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
OTC graduate Tyler Cotham (submitted photo)
OTC (Ozarks Technical College) graduates Tyler Cotham and Cory Malicoat believe education is the only way to keep pace with the constant changes in the automotive industry, where technology is as vital to a car or truck as spark plugs and tires.
Elizabeth Miske, 18, of Plymouth, tests her painting skills with a painting simulator at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Photo credit: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation in Cleveland, WI has unveiled the public phase of its Advanced Automotive Technology Center campaign, a fundraising effort to support renovation and expansion of the college’s automotive training facilities, the first major update made since 1974.
Maaco has added North Dakota to its growing franchise footprint in the United States.
A string of robberies at an auto parts chain in Wichita, KS took a new twist on February 6, when two of them were robbed within minutes of each other.
The repair shop portion of the building is likely a total loss after a Jan. 30 fire ravaged the building. Photo courtesy of Ian Kushnir.
Firefighters were called to a commercial building in Melvindale, MI for a fire with reports of several small explosions heard inside on January 30.
Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated franchise in Mankato, Minnesota, recently announced that it is now a ProFirst Certified shop.
2017 Sketchbattle amateur winner Ian Bass discussing his drawing with judges. (photo by BradZieglar.com)
Casey Swanseger, designer at a Detroit automotive original equipment manufacturer, and Ian Bass, student at the College for Creative Studies, won the 2017 Middlecott Sketch Experiment presented by BASF.
(Photo credit: FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
January 5 marked one year since someone walked into a North College Hill, OH auto body shop, robbed the owner, and shot and killed him.
Photo credit: Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News
Morris Motors will have to wait a little longer to open up shop in north Newton, IA.
From left are Dick Hedahl, president and CEO of Hedahls; John Bartlett, executive chairman of APH; Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH; and Larry Lysengen, COO of Hedahls.
Longtime Bismarck, ND auto parts store Hedahls has been sold to Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.