Midwestern News

1HomePageMap small mw 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Galesburg Body Shop Deals Storm


A severe thunderstorm swept through Northern Knox County, IL, bringing pounds of quarter sized hail to the area Monday, March 20, 2017.

Bellaire Mans Corvette Stolen1


A Bellaire man is searching for answers after his classic 1960 Corvette was stolen and later found burned to pieces in Detroit.

The reception/showroom area has various memorabilia items on display such as vintage gas pumps, air meters, juke boxes, die cast collectible tractors and cars, and neon signs


When Warren Storm built his dream body shop in South Dakota in 2009, he bought a canopy from a Casey’s gas station that had closed. 

Washington County Pile Up Damage


The snowstorm on March 14 contributed to many accidents on the roads in Washington County, WI, leaving the county busy, particularly after a pileup on I-41 involving 60 cars.

MPCC Elderly Journey 1
Kent Silvester discusses tactics with LeRoy Musick at Mid-Plains Community College in NE. The men drive from Imperial five days a week to take auto body classes in North Platte.

How far would you commute for an education? By the time the current school year is over, Kent Silvester, 66, and LeRoy Musick, 76, will have driven approximately 16,000 miles.

NABR has announced the launch of the VRS Labor Rate Survey in both Kansas and Missouri, sponsored by an anonymous Kansas City metro area collision repair center.

Returning OTC Graduates Cotham

OTC graduate Tyler Cotham (submitted photo)

OTC (Ozarks Technical College) graduates Tyler Cotham and Cory Malicoat believe education is the only way to keep pace with the constant changes in the automotive industry, where technology is as vital to a car or truck as spark plugs and tires.

LTC Starts 1M Auto

Elizabeth Miske, 18, of Plymouth, tests her painting skills with a painting simulator at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Photo credit: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin


The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation in Cleveland, WI has unveiled the public phase of its Advanced Automotive Technology Center campaign, a fundraising effort to support renovation and expansion of the college’s automotive training facilities, the first major update made since 1974.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:23

CARSTAR Action in OH Undergoes Expansion

CARSTAR Action Cleveland


CARSTAR Action, a Cleveland auto body repair shop and collision repair center, recently underwent a large expansion project to increase its service to the town of Euclid and surrounding communities.

From its humble beginnings on St. Cloud's north side almost 60 years ago, Peters Body Shop has continued to specialize in one thing: auto body repair.