Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
AAPEX 2019 Mobility Garage: Products and Training for Tomorrow will feature hands-on training and demos to prepare technicians and shop owners for the next generation of electric cars and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in the Seattle/Tacoma, WA, area.
Mercury Insurance Co. has agreed to pay more than $41 million to end a two-decade-long battle with the California Department of Insurance battle over the Los Angeles-based carrier improperly tacking fees onto auto insurance policies and over false advertising claims.
Big Sky Collision Network (BSCN), Montana’s largest collision repair network, made up of three locations – Big Sky Collision Center of Billings, MT; A&D Auto Body of Bozeman, MT, and Crash Repair of Livingston, MT – will expand with the addition of EZ Body Shop of Manhattan, MT.
A new building that is more than 8,000-square-feet is being constructed at 1325 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna, CA, and moving day will happen in the next three to four months.
A truck trailer carrying five Tesla cars went up in flames on Sept. 24, at about 9:10 p.m., in Nevada, close to Carlin, NV, at the Interstate 80.
Fix Auto Poway and GEICO Insurance have teamed up to provide two deserving families with new vehicles.
The numbers are staggering—The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) backlog has tripled within the last three years, with 436 cases in 2016, 561 in 2017 and 1,314 from last year.
Multi-shop operator executives and a diverse group of industry experts who serve on the MSO Symposium advisory board, unanimously voted for the return of two highly-acclaimed presenters, Susanna Gotsch of CCC Information Services, and Vincent Romans of The Romans Group.
Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) during their annual reception the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (PDT) in the Renaissance 1 Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during the 2019 SEMA Show.