Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Technician Bob Notz works on a bumper in the Derby Auto Masters body shop. Segments of Auto Masters have been purchased by Collision Works of Oklahoma, which plans to expand its presence in the area.
The sign at 910 N. Nelson Drive says “Auto Masters,” and while that’s the business’ working name, the venture has been owned since August by Oklahoma City-based Collision Works, a rapidly expanding auto body and service enterprise.
Taylor and Lily Freer
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The Freer Auto Body Cookies and Cocoa for Community Christmas was once again a way to draw the area together for the best of causes: making sure children in need have presents under the tree when the holiday comes.
A customer of a Richfield, MN autobody business shot the shop’s owner in the foot on the morning of Nov. 16.
Four independent auto body shops sued Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in state court in Cleveland.
Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated franchise in Mankato, Minnesota, announced it has donated $4,900 to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thomas Voorhis and his son Sebastian Voorhis look at his vehicle after it was repaired at Hammer's Autoworks. Voorhis' vehicle was damaged after hitting a deer. (Photo: Andrew Jansen/News-Leader)
The vehicles start arriving this time of year with smashed grilles, broken headlights, dented body panels and shattered windshields.
The St. Louis I-CAR Committee awarded six schools with $25,000 in school grants at the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual reception at SEMA.
A former auto body shop employee was found in criminal contempt of court and sentenced to 60 days in custody on November 29 by a federal judge for refusing to testify at the trial of six reputed leaders of the violent Hobos street gang.
Left to right are Baldwin, Becky and Greg Jacobs and office manager/bookkeeper Sue Dixson.
Photo Credit: Fairbault County Register
"What goes around, comes around," the saying goes.
A fire that destroyed Dean's Auto Parts in Baxter, MN on November 18 and sent fireballs into the sky caused $750,000 in damages, Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said Sunday.
At the former site of Putnam’s Auto Body Shop in Burlington, IA, it looks as though someone dug up a graveyard’s worth of cars and left their mangled, rusting bodies to rot in piles.
Although family-owned and operated since 1983, Tom & Ed's Autobody is rapidly expanding. This year, the company has added three locations. They also have rebuilt their Merrillville location while adding a Boat/RV Repair Division.