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
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A family business that has served Garrettsville for nearly 40 years is consolidating its talent and resources in Ravenna, OH, effective January 1, 2017.
Newell’s Auto Body in Decatur, IL has been certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications.
Owners Jason Lisko, left, and Mike Held stand in the garage as vehicles are washed Tuesday morning at Coachwork Auto Body in the town of Addison. (John Ehlke/Daily News)
After more than 35 years, Coachwork Auto Body in Addison, WI has new owners.
On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.
Winners of the Waubonsee Auto Body Repair Contest
With a host of auto body sponsors and repair shop owners serving as judges, the Waubonsee Community College Auto Body Repair program in Chicago, IL hosted its annual hood painting competition.
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.