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
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said May 7 that auto and other manufacturing workers can return to the job next week, further easing her stay-at-home order while extending it through May 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 5, just four weeks after initial production began, GM delivered its 1 millionth face mask.
Illinois businesses won't be able to fully reopen and conventions, festivals and large events will be on hold until there’s a vaccine or “highly effective treatment” for COVID-19, under a new five-phase plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced May 5.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV expects to begin restarting most plants in North America the week of May 18 after reporting a net loss of $1.84 billion in the first three months of the year.
Hours before some of her executive orders expired, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on April 30 signed a flurry of orders extending her powers and stretching the shutdown of public places, including bars and gyms through May 28.
A Columbus, OH, auto body shop, for the third time, has lost an attempt to pocket money paid to it by an auto insurer for vehicle repairs that were never made.
With Ohio and West Virginia re-opening many businesses, owners in the Ohio Valley are feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time.