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Thursday, 01 December 2016 22:34

Jake’s Body Shop Opens in Blue Earth, MN

Written by Chuck Hunt, Fairbault County Register

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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.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:24

Fire Causes $750,000 in Damage at Dean's Auto Parts in MN

Written by Brainerd Dispatch

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.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 23:56

Abandoned Junkyard Reaches Final Days of Scavenge

Written by Tanner Cole, The Hawk Eye

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.

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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.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:56

Auto Shops See Increase in Deer Collisions

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo.  Local auto body shops are busy this time of year thanks to mother nature.

On November 8, The Boyd Group Inc. announced that it has acquired a multi-store operation (MSO) located in the Detroit, MI region.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:34

Body Shop Owner Sentenced on Drug Charge


Jesse Seifert


A Mankato, MN auto body shop owner who allegedly gave methamphetamine to employees was sentenced Wednesday, November 2 to 104 days in jail for possession of the drug only.

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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.


Friday, 11 November 2016 23:22

Fischer Body, Julie Smith Showcased

Written by Rebecca Martin, Jefferson City News

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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


What does it take to be the biggest name in business in Jefferson City, MO?

Thursday, 10 November 2016 19:20

AL O'Reilly Auto Parts Robbed at Gunpoint

Written by Prescotte Stokes III, AL.com

Two businesses in the Mobile area were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend of October 14, according to the Mobile Police Department.

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