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Friday, 25 March 2022 15:08

Flint, MI, Man Driving Up Used Car Shortage with Dealership Fraud

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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A Michigan man is in deep with the federal government as he allegedly used a stolen identity to defraud several dealerships in the state.

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PPG on March 25 announced it has named ColorVision of Springfield, MO, its Automotive Refinish 2021 Platinum Distributor of the Year.

Thursday, 24 March 2022 14:12

Corvette Production Shut Down Again

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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For a lot of reasons, people feel like they’re living in the movie "Groundhog Day." Awful stuff seems to be on repeat, like the shutdown of Corvette production in Bowling Green, KY.

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When customers and vendors arrive at CARSTAR Mount Orab in Williamsburg, OH, they are greeted by the director of operations, Jackson Barnes, who offers a handshake and a welcome from his desk, where his Snap-on toolbox is by his side.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 13:56

Bills Would Pause Missouri's Fuel Tax for 6 Months

Written by Joe Mueller, The Center Square

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Two identical bills would give Missourians a one-time, six-month motor fuel tax holiday, but an exemption of the state’s sales tax also was mentioned during a hearing March 22.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 12:15

LG Energy Solution Announces $1.7 Billion Plant Expansion in Michigan

Written by Mark Kane, InsideEVs

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LG Chem's LG Energy Solution (LGES) will invest $1.7 billion into its existing, wholly-owned lithium-ion battery cell plant in Holland, MI, which was built in 2010.