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Friday, 15 June 2018 21:05

Senator: Trump Tariffs May Drive Off Alabama's Auto Jobs

Written by Brad Harper, Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said a proposal by President Donald Trump to place a 25 percent tariff on imported cars, trucks and auto parts could cause automotive plant workers to lose their jobs, especially in Alabama.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 16:02

Body Shop To Move Into Former Office Depot Building in Greer, SC

Written by Melody Wright, Upstate Business Journal

Vacant for more than three years, the former Office Depot building in Greer, SC, will be revived at last. 

This spring, through a grant and scholarship program with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, the Nashville I-CAR Committee is awarding three Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston students with a $1,000 tool grant each and four Lincoln Tech students with a scholarship toward their post-secondary collision repair education.

Monday, 11 June 2018 18:21

Tap the Brakes on Rolling Out Unregulated Driverless Cars in FL

Written by Dale Swope, Florida Justice Association

Crashes involving driverless cars have raised significant safety questions. In March, an Uber driverless car struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian. The NTSB said the system never engaged the brakes in spite of seeing the victim six seconds before the crash. 

The Boyd Group Inc. recently announced the May 25, 2018 opening of two collision repair centers in Marietta and Canton, the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. 

Monday, 04 June 2018 16:12

Ray’s Auto Body in Knoxville, TN, Under New Ownership 47 Years Later

Written by Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

For 47 years, Ray and Louise Shelton worked side-by-side running Ray’s Auto Body on Western Avenue in Knoxville, TN. For most of those 47 years, one or the other would greet customers---Ray from behind the counter or Louise from her perch at the desk in the corner of the lobby. 

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