairs.

Bodyshop Revolution North America announced on January 13 the successful implementation of its technology at Marshall Auto Body in Waukesha, WI on December 3, 2014.

A new kind of vehicle and manufacturing process debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Local Motors will 3D print, assemble and debut the world’s first 3D-printed car – live from the show floor.

CARSTAR announced on January 12 that the repair network's Tim’s Collision, located at 9158 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg, OH, has joined North America’s largest collision repair network. This is the second CARSTAR location for owners Jeremy and Theresa Orsky.

Friday, 09 January 2015 00:00

CARSTAR Adds Three-Store MSO in Midwest

CARSTAR is expanding in the Midwest with the addition of a three-store MSO.

CARSTAR Wilson Green Bay West and CARSTAR Wilson Niagara in Wisconsin, along with CARSTAR Wilson Norway in Michigan, are the latest additions to this collision repair network. The shops are owned and operated by Kevin and Ruth WilsonCARSTAR Wilson Green Bay West is located at 750 Hansen Road in Green Bay, WI.  CARSTAR Wilson Niagara is located at 785 Coolidge Avenue in Niagara, WI.  It is the first shop that Kevin Wilson built in 2002. CARSTAR Wilson Norway, located at 1715 E. US Highway 2 in Norway, MI, is Wilson’s second location, and also the shop where he worked as a tech for nine years before becoming an owner.

“We are extremely excited to become part of CARSTAR,” said Kevin Wilson. “As a MSO, it is often difficult to maintain consistency across all locations.  We are confident that the benefits offered by CARSTAR are the keys to continued growth, improvement and success in this industry.  We are looking forward to bringing our company to the next level as part of the CARSTAR family.”

All three shops feature heated downdraft paint booths, along with unibody and frame equipment.  Wilson also utilizes the CCC ONE® Total Repair Platform for computerized estimating, workflow, repair processes and an improved customer experience.

“We are excited to welcome Kevin and Ruth Wilson to the CARSTAR family,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts.  “A growing MSO is the perfect partner to benefit from the programs and resources that CARSTAR offers.  We look forward to working with the Wilsons to provide the highest-quality collision repair in the Midwest and seeing them grow into a larger MSO in the future.”