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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

When Eric Grossman opened his Tucson, AZ, collision repair shop in 1977, he was eager to do everything possible to provide his business with a competitive leg up, including enrolling in I-CAR’s new Gold Class training recognition program in 1990.

Lucid Motors has officially announced the completion of its first phase of construction at its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) facility in Casa Grande, AZ, and plans to begin the first production phase in spring 2021.

Seven individuals across two states were charged in an indictment unsealed Nov. 17 for their alleged participation in a scheme to obtain approximately $16 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For Texas State Technical College student Haley Rios of Bryan, TX, auto collision and repair work is a family tradition.

Through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program, Service King Collision recently repaired and donated a 2016 Kia Rio to Dorinda Goodenough, a local Phoenix resident.

Colorado’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has returned to level one operations, the center’s highest level, Gov. Jared Polis said Nov. 13.