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BASF's R-M Sponsors Back to the Bricks for Second Year

The R-M display featured a 2016 Ford Mustang built by Ice Nine Group owned by Keith Strong and a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette restored by Randy Misekow of Custom Paint owned by David Spooner.

BASF’s R-M automotive refinish paint brand recently served as the Platinum sponsor for the Back to the Bricks car show in Flint, MI for the second year in a row.

Young Sisters Recognized for ‘Doing Most Good’

The St. Louis Midland Chapter of the Salvation Army recently honored sisters Taylor Freer, 12, and Lily Freer, 9, of Godfrey, with its “Doing the Most Good” award in the youth division. An award ceremony was held Aug. 19 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.


ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Midland Chapter of the Salvation Army recently honored a pair of Godfrey sisters with a special award for community service.

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Ernest Garner of Michigan, filed a lawsuit in early August against Gerber Collision and Glass.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:11

1Collision Network Expands Into Michigan

The 1Collision Network has announced the addition of Butler's Collision, located in Roseville, MI, marking the Network's entry into the Michigan marketplace.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:20

Fire Destroys Auto Body Workshop

Fire destroys auto body workshop

A fire destroyed a workshop at McQuaide Auto Body and Repair along Cemetery Road in Conemaugh Township late Sunday, August 28. (Tom Peel/Gazette photo)


TUNNELTON — Lightning is believed responsible for a fire late Sunday, August 28 that destroyed a two-car wood garage with an attached workshop at McQuaide Auto Body and Repair along Cemetery Road, Conemaugh Township.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 21:53

Following A Road Less Traveled

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Jessica Schaben, of Gothenburg, works in a paint booth at MPCC. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in auto body technology.


They’re giving the boys a run for their money.

Carra Johnson, of Madrid, NE and Jessica Schaben, of Gothenburg, NE took classes at Mid-Plains Community College in programs most women don’t go into: automotive technology and auto body technology.

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The Ed Martin All Makes Collision Center has been using Prospray since September of 2009 with spectacular results.


Supporting multiple car dealerships while painting a wide range of used cars for resale, Ed Martin All Makes Collision Center in Indianapolis, IN, needs a paint that can perform at a high level. Body Shop Manager Dennis Deaton and his crew rely on ProsprayTM every day to give them the finished product they require.

Service King Golf Tournament Raises $25K for IL Non-Profit

Service King Collision Repair Centers, through the effort of its Chicago-based teammates, hosted the first annual Service King Chicago Charity Golf Tournament at the Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park, IL.

PPG Helps Car Craft Autobody after Stormy Days

Painter Marty Miller sprays PPG all day long and loves it at the Car Craft Autobody in Chesterfield, MO.


Garry Goddard got a very rude welcome from the collision repair industry when he entered it back in 2011. After taking over the operation at Car Craft Autobody in the St. Louis, MO area, two highly significant weather-related tragedies occurred.
First was the well-known “Good Friday” tornado, a thunderstorm that produced a tornado that left a 21-mile long path of destruction across northern St. Louis County in Missouri. It was followed a year later by the “Meteor Shower” hailstorm.

Improving Processes Every Day Helps KS Shop Stay Accountable

All Angles Collision Repair's new east location in Wichita, Kansas.

In September, All Angles Collision Repair will celebrate its 11th anniversary.

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