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PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP, citing alleged breach of contract.

Monday, 05 June 2017 23:13

Business Owners Sue Town Council for Refusal to Fix Drainage System

Written by Louie Torres, PennRecord

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PHILADELPHIA — Two individuals are suing the Municipality of Norristown and Norristown Municipal Council, alleging violation of civil rights and violation of federal law for refusing to repair a public drainage system under their business.

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PHILADELPHIA – An automobile owner claims her Volvo dealership and an auto body shop didn’t make necessary repairs to her vehicle in a timely manner, nor did her insurance company ensure the repairs were completed.

Friday, 26 May 2017 21:21

UPDATE: Auto Shop Accused of Taking Money from Customers' Insurance Companies

Written by ARNOLD DIAZ, PIX11

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THE BRONX — A Bronx auto body shop stands accused of taking money from customers’ insurance companies, but not fixing their cars.

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With a full fleet, Elite Electronics is able to respond quickly when their customers call, which include MSOs such as ABRA, Service King, Gerber Collision and Caliber Collision.


After the economic implosion of 2008, many body shops decided to add mechanical repair to their menus of services and quickly found out it wasn't quite that easy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:00

Student Goes From Sheet Cake to Sheet Metal

Written by Sarah E. Reynolds


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Gold medalist Thia Carter shows the fender she used in her job skills demonstration at the Maine SkillsUSA competition. She will take her demo on the road in June to compete in the nationals in Louisville, KY.


Thia Carter, of Camden, ME, has been an auto body repair student at Mid-Coast School of Technology for less than two years, but she has come a long way in that time – far enough to win a gold medal for her job skills demonstration in the SkillsUSA Maine competition, held at the United Technology Center in Bangor March 2 and 3.

Monday, 15 May 2017 20:10

Sole Female Contestant Takes Second at SkillsUSA Competition

Written by Eric Retzlaff, The Leader-Herald

Megan Alikonis at the New York state SkillsUSA competition, where she was the only female out of 22 contestants. She took second place. (Photo submitted)


"I didn’t think I was going to win," said Megan Alikonis.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 15:35

PA Auto Body Shop Owner Accused of Scamming Customers

Written by Tribune-Review

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North Huntingdon, PA police arrested a township man who owns an auto body shop on multiple theft and deceptive business practice charges for allegedly scamming customers.

Toyota’s Collision Repair and Refinish (CRR) Training Center, located in West Caldwell, NJ, hosted an Open House on April 26.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

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