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This past weekend was a good one for Clay Hoberecht---his lifelong dream of being recognized as a world-class auto painter came true. 

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Monday, 21 August 2017 16:16

Hail Brings Big Business to Local Auto Body Shop

Written by Tessa Thomas, KEVN Black Hills Fox

Although hail is bad news for most, it means big business for others.

CARSTAR Metcalf in Stillwell, KS, is now locally owned and operated and uses BASF’s Glasurit 90 Line paint system.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:14

'Working Feverishly': Roofers, Auto Shops Race to Keep Up with Carthage Hailstorm Recovery

Written by Koby Levin, The Joplin Globe

Months after the worst hail storm to hit Carthage, MO, in decades, clean-up is still in full swing.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 18:29

May 2017 SWCC Graduate Takes First in National Auto Repair Competition

Written by Alex Felker, CNA staff reporter - Creston News

“I honestly didn’t expect to win,” said Joel Hartstack, May 2017 Southwestern Community College (SWCC in Creston, IA) auto collision repair and refinish graduate.

Monday, 07 August 2017 21:53

After Hot Rod Crashes, the Owner is Suing Wichita Business for $700,000

Written by Tim Potter, Wichita Eagle

A battle over a valuable hot rod – involving one of the biggest names in the Wichita car world – is being waged in federal court.

Monday, 07 August 2017 18:25

St. Clair County RESA Career Academy to Expand with $20K Grant

Written by Pamela Binsfeld, The Voice

St. Clair County RESA’s Career Academy in Marysville, MI, received a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s James C. Acheson Fund to expand its summer program that caters to high school students at risk of dropping out.

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Friday, 04 August 2017 19:50

CVTC Camp Introduces Girls to Auto Body Repair

Written by RiverTown Newsroom

Leann Rafferty has dreams of her artwork decorating the bodies of cars and vans, but realizes she first has to learn more about repairing and finishing the bodies of motor vehicles. Now, the 2016 Gilman High School graduate is the only female in the Auto Collision Repair and Refinish program at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

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Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with the help of its local Chicago teammates, recently presented a donation in the amount of $45,700 to Angels on Assignment as part of the company’s ongoing Service King Cares initiative. Angels on Assignment is a local nonprofit organization based in Crete, IL, supporting families facing serious medical issues by providing financial assistance, transportation and sponsoring “Fun Days” to provide emotional support.

Monday, 31 July 2017 21:42

MNCARS: On a Roll

Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair and Service (MNCARS) is a nonprofit organization established in 2016 by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN). Its sole purpose is to promote careers in the automotive industry, recruit young people into the state's college-level automotive service and collision repair programs and, ultimately, into industry workplaces. Now 18 months into the initiative, MNCARS is pleased to report progress on a number of fronts.

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