Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced July 30 that her office, with 14 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental protection action against Cooks Collision, Inc.
With help from the Folsom Fire Department, Sacramento Metro Fire was able to extinguish a well-involved structure fire at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in Orangevale, CA.
The Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County, MT, will auction off another group of customized wheelbarrows later in July during its major fundraiser.
If Assembly Bill 2825 (authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Los Angeles) passes, auto repair shops, including collision repairers, will turn into debt collectors---a job that they're not suited for, according to Jack Molodanof, head lobbyist for the California Autobody Association.
Though most of the profits for Premier Collision Center in Pocatello, ID, come from insurance claim repairs, owner Mike Tolman’s real passion is obvious---renovating award-winning, souped-up, glammed-up, “violent” hot rod cars.
Laura Salas, 28, graduated from Contra Costa College's automotive collision repair technology department, located in San Pablo, CA, in 2010.
North Idaho Collision Repair Center celebrated its grand opening with the community on Friday, June 22.
An auto insurance appraiser in California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a staged collision ring.