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1HomePageMap small se 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced the Santa Cruz compact utility vehicle will be built at Hyundai’s U.S. automotive assembly plant in Montgomery, AL, starting in 2021.

Jack Wilson Chevrolet and Jack Wilson Buick GMC, acquired by the Hanania Automotive Group in February, have officially become Jack Hanania Chevrolet and Jack Hanania Buick GMC.

The automotive shops at each Cumberland County, TN, high school will be named in honor of a local automotive dealer and his business.

An overcast sky and winds bringing a winter chill with them couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Eastern Panhandle, WV, community as a local Army veteran was gifted a new vehicle to honor her service.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Dr. Celestino Santi of Accident Care Center of Boggy Creek for allegedly defrauding nine auto insurance companies out of more than $500,000 in unlicensed medical billing.

On Oct. 10, the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) hosted a training session, “Shop Processes, Culture, and Quality Control While Reducing Liability,” presented by Mark Olson of VECO Experts, at Cabela’s in Charleston, WV.

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