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Monday, 07 November 2016 17:46

Break-in at Advance Auto Parts

Written by Ashley Hunter, Greene Publishing, Inc.

$300 was stolen and $600 is left in damages after a break-in at Advance Auto Parts, located on 497 E. Base St. in Madison on Monday, Oct. 24.

Monday, 07 November 2016 16:58

Auto parts manufacturer to cut Iowa City workforce

Written by Andy Davis, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Auto parts manufacturer International Automotive Components will lay off 477 employees at its Iowa City facility by the end of 2016.

Friday, 28 October 2016 17:42

Auto Parts Maker to Grow

Written by The Journal Gazette Staff

An automotive parts manufacturer plans to expand its operations in Steuben County, IN to help support a new contract with General Motors.

Advanced Measurement Systems, Inc. has announced the addition of Lee Equipment to the AMS Distributor network.

The absence of adequate machine safeguards led to an amputation and other machine-related injuries at a Mansfield manufacturer of parts used by automobile, motorcycle and appliance brands.

TechnaGlass has opened a new retail location in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the October 17 opening of a new collision repair center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 20:29

Freer Auto Body begins expansion project

Written by Kelsey Landis, The Telegraph

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Work has begun at Freer Auto Body on North Alby Street to clear trees in preparation for an expansion of the business, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.


GODFREY, IL — Freer Auto Body is planning a 7,500-square-foot addition onto their existing building at their North Alby Street location.

Monday, 17 October 2016 18:05

Auto Body Repair Shop in IL Hosts Extrication Training for Firefighters

Written by 1Collision Network via Chicago Daily Herald

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Firefighters in full gear train on extraction techniques with late model Audi vehicles at J.R. Auto Collision Repair in Arlington Heights.
Photo Credit: 1Collision Network


Learning to be safe while saving lives was the focus of the National Auto Body Council's First Responder Emergency Extrication event hosted at J.R. Auto Collision Repair, located at 543 S. Arthur Ave. in Arlington Heights.

Equipment Gateway, importer of the Miracle System of panel repair for steel and aluminum panels, has announced the appointment of Paul French of Tri-State Collision Equipment as a new distributor for the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota. 

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