Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
Times are tough all around right now. Numerous industries are feeling the financial pinch brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, and that’s especially true for automakers.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on March 26 announced a new state website for reporting personal protective equipment (PPE.)
With the economy on hold, family-owned dealerships feel the hurt.
As the nation confronts the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, various members of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) have stepped up to donate much-needed supplies to health, safety and rescue personnel.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk would have Medtronic, Philips and ResMed ventilators delivered to New York hospitals March 26, according to his recent tweet.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said March 25 the company's Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, NY, will reopen for ventilator production as soon possible, after state officials called on the company to produce critical medical equipment.
Keri Coach Works, along with GEICO Insurance and Nassau BOCES Barry Career and Technical School, recently donated a refurbished car to Melanie Harris, a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran in need of reliable transportation, as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program.
Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield, MA, has a dental assistants program, and auto body and health assistant shops. The school and its 1,200 students are not using its protective equipment, so it is donating hundreds of items to a health care facility.
PennFleet near Philadelphia, PA, opened its property to truck drivers in need of a place to stop and rest, if regular spots are closed or full due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.