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 on Oct. 22 announced appointments to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification, which will work to ensure Michigan continues to be the world leader in future mobility, including autonomous and connected vehicle technology, electric powertrain technology and charging infrastructure, and shared and transit mobility option.
The Boyd Group Inc. announced Nov. 19 the acquisition of a collision repair center in Oshkosh, WI.
Ford Motor Company announced Nov. 10 its Kansas City Assembly Plant will build the all-new E-Transit van, part of a more than $3.2 billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers.
Getting paid for the work performed is key to running a successful collision repair shop, but no one receives payment for items that aren’t invoiced.
CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Auto Care Collision Center, at 4757 W. Arrowhead Road, Hermantown, MN 55811.
Although the cancellation of so many training events this year may have led many to believe that continuing education is no longer important, the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) and the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) know that’s the furthest thing from the truth.
First National Realty Partners announced the acquisition of a 23,164-square foot Tesla Sales and Service Center, located at 50 West Ogden Ave. in Westmont, IL.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the company will bring new electric vehicles to market faster than anticipated as the automaker announced a major step forward Nov. 5 in its self-driving car development.