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1HomePageMap small mw 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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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.

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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.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:26

Blue Collar Body Shop to Expand, Add Services

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Blue Collar Body Shop, 2730 S. Bartells Drive, is about to make even more dreams come true thanks to its expansion project and growing services.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Dec. 21 announced two financial contributions integral to the automaker's ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for the people and neighborhoods on Detroit's east side.

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In a show of dedication to providing continuing education to collision repair facilities during this unprecedented time of social distancing, the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) and the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) collaborated to host seven virtual training sessions between Oct. 28 and Dec. 14.

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The Minnesota Senate has approved a $216 million emergency relief bill to assist the state’s small businesses struggling during Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 shutdowns.