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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

After almost 80 years of banging out dents and straightening frames, a Red Bank, NJ, auto body shop is headed to the scrap heap.

For over two years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers studied how consumers’ cars were repaired following a collision, how the insurance system reimburses the consumer for those repairs, and in the process, crafted House Bill 664 to keep drivers in safely repaired vehicles.

Rolls-Royce has sued J&B Body Works in Mount Vernon, NY, to get back a Ghost that has been idled in the repair shop for more than 430 days.

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been waiting so long when your car or truck goes in for service, it’s because Chester County, PA, is experiencing a severe shortage of auto service technicians.

A Somerset-Berkley, MA, Regional High School senior is the recipient of the Dunning Fellows and Scholars Excellence in Automotive Design at the transportation design program at the College for Creative Studies (CCS).

On Sept. 4, Deserving New Jersey area veterans experienced a day on the golf course with leaders from the collision repair industry, courtesy of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and the annual Drive Fore Courage program.

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