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It is not too early to start filling in your 2008 calendar. Start with the 2008 I-CAR Fest scheduled for March 29, 2008 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, from 9 to 5:30 p.m.


The Oklahoma state legislature held a meeting in Oklahoma City October 25 to hear views about Oklahoma’s Right to Repair legislation, House Bill 1584. The meeting was held by the Economic Development and Financial Service Committee as part of an interim study to evaluate the content of the bill.


Over 60 shops from nine cities in Central Texas converged Sept. 25 in San Marcos to “Ignite Texas.” The fuse was lit by identifying the industry challenges and devising strategies such as consumer education via creation of an advertising co-op and grass roots and lobbyist legislative efforts –traditional and non-traditional.
Monday, 03 December 2007 11:59

Employers Must Pay for Protective Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ruled that employers must pay the cost of providing personal protective equipment needed to protect workers from job-related injuries, reports the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

As part of a citywide effort to save money on fuel, the police department has purchased a fleet of new fuel-efficient cars, Sgt. John Jordan said.

AADRA Instrumental in Halting Bills Attempting to Alter Alabamas Salvage Vehicle Purchase Provisions

The Alabama Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (AADRA) claimed victory last week as bills to open auto salvage pools to unlicensed individuals were halted from hearings before the Alabama Legislature due to strong opposition from consumers and industry.

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