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Dale Wulfekuhle, manager of Ream Auto Body, points out some hair from a deer still on a vehicle brought in on September 20. Wulfekehle counted three vehicles brought in for work after hitting a deer in a week's time.


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Iowa drivers know sooner or later the odds are you’ll hit a deer while driving in the state. But some new insurance statistics might surprise you with just how high the risk is on the road.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

Wilder Auto Body to Build New Shop


After almost 13 years at their current facility at 619 Lincoln Ave., Wilder Auto Body is building a new collision repair shop in the 100 block of Crawford Avenue, just east of the viaduct on US-24 on the south side.

Michigan House members returned to work the week of September 5 to decide whether they’ll give the state’s motorists a break on their highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums.

PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of in-bay automatic vehicle wash systems, has made a $5,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Wisconsin.

Gerber Collision & Glass announced the September 1 opening of a new collision repair center in La Porte, Indiana.

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.

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