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The National Auto Body Council (NABC) recently held a Distracted Driving education program in conjunction with the Collision Repair Education Foundation for more than 400 students at the ACE 2019 (Auto Collision Experience) event at Technical College High School Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, PA.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 21:37

Fire at Bel Air Body Shop in Bel Air, MD, Ruled Accidental

Written by Staff Writer,

Crews were called around 12:14 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 to the 700 block of Belair Road in Bel Air, where there was heavy fire and smoke at Weaver's Body & Fender.

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Leschak Automotive Inc.—an auto repair shop based in West Mifflin—has paid $15,445 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages.

Consumers in Rhode Island now have the right to choose OEM parts on insurance-paid repairs made up to 48 months after the vehicle’s manufacture date—and insurers must pay for them.

Balise Collision Repair of Balise Motor Sales opened a fifth location on May 1.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 18:04

NABR Launches VRS Labor Rate Survey in MA


National AutoBody Research (NABR) recently announced the launch of its VRS Labor Rate Survey in the state of Massachusetts, sponsored by AASP-Massachusetts.

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