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
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the Dec. 15, 2017 opening of three collision repair centers in the west side suburbs of Cleveland, OH.
Twenty-six people have been arrested for planning to bring large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine into Northeast Ohio, law enforcement announced Dec. 7.
Mike Hofstetter, collision repair instructor at Rolla Technical Institute (RTI), currently teaches 30 students, a mix of first and second years.
A half-dozen current or former Detroit, MI, police officers have been charged with extortion for taking bribes from auto repair shop owners in exchange for referring stolen and abandoned vehicles recovered in the city to their shops.
Bryce Anderson, an ASE-certified collision repair technician from Hastings, MN, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year.
The students at the Hoosier Hills Career Center in Bloomington, IN, wouldn’t call their long-running automotive project a “monster truck,” per se.
CARSTAR Auto Body gave an Omaha Marine veteran an early Christmas gift on Dec. 6---the keys to a 2008 Honda Accord.
Jamie Smith, a single mother of two, and Alana Yates, a single mother of three, received vehicles on Dec. 6 in Springfield, IL, thanks to Zara’s Collision Center’s Benevolence Program.
The Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member on Nov. 30, holding a ribbon cutting at Auglaize Auto Body’s newly renovated workshop on Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta, OH.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts was honored as a top business by the Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards in Sarpy County, NE.
Zara’s Collision Center will give away a completely refurbished vehicle to a deserving individual on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at noon in Springfield, IL.