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
First-year Kirksville, MO, Area Technical Center Director Jesse Wolf was attending a conference when he heard a line that pretty much sums up his top priority for the upcoming school year.
The Collision Center at Anderson & Koch Ford, Inc. is the area’s only repair facility to complete I-CAR Gold Class training.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will conduct a conference in Detroit with industry stakeholders in mid-September to determine how technicians can be accurately and fairly assessed for competency in diagnosing, repairing, replacing and calibrating Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and components.
Fuyao Glass America Inc. (Fuyao) has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allegedly exposing its employees to multiple safety and health hazards at its Moraine, Ohio, glass plant.
In Ohio, more than 600,000 recalled Takata airbags remain on the road in vehicles representing 19 vehicle manufacturers.
Southeast Community College’s Jon Kisby recently attended the North American Council of Automotive Teachers Conference in Calgary, Alberta, and came back with some hardware. He was recognized as Mitchell 1’s Educator of the Year 2019.
On July 17, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) hosted its monthly member meeting at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, featuring a presentation by Ranken President Don Pohl. Pohl shared information about graduating students.
Keith’s Body Shop 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.
Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest another $50 million in its Chicago operations to fund the new models of its popular Explorer SUVs, on top of a previously announced $1 billion upgrade of its Chicago assembly and stamping factories.