Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
Moving Toward Zero Emissions
As his first executive order after becoming governor of Colorado, Governor Jared Polis signed an order to aid Coloradans in moving from internal combustion vehicles to electric vehicles.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the Jan. 11, 2019 acquisition of a repair center in Peoria, AZ.
Seven New Orleans-area residents, mostly from St. Bernard Parish, have been arrested in an insurance fraud scheme involving a staged car crash, state police said Jan. 3.
The advent of any new technology is accompanied with complaints, as seen with Wing’s delivery drones, but in the case of self-driving cars, there have been more radical expressions of discontent.
More than 150 accidents were reported Jan. 2—Jan. 3, which means a lot of people have some repairs on the horizon. For auto body shops, that means a busy few weeks are on the way.
Owens Collision has filed for bankruptcy, but its building is now the home of an auto repair shop that was incorporated during the last week of December.
The slush left on roadways the morning of Dec. 29 was expected to freeze again overnight and create a slippery mess.
More than 35 firefighters from various area fire stations gathered this fall at First Choice Collision’s Cypress, TX, location at 11638 Telge Rd. for a hands-on training on the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication.
Tulsa, OK, city leaders broke ground Dec. 20, 2018 on a new collision repair facility.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the Dec. 28, 2018 opening of a collision repair location in Lake Havasu City, AZ. This location previously operated as Sofia’s Auto Body.