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
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce, with the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, its Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference will take place as an in-person event.
Hundreds of Cleveland-area auto jobs could be on the line after, according to union leaders, Ford Motor Co. changed its mind on a commitment to bring a new product line to its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, and instead will move that production to Mexico, various news reports say.
On March 11, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill seeking to forgive state taxes on the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Another change to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 reopening plan is expected the week of March 15, but it won’t be the full reopening initially laid out in May 2020.
Illinois has a new piece of legislation that could impact the auto glass industry if passed.
An early March 8 fire in Sedalia, MO, destroyed a body shop and damaged neighboring buildings.
The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has proposed new administrative rules to implement the medical fee schedules contained in Michigan’s automobile no-fault statute.
Baker’s Collision Repair Specialists in Mansfield, OH, was recently recognized by the Ohio EPA for achieving its E3 (Encouraging Environmental Excellence) Achievement Level, obtained by “completing pollution preventing activities that decreased emissions from painting operations, initiating activities in management commitment, employee involvement, energy efficiency, continuous improvement and recycling.”