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
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.
Pictured are the Collision Repair students (in blue shirts) and representatives of other student organizations on campus which held fund-raisers to provide car seats and gas cards. On the far right are Constance, vehicle recipient; Mary Ellen Schaid, Executive Director of Safe Passage; Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College; and Greg Brink, Collision Repair Tech instructor.
The Kishwaukee College Collision Repair Technology (CRT) program participated in the Recycled Rides program offered by the National Auto Body Council and a local DeKalb woman received a vehicle.
Fischer Body Shop owner Curt Fischer, center, speaks after his business was announced as the winner of the Small Business of the Year award.
Photo by Shelby Kardell/Fulton Sun
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