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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

Friday, 08 March 2019 18:32

Auto Body Repair & Painting Are Among Business Uses Eyed in Freehold, NJ

Written by Matthew Sockol,


Municipal officials in Freehold Borough, NJ, are preparing to amend the borough’s redevelopment plan in a portion of the downtown district to permit motor vehicle repair garages, auto body repairs and painting, and tire sales.

Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For James Schrowang, enrolling in the Port Ewen, NY, school’s auto collision technology program meant having a teacher who mentored him and provided him with the technical skills he needed to be successful in the industry.


Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced it is entering its 27th state with the acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of 18 collision repair centers located in New York.

On Feb. 26, Ulster BOCES auto collision technology students learned about cutting-edge industry techniques and products used by today’s repair technicians.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 23:46

RI DOT Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Written by Staff, Roads & Bridges

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:20

Nashua, NH, Collision Repair Program Aims to Fill Labor Gaps

Written by Lucille Jordan, Nashua Community College


While a strong economy means Granite Staters are finding work, it doesn’t mean applicant skills evenly match market demands. Many of the trades continue to find themselves with an aging workforce and a shortage of candidates with the right skills.

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