Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has officially issued a permit to Baidu USA to begin testing driverless vehicles on public roads in Sunnyvale, CA.
Collision Pros, a leading mid-market provider of collision repair services in Northern California, has acquired A-1 Body Shop in Davis, CA.
In spite of the nuances of the corona virus, CAWA, in its adjustments to a new and unusual reality, still had a very productive and successful year in 2020.
CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Port Orchard, located at 2005 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Jan. 25 in response to improving coronavirus conditions, a surprising move hailed by beleaguered businesses but that prompted caution from local health officials concerned the public may let down its guard.
Crash Champions, LLC, one of the nation's largest independent collision repair MSOs with a leading presence in the greater Midwest and Southern California markets, announced Jan. 21 its successful rebrand of Fountain Valley Bodyworks.
Rupert's Auto Body in Carson City, NV, has supported many causes through the years from youth sports and organizations, to children's programs and local schools.
On Jan. 12, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board agreed to pay The Boring Company (TBC) up to $6.25 million for the operation and management of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop, beginning Feb. 1 and running through June 30, 2022.
The world-famous West Coast Customs has entered into an exclusive collaboration with the Los Angeles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (LACDJR) dealership to offer an array of exciting customization packages, to the diverse LACDJR vehicle line, with West Coast Customs setting up an ancillary shop and showroom at the dealership's downtown L.A. location.
In December, Kitu Systems completed the deployment of 190 networked Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers for Fairplex, in Pomona, CA.