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
Forty small business owners from across Iowa on Jan. 13 joined 2,000 of their peers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in calling on Congress to pass additional federal pandemic relief they say is critical to “keep America's Main Streets strong.”
Gov. Tim Walz announced Jan. 6 the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions starting Jan. 11 on restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues.
When the Nebraska Legislature convenes, COVID-19 liability protection will have an early focus for the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce.
On Jan. 6, the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) filed a federal lawsuit aiming to stop Gov. Tim Walz’s administration from adopting California’s vehicle emission standards.
A Toledo, OH, business owner wants action after thieves hit his shop twice in a week.
Lou Berard, a beloved member of the Hadley, MI, community as a small business owner and 30-year member of the Hadley Lions Club, was hospitalized for burns to his face and body sustained in a fire Jan. 2 at the family’s automotive repair business.
FOCUS Advisors is proud to announce the sale of its client, Master Collision Group, to Quality Collision Group of Cynwyd, PA.
In addition to thousands of early production 2021 Ford F-150 pickups being stockpiled in parking lots around Detroit Metro Airport for a quality review, a steady stream of the new vehicles is being delivered to a site near the Flat Rock (MI) Assembly Plant for installation of seat belts and to fix other issues, the Free Press has learned.
Electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla, Lucid Motors, and Rivian will live on in Michigan after House Bill 6233, which aimed to ban EV companies’ direct sales and service, dissipated in the State Senate after weeks of legislating.