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Business owners in Branson West, MO, have plans to rebuild their auto body shop after an intense fire.

On Oct. 25 and 26, the Auto & Truck Recyclers of Illinois (ATRI) and the Missouri Auto & Truck Recyclers (MATR) combined forces to host the 2019 MO/IL Convention and Trade Show at the Best Western Premier in Alton, IL.

Probst Auto Body Inc. in Dieterich, IL, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Polls show women are intimidated when they have to bring their vehicles into shops for repairs; but, by empowering them through a series of classes held at shops nationwide, women are no longer scared to enter a body shop.

Maureen LaFontaine of Highland Township, MI, matriarch of a metro Detroit auto empire, died Monday, Oct. 28.

Most young men develop a love of the automobile at some point in their youth.

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