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During the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers' (NAMAD) annual conference, Andrea Park Zadd, executive vice president of Crestmont Auto Group in Cleveland, received the "Ally Sees Her" award as a rising dealership leader.

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 21:21

Supply Shortages Beginning to Impact Auto Shops as Prices, Delivery Times for Parts Surge

Written by Jon Rudder, WEWS News

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Over the last 18 months, a shortage of computer chips has sent auto prices soaring and now a butterfly effect of the global parts shortage is taking aim at auto shops across the country.

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Police have called off a manhunt without locating a man who stole a truck from a Huber Heights, OH, auto shop with an employee still in the bed of the truck, according to police.

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General Motors announced Dec. 7 plans to invest more than $51 million to install state-of-the-art equipment at its Bedford, IN, aluminum die casting foundry to support the manufacture of drive unit castings for the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV and other current casting applications.

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In a move that will put money back into the pockets of Michigan drivers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) on Dec. 7 announced the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) has acted upon the governor's call to return surplus funds to Michigan policyholders and will immediately begin the process of refunding $400 per vehicle to Michigan drivers.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined a group of business, state and local officials Dec. 3 to celebrate the expansion of EOI Pioneer's operations in the village of Dundee, MI, thanking the automotive electronics manufacturer for investing in Michigan, creating new jobs and highlighting Michigan's manufacturing industry.