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Monday, 01 May 2017 16:31

Owner of Body Shop, Consulting Co. Also Markets Famous Sauce

Written by Mitch Prentice, The Knox Student

Daves Auto Body Gator Sauce
Dave Dunn of Dunn's Auto Body


The strange, green color of Dave’s Gator Sauce might turn you away or make you excited for a taste.

Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate has broken ground on a $95 million plant in Detroit.

Carl Swope, owner of the Swope Family of Dealerships, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky


Earlier this year, Carl Swope learned he received the 2017 Time Dealer of the Year Award during the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

Nagys Jordan
Jordan Wincek, the lead painter at Nagy’s Green location in Akron, Ohio


Based in Ohio, Nagy's Collision Centers is an award-winning family-owned collision repair facility.

Monday, 17 April 2017 16:22

State Shuts Down Unlicensed Body Shop in MI After FOX 2 Story

Written by Taryn Asher, FOX 2

Shut down Shop

The state is now getting involved after FOX 2 exposed an auto body shop in Redford Township, MI that has been taking advantage of its customers.

Axalta Ford GT Colors Detroit


Axalta Coating Systems recently sponsored the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit section event on April 5, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

A number of bills impacting collision repairers have been introduced in state legislatures throughout the Midwest this year.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:46

Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage to IN Body Shop

Written by FOX59 WEB

IA Body shop fire

A fire caused parts of an auto body shop in Indianapolis to collapse on the city’s near southwest side on April 11.

Esquivel Illinois Shop Helps Community
Midwest Auto Body decided to give a car to a worthy recipient, and as a result, local Catholic seminarian and missionary Marco Franco got a 2006 Mercury Milan from this shop in Melrose, IL.


Last year, I interviewed Jose Esquivel, the owner of Midwest Auto Body in Melrose, IL about his journey into collision repair.

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