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
PNC Riverarch Capital announced today the acquisition of Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (PSE), a leading distributor of automotive coatings in the United States.
Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS), SATA®, AkzoNobel, as well as numerous other donors, have partnered to provide SkillsUSA® with a second professional-grade finishing environment for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Erie LaSalle Body Shop was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1934.
In 1934, Ivan Goodmonson established Erie LaSalle Body Shop in Chicago, Illinois.
Mid-Plains Community College Automotive Technology instructor Bryan Herrick and MPCC Auto Body Technology instructor Don Wilson pull the cover off a 1965 Chevrolet Impala on June 12 at North Platte Buick GMC. The Impala is the college’s 13th raffle car.
The 2017 Mid-Plains Community College raffle car is a 1965 Chevrolet Impala.
In this April 2016 file photo, Mason County Area Technology Center students and instructor Daniel Thomas gather around thier project, a 1940 Ford that they rebuilt and converted to a 'Rat Rod' in their auto body class. (Photo Credit: Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent)
The auto body mechanic program at the Mason County Area Technology Center in Maysville, KY will be shelved for the next school year, while the machine tools program will continue.
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Multiple businesses in the Sioux Empire are coming to a teen’s aid after his car was significantly vandalized.
Waubonsee Community College auto body student, Melanie Thomas, has placed first three times in regional SkillsUSA competitions.
Melanie Thomas decided her senior year that she was going to take every automotive course offered at Marengo High School in Illinois.
House Representative Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington.
After an Indiana parts-related bill failed to receive a committee hearing by the legislative deadline, body shops and other interested parties across the state are being encouraged to get involved and contact their state representatives.
Rob Schultz, assistant professor in the Auto Collision Repair & Paint Technology Program at Iowa Lakes, showed what a layer of toner looks like before any additional layers are added. A large piece of this vehicle was removed and replaced before a student began the painting process.
A shiny topcoat just isn’t enough for the students and teachers in the auto collision repair and paint Technology Program at Iowa Lakes Community College — they know that what’s below the sparkle counts too.
Paul Struhar of CARSTAR Centerline in Strongsville, Ohio celebrated his 25th anniversary as a bodyshop owner in April.
The former owner of Russ’s Body Shop in Bad Axe, MI has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from illegal operations that occurred within the business last year.
A car slammed into Monroe Collision Services on April 26. Two people were hurt. Photo credit: Alice Roop
Written by Ray Kisonas, Monroe News staff reporter
Two people were injured on April 26 when a car left N. Telegraph Rd. and slammed into an auto body shop.
Ray Treuhart (at left) and manager Phyllis White stopped for a photo Friday, April 28 inside the body shop building at Treu Body Works. (Photo by The Courier)
Within one day of the April 19 fire that destroyed a building and injured one employee, the crew at Treu Body Works, in Lincoln, IL was eager to get back to business.