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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

Mercedes-Benz said it will halt production next week at its Tuscaloosa County, AL, factory due to a shortage of parts---a work stoppage it plans to make up later this summer.

The St. Petersburg Police Department in Florida announced it arrested two men in connection with a string of stolen vehicles in the Tampa Bay area.

General Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee is expected to be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced May 15 that Florida gyms can reopen and restaurants' indoor seating can expand to 50% capacity beginning May 18.

Mediator Stanford Blake of Tampa, FL, filed a notice of cancellation May 11 for a virtual mediation set for May 27 via Zoom in the ongoing legal showdown between Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively Allstate) and defendants Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama reopened its auto plant in Lincoln on May 11, the same day Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama started back its engine plant in Huntsville, AL.

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