Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation recently received a $2,500 donation from Lou Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body of Rio Grande.
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the charges against six individuals in a 109-count indictment for their roles in a multi-year scheme to fraudulently obtain commercial car insurance policies and vehicle registrations.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Boone announced on Setpember 14 the guilty plea of Aniello Strocchia, 43, owner of BM Auto Collision, Inc., headquartered in Maspeth, New York.
Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 2297, introduced by state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, would require state vehicle safety inspections to include a review of any potential safety recalls using the vehicle’s VIN number and notify the owner or driver of the vehicle if the vehicle is subject to a recall.
WARE — O'Reilly Auto Parts is expected to open here as early as this fall at a location formerly used by a pharmacy and most recently for a Sears Hometown outlet at 124 West St.
Franklin Thomas Wilson
The former owner of a Darby Borough auto body shop was sentenced to 23 months of intermediate punishment Thursday, September 1 after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and receiving stolen property.
Family members grieve the loss of Joshua Gutierrez, Jr.
TOWN OF WALLKILL – The man who backed up his van in a parking lot, striking and killing a one-year-old, was driving with a suspended license.
Abigale Lutz, 17, works on a car as a member of Erie 1 BOCES' Collision Repair program.
For Abigale Lutz, age 17, cars were practically a part of the family.
The USI booths get a lot of action at Cole’s Collision Centers in upstate New York. In fact, they have five booths at their four locations.
While many body shop owners all over the country are looking closely at the incredible USI line of paint booths, one shop owner is all-in with this 40-year-old company and their cutting-edge booths, mixing rooms and prep decks. With a total of seven USI booths in all of his four locations, John Cole, the owner of Cole’s Collision Center in upstate New York, isn’t just a customer, but is also a huge advocate for these booths and how they have helped his production in countless ways.
Joseph Elwell, Kevin Szydlowski, and Sabino Aviles. Images via the Watertown Police Department.
WATERTOWN, MA – Watertown Police arrested three suspects in connection with a break-in at a local auto body shop.