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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.

NABR has announced the launch of the VRS Labor Rate Survey in New York, sponsored by an anonymous western New York collision repairer.

Monday, 17 April 2017 18:11

Nurse Fights to Get Car Back from Bronx, NY Auto Shop

Written by Arnold Diaz,

Car Held By Shop
A nurse is fighting to get her vehicle back from an auto body shop in the Bronx three months after bringing it in. (Photo credit:


Stephanie Guttierrez, a nurse in the Bronx, is worried she’ll never see her car again.

Castle Collision in Westbury, NY has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Friday, 14 April 2017 16:53

Automotive Tech Programs in MA Restoring 1926 Model T Ford

Written by Rich Harbert, Wicked Local

Removing Rusted Bolts
Joshua Meleski, 14, and Nick Torrey, 14, work together using a socket wrench and other tools to remove rusted bolts from the cowl of the 1926 Model T Ford. [Wicked Local Staff Photo/Alyssa Stone]

Students in the technical studies program at Plymouth South High School in MA are punching their way back in time, rivet by rusty rivet.

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, in continuation of the organization’s national growth initiative, has announced the opening of two repair centers in Rochester, New York.

Lombardozzi Superare Marketing NORTHEAST
Tony Lombardozzi teaches shops how to get paid properly.


On the last day of AASP/NJ's 40th Annual NORTHEAST Conference and Tradeshow, Superare Marketing's Tony Lombardozzi and Peter Abdelmaseh hosted two sold-out sessions for shop owners: "Stop Playing by the Appraiser's Rules" and "Set Your Own Prices and Make Them Stick."

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:48

Stella Collision Celebrates 70 Years

Written by Mallory Diefenbach

Stella Collision Celebrates 70
Gina and Chris Stella in the paint area of their collision repair shop.


This year, Stella Collision in Le Roy, NY has reached the platinum mark as it celebrates 70 years in business.

Glenn Josephides Veteran Collision 1


Glenn Josephides’ mantra is “Life is a learning lesson. If you don’t learn something during the day, the day was wasted.”

Captial Region BOCES Nijuan West
Nijuan West (right) and Kumar Sukhnandan (left), both of Schenectady, prepare the fender for sanding.


For their latest project, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be restoring a car that is at least twice as old as they are.

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