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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

Recognizing the need that North Carolina and South Carolina high school and college collision school programs have, the Carolinas Collision Association (CCA) has pledged to raise $250,000 in in-kind, product donations for the states' technical programs over the summer through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF.)

Earlier this year, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to eliminate the state’s motor vehicle safety inspection program.

As if dealerships didn’t have enough to concern them nowadays because of the coronavirus pandemic, reports out of one of North Carolina’s largest cities indicated 11 dealers and a rental car facility have seen nearly 50 vehicles stolen in the past month---inventory worth more than $1 million.

Volkswagen Chattanooga has reassessed plans to resume production May 3.

Classic Collision Inc., an Atlanta-based automotive collision repair company, announced it has acquired Palm Collision Center in the South Florida region.

Florida Spine & Joint Institute (FSJI) has sued GEICO for over $750,000, alleging intentional interference with contractual relations and defamation.

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