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 state fire marshal concluded that sparks from welding repairs caused a four-alarm fire that destroyed a South Main Street auto body shop on April 4.
Barrington Mayne has been arrested on a felony complaint for alleged insurance fraud.
A local fire chief watching his child's soccer game the afternoon of April 1 spotted a fire near a Fawn Township, PA, auto body shop and sprang into action.
The owner of a Worcester, MA, auto body shop was indicted March 28 in connection with a motor vehicle fraud scheme in which he damaged vehicles and stole $170,000.
Longtime Danvers, MA, business Hartnett Auto Body & Car Wash closed its doors April 4 after almost 70 years in the community.
More than 40 first responders from Pennsylvania and New Jersey fire departments along with local EMS providers gathered on March 23 for a demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication.
A 39-year-old mechanic from Linden, NJ, struck a schoolteacher with his Jeep, killing her, and then drove to his auto body shop to patch up the damage, said authorities who tracked down and arrested him.
Municipal officials have amended Freehold Borough, NJ's redevelopment plan and will permit motor vehicle repair garages, auto body repairs and painting, and tire sales in a section of the downtown district.
This year marks the 36th for one auto body business that strives to always put its customers’ safety first and quality a strong second.
The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours was hosted by CARSTAR Pete’s and featured several local officials who spoke on the state of poverty in the South Windsor and Windsor, CT, regions.