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1HomePageMap small sw 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, ColoradoTexas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana

Stevinson Automotive dismissed 336 workers at six dealerships across metro Denver on March 30, according to filings made with the Colorado Department of Labor.

Arizona will be under a stay-at-home order starting March 31, after Gov. Doug Ducey announced that additional precautions need to be taken by residents to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community.

Officials with the City of Tahlequah and Cherokee County in Oklahoma ordered a "shelter-in-place" partial lockdown beginning 11:59 p.m. March 25, after Northeastern Health System confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 on March 24.

The statewide stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is in effect now. It will be in place through April 12.

ProCare Collision, a Texas-based Multi Shop Operator (MSO), announced March 10 they have acquired Hodges Collision, a Houston-based MSO with six locations in the Houston metro area. 

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) held its first regional meetings of the year Feb. 25 in Dallas, featuring Greg Griffith of AkzoNobel, who discussed “Cycle Time: Implementing Repair Planning.” 

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