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1HomePageMap small ne 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

Monday, 21 September 2020 19:13

VW Donates New Atlas to SCCC Auto Tech Program

Suffolk County Community College on Sept. 16 accepted the donation of a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas to its automotive technology program as part of Volkswagen’s Drive Bigger initiative.

Members of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) earned certificates Sept. 3 that can be used toward their auto body license renewal this fall by attending “Truck Bedside Replacement: OE Procedure and Estimating Considerations,” the association’s virtual training event presented by Larry Montanez of P&L Consultants LLC.

With years of real-world experience and an Alfred (NY) State education in his toolbox, automotive trades instructor CJ Tremper is now steering future auto body professionals toward the road to success.

As the nation comes together for the 19th annual commemoration of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, one local business continued to memorialize the nearly 3,000 Americans, including Paterson, NJ's Kenneth Lira, who went to work in the Twin Towers and never returned home.

On Aug. 28, representatives from the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) joined Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, R-Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean, Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick, R-Morris, Somerset and Union, and representatives from the Insurance Council of New Jersey for a special virtual meeting to discuss a host of issues between the collision repair and automotive insurance industries.

A 38-year ride for Dick’s Auto Repair in Orange, MA, is coming to an end this month, as owner Richard Noel plans to close up shop on Sept. 25.