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
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.
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.
PJ's Auto Body of Succasunna, NJ, was recently awarded I-CAR Gold certification by the I-CAR Professional Development Program, the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry.
More than 32 first responders from 10 local fire departments gathered on April 6 for a demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims in the region, all thanks to the National Auto Body Council F.R.E.E.™ program and Auto Collision and Glass.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the acquisition of three collision repair centers, including one intake center, located in the Buffalo, NY, area.