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1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

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Scott Austin of the NA Williams Company has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.

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EVgo Inc. on Dec. 7 announced it was selected for proposed awards for various grants from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to install new high powered direct current fast chargers (DCFC) to help the state meet its transportation electrification goals.

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BrightDrop on Dec. 7 announced the opening of its first dealership, BrightDrop Greater Los Angeles, in Fontana, CA, marking another step toward commercialization of the company’s electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs) for integration into customer fleets before the end of the year.

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In an event deemed the Holiday Rideaway, three deserving Orange County, CA, recipients were presented vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families.

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Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, yet represent only 28% of the science and engineering workforce and hold only about a quarter of the jobs in automotive manufacturing.

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Seven members of a Los Angeles-based fraud ring were sentenced for a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $20 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.