Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
The rain stayed away long enough on Thursday, March 21 to allow for a huge celebration as Ben Clymer’s the Body Shop gave away another car to a needy family.
Most of us are probably familiar with this famous line screamed by a TV ex-anchorman while on air in the film “Network” (1976): "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Although he sees himself as an I-CAR instructor first and a body shop owner second, Doug Roach, 66, has been wearing both hats successfully for the last 36 years.
David Mello recently celebrated two notable anniversaries: his 30th as the owner of Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA, and his 40th in the collision repair industry.
On March 14, Technical Careers High School in Bonneville School District 93 in Idaho Falls, ID, was finishing up the last few touches on a car to be donated to a family in need.
Through the noise of the California International Airshow Salinas, a small group gathered the afternoon of March 24 in the middle of the municipal airport’s tarmac to gift U.S. Army Green Beret veteran Lawrence Duke “Frosty” Frost a car.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the March 29 acquisition of seven repair centers in Oregon and Washington.
For years, there was an idea to build up to 10,000 homes along State Route 25 near the San Benito-Santa Clara County line in California.
A city parking lot may soon be converted into a pilot “dusk-till-dawn” safe sleeping program, the latest effort to provide alternatives to a large unsanctioned city homeless encampment near Highway 1 and River Street in Santa Cruz, CA.
After determining its appearance would meet the city’s design guidelines, the city’s Planning Department granted a permit for an auto body repair shop to open in an empty building on Talmage Road at Airport Park Boulevard in Ukiah, CA.