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Maaco, America’s No. 1 auto paint and collision repair provider, announced the opening of a new franchise, Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, at 19560 Burnham Ave., Lynwood, IL, 60411. 

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Impact of Cascade at 5566 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.  

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging company with a dedicated social service mission, has acquired RapidFix brand of adhesives from Boss Products USA, LLC, of Norton Shores, MI.

Freedom High School Automotive in Freedom, WI, has been awarded a $4,300 education grant from the RPM Foundation to support Career and Technical Education. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:20

Auto Body Program Receives Car for Studies

Written by Jordan Spence, The Alpena News

The first day of classes were off to a good start, Alpena Community College instructor Chris Lubiato said August 28.

Monday, 28 August 2017 22:10

Bud Crawford's Conviction for Property Damage Reversed

Written by Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer

Boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford no longer faces 90 days in jail for his role in an April 2016 confrontation at an auto body shop in Omaha, NE, a district court judge ruled August 23. 

This past weekend was a good one for Clay Hoberecht---his lifelong dream of being recognized as a world-class auto painter came true. 

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Monday, 21 August 2017 16:16

Hail Brings Big Business to Local Auto Body Shop

Written by Tessa Thomas, KEVN Black Hills Fox

Although hail is bad news for most, it means big business for others.

CARSTAR Metcalf in Stillwell, KS, is now locally owned and operated and uses BASF’s Glasurit 90 Line paint system.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:14

'Working Feverishly': Roofers, Auto Shops Race to Keep Up with Carthage Hailstorm Recovery

Written by Koby Levin, The Joplin Globe

Months after the worst hail storm to hit Carthage, MO, in decades, clean-up is still in full swing.

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