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Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepts the Sponsor of the Year award from SCC chapter director Cheryl LaPrade.


The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) honored PPG by naming it the organization’s Sponsor of the Year for 2016.

H&V Collision Center, the largest independent and family-owned collision repair company in the Capital Region, was recently recognized by Rensselaer County and the City of Troy for donations to veteran causes.

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A deserving mother was surprised with a newly refurbished car on December 24.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 22:07

West Haven, CT Auto Body Shop Offers Help After Seeing News 8 Story

Written by Tina Detelj, WTNH

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L to R: Shop Owner Danny Prokopis and Arthur Travaglini


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — When Arthur Travaglini contacted News 8 in Connecticut he said his Christmas was ruined but now it appears his faith is restored. And so may be his car which he says was damaged by a snow plow during the December 17 storm.

Many collision repair industry professionals have taken up arms in reaction to State Farm's decision to lower labor rates in parts of NJ and NY, but amidst the outrage, a very recognizable voice is strangely absent. Industry advocate Larry Montanez of P & L Consultants has taken a different stance on this situation as he appeals to the industry to consider a logical approach.


Ulster BOCES Auto Collision Technology student Dachell Irizarry Garcia of Wallkill High School paints lockers for Drill instructors at the upcoming Ulster County Law Enforcement Group’s Police Basic Training course.


Drill instructors at the upcoming Ulster County Law Enforcement Group’s Police Basic Training Course in NY will have refurbished lockers, thanks to Ulster BOCES Auto Collision Technology students.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 17:46

'Person of Interest' in R.I. Auto Body Killing Identified

Written by WLNE-TV News Staff

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A Providence man accused of a murder at an auto body shop will go before a judge on December 20.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 17:33

PA Auto Body Shops Cashing in on Winter Weather

Written by Carmella Mataloni, WNEP

PA Auto Body Shops Cashing In

The recent snowfall has many auto body shops in the Poconos busy with vehicles that may have been wrecked or need winterizing.

Friday, 16 December 2016 17:19

VIDEO: Dent-and-Ding Policy Didn’t Cover 4-Inch Dent

Written by Susan Hogan, NBC Washington

A Maryland woman paid extra for a dent-and-ding policy for her brand new car, but when she needed to cash in on it, her claim was denied.

Friday, 16 December 2016 17:05

VIDEO: Manchester Auto Shop Gives Back to Veterans

Written by Elyza Peterson, WMUR 9

A Manchester, N.H. auto shop gave back to Veterans by making several car repairs at no charge.

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