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
Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns has bold plans to fill the 6.2-million-square-foot facility he bought from General Motors last year.
Ford Motor Company shut down its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan on May 20 after learning a worker tested positive for coronavirus, and released its early shift at about 1:30 p.m.
As the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in Michigan continues to plummet, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced May 18 she’s relaxing some restrictions in northern parts of the state.
Illinois business owners found guilty of violating the governor's stay-at-home-orders could land in jail for up to a year under new emergency rules filed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker late May 15, two months into his executive response to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on May 14 delivered a democratic radio address on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruling that struck down Wisconsin's Safer at Home order, effective immediately.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on May 13 announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response in the state.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the world. Automakers have closed plants to help slow the spread of the disease, including General Motors.
On May 6, CARSTAR Maryville in Illinois provided food for all 500 staff at Anderson Hospital, while also supporting local restaurant businesses.
May 11 was a dress rehearsal for automotive suppliers and other manufacturers across Michigan as employees began returning to work at places like Mahindra Automotive North America following a seven-week shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.