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The DrivenToDrive program helps injured veterans, like retired U.S. Air Force SrA Karah Behrend, regain their independence and get back behind the wheel of a retrofitted vehicle.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:40

Fix Auto USA Announces Entrance Into Oklahoma

Fix Auto USA announced Nov. 17 it has entered its 13th state, Oklahoma, with the addition of Fix Auto Jenks in Tulsa, OK.

Around the same time Giga Texas’ construction kicked off 24/7 shifts, Tesla started a hiring ramp for its Gigafactory in Austin.

Tesla Giga Texas workers may already be building the foundations for the factory’s casting facility and paint shop.

“When I was young, I thought about going into the oilfield,” Rey Salgado said. “I was going to drop out of school; however, thankfully, I was counseled not to do that. The oilfield business goes up and down, but as long as people are behind the wheel, auto collision repair and refinishing will never go out of style.”

Ford Motor Company Chief Customer Experience Officer Elena Ford and Ford Fund made a $200,000 investment in October to support education services for students affected by the pandemic.