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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

Students from career centers around Northeast Indiana are putting their skills to the test in a regional Skills USA Competition, reported wane.com.

As the students put their trade to work from 8am to noon on January 31, business partners from the community helped judge.

Students competed in various trades including automotive collision repair, cosmetology, welding, television production, construction trades, and IT/ graphic design, reported wane.com. Some students in the competition attend Anthis Career Center within Fort Wayne, IN Community Schools.

According to its website, Skills USA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical programs.

The Anthis Career Center’s mission is to provide students with skills to succeed and opportunities to use those skills. Anthis offers many types of classes including aviation, culinary and early education, reported wane.com.

A woman in Nora Spring, IA was trapped by her wrecked car until a tow truck driver moved the vehicle and helped her escape.

After two and a half years of legal jousting, involving over 140 separate claims seeking damages in excess of $300,000.00, Bob Juniper of Three-C Body Shops and State Farm Insurance have reached a settlement.

Twenty-five years ago, Molly Cantrell-Kraig experienced first hand what it’s like to be a single mother raising a four-month old without a means of transportation.

John Welscher, manager at Auto Value. As part of the conversion from United Auto Supply, the store can offer increased heavy duty parts, more import vehicle parts and more variety. The business is staffed by the same five friendly individuals who worked for United Auto Supply.

Most of the collision industry in Missouri is familiar with David Tritz, because he knows the business inside-and-out and isn’t afraid to share his expertise and express his opinions. A 59-year-old second-generation body shop owner, Tritz is always looking for a better way to fix cars and to make a profit, which has become harder and harder over the years.