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1HomePageMap small ne 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced that a New Jersey-based auto parts company has agreed to pay a Camden County man $55,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to hire him, despite his being qualified and experienced, because of his race and age.

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Images courtesy County of Morris


WASHINGTON TWP., N.J.– Students from Morris County School of Technology's (MCST) auto body shop classes restored a trailer for the Washington Township Office of Emergency Management.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 21:58

New Haven Man Scams 3 Stamford Residents In Auto Body Con

Written by Frank MacEachern, Stamford Daily Voice

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Bobby Megel
Photo credit: Stamford Police Department


STAMFORD, Conn. -- Like father, like son. Stamford Police said they arrested a New Haven man who ripped off people on auto repairs two years after arresting his father in the same scam.

Monday, 14 November 2016 23:04

Apple Automotive Acquires Hake's Body Shop

Written by Jason Scott, Central Penn Business Journal

The midstate's largest family-owned automotive dealership group just got a little bit bigger.

The Collision Centers is opening an 12,000-square-foot shop in Medford, NY, the company’s fifth location on Long Island.

Advanced Measurement Systems, Inc. (AMS) has announced the addition of KGM Equipment to the AMS Distributor network.

Monday, 07 November 2016 18:07

Portland Shop Owners at Wits End Dealing with Homeless

Written by Christine Pitawanich,

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Frank Jozaitis points out the offending RV.
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Mackin’s Auto Body in Northeast Portland can’t seem to get the help they need.


Monday, 07 November 2016 17:09

Moody’s Collision Centers buys former racetrack in Gorham

Written by Kate McCormick, The Portland Press Herald

Moody’s Collision Centers, the auto collision repair chain, has increased its footprint in Gorham by buying a 62-acre former racetrack from Hannaford supermarkets.

Friday, 28 October 2016 18:33

Business of the Week in Penn Yan, NY: Marble Automotive, Marble’s Glass

Written by Mike Hibbard, Finger Lakes Times

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Nearly 60 years ago, Paul Marble turned an old cow barn into Marble's Automotive / Marble's Glass, where he did collision work and eventually started fixing up cars for resale.

Photo credit: Spencer Tulls / Finger Lakes Times


It was almost 60 years ago when Paul Marble turned an old cow barn into an auto body shop. Not only did he do collision work, he eventually fixed up cars and resold them.

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The students of the Northern Maine Community College Automotive Collision Repair Program in front of their paint booth.

Northern Maine Community College has received an $85,000 grant from the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges for equipment and an upgrade to its Automotive Collision Repair Lab.

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