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Owner of Nassau Auto Body Shops Pleads Guilty to $190K Tax Fraud


A Garden City man pleaded guilty on July 22 to stealing nearly $190,000 over eight years by underreporting sales from the auto body shops he owned in Mineola and Hempstead, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

Collision Center Invests $15,000 Annually In Technician Training


Alan’s Collision Center, an independent, single-owner Philadelphia auto body repair business, is investing $15,000 annually in technician training to ensure excellence in collision repair services for customers.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office reached an agreement with Binghamton-based Don’s Automotive Mall, Inc. to resolve an investigation that revealed that the company was selling salvaged automobile airbags in violation of New York State law.

After Nationwide Insurance filed a claim against a Pennsylvania body shop for charging “unreasonable and excessive fees,” a county arbitration panel in that state ruled in favor of the collision repair center in May.

Fred Beans dealership


When he was just 20 years old, Fred Beans purchased a gas station garage in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He eventually expanded it to include 12 employees. With a passion for the automobile industry, Beans sold the business and traveled to Doylestown, PA to begin building what is now the Fred Beans Group, which includes 18 dealerships, six CARSTAR collision repair centers along with a parts warehouse, an express lube and automotive accessories store, a towing company and a detail and accessory center.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, has announced the expansion of its auto glass operations in the Philadelphia market through the acquisition of Four Sons Auto Glass.

Fire Chars Siding at Littlestown, PA Auto Body Shop

A fire charred the exterior siding at Toll House Auto Body in Littlestown on July 7.
The owner of a Littlestown auto body repair shop believes a soda machine sparked a fire that charred a wall of the business on July 7th.

Symach has announced the integration of a FixLine conveyor system at Barrie, Ontario's newest Zenetec CSN facility, marking the European company's first large-scale body shop installation within the Canadian market.

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A Monongahela man was arraigned on July 8 for allegedly running a Craigslist business of selling tailgates stolen from trucks in three counties in 2014.