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Thursday, 05 October 2017 15:42

Two Linton, IN, Body Shops Pitch in to Help Humphreys Park

Written by Patti Danner, Greene County Daily World

Janette Evans, president of Linton’s Humphreys Park Board, recently expressed her gratitude for work done at the playground by volunteers from two Linton, IN, auto body shops.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:55

Teenage Boy Killed when Van Slips Off Jack, Crushes Him in NW Indiana

Written by Jeff Mayes, Chicago Sun-Times

Despite the efforts of friends and passers-by, a boy was killed when a van he was working under slipped off a jack and crushed him in the parking lot of a northwest Indiana auto parts shop.

Monday, 02 October 2017 20:00

Precision Collision & Auto Glass in MI Handles Collision Repair, More

Written by Mark Urban, Record-Eagle

It's not easy to accidentally drive by one particular 20-year Frankfort, MI, business.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:18

Auto Body Shop Owner and Wife Aid Hurricane Victims

Written by Lisa Esquivel Long, The News-Sentinel

As U.S. citizens struggle in Puerto Rico after the most recent devastating hurricane, more Fort Wayne and area churches and groups are continuing to help survivors of earlier Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Monday, 25 September 2017 23:49

Items Reported Stolen from Vehicle at Fenton, MO-Area Auto Body Shop

Written by Kevin Carbery, My Leader Paper

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft of dozens of mechanics’ tools from a customer’s vehicle while it was at a Fenton-area auto body shop. 

Friday, 22 September 2017 22:55

Kentucky Attorney General Warns of Issues with 'Rebuilt' Cars

Written by Chad Hedrick, WSAZ News Channel 3

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning consumers of the potential for cars flooded by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to make their way to the Bluegrass State and be resold as "rebuilt" cars.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 23:00

Class Actions: Abra Auto Body, Crunch Fitness in IL Didn't Properly Collect Employee, Customer Fingerprints

Written by Jonathan Bilyk, Cook County Record

Two more business groups---a chain of auto body repair shops and a group of fitness clubs---have been added to the growing list of shops being sued under an Illinois law governing how businesses are supposed to handle the collection and use of employees’ and customers’ fingerprints and other so-called biometric information.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 21:57

Maaco Opens New Location in Ankeny, IA

Maaco has opened a new location in Ankeny, IA, to serve the Des Moines region. It is the second location in the marketplace. 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:46

Sun Prairie, WI, Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for Auto Body Theft, Fraud

Written by Jonathan Stefonek, Portage Daily Register

A Sun Prairie, WI, man was sentenced to prison for theft and fraud after a December 2016 arrest for doing illegal auto body work.

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